The Didsbury Museum, situated in the Town of Didsbury, Alberta, has been established to tell the story of the founding, settlement and development of the community in and surrounding the Town of Didsbury from the late 1800s to the present.
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Contact the Didsbury & District Historical Society

Most of your questions are best answered by our Museum Manager, Dawn Stewart.
E-Mail ddhs@telusplanet.net
Phone 403-335-9295
Regular office hours are Tuesday to Saturday - 10 am to 4 pm.

Street Address: 2110 - 21 Avenue, Didsbury
Mailing Address: Box 1175, Didsbury, Alberta T0M 0W0

Board of Directors 2021-2022
President Rick Astle 403-507-3314
Vice-President Warren Wright  
Treasurer Kathleen Windsor 403-335-9445
Secretary Patricia Brisebois 403-636-1523
Directors Melissa Boucher 403-559-9268
Doug Giesbrecht 403-337-3977
Bernice Edwards 403-518-1053
Helen Hafke 780-709-0075
Town of Didsbury Rep Councillor Ethan Williams  
Archivist Joyce Gerbrandt 403-556-5452
Atlas Lumber Company milling machine. See this in our Agriculture Room.

Didsbury's First Teacher
Grandson of Jacob Y. Shantz, the founder of Didsbury, Ephraim Weber was the first teacher in the Immigration Shed in Didsbury.

Ephraim Weber, penpal to Lucy Maud Montgomery.Besides being the first teacher, Ephraim Weber had another claim to fame. He was an aspiring writer, and was a long-time correspondent with Lucy Maud Montgomery, author of Anne of Green Gables!

He wrote his first letter to her in March of 1902, writing at least 11 letters to her before the end of the year. He was encouraged by her engaged response to his first letter. One letter she wrote him was 30 hand-written pages long!

The original letters are in The Public Archives in Ottawa, Ontario. In 1960, these letters were compiled into a book by author Wilfred Eggleston called "The Green Gables Letters". You can come in and read these letters as you sit in a turn-of-the-century desk in our heritage schoolroom.

The Didsbury Museum is one of the most loved buildings in town and hosts many signature events in Didsbury. DIDSBURY MUSEUM
2110 - 21 Avenue
Box 1175
Didsbury, Alberta
T0M 0W0
Phone: 403-335-9295

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HOURS:
Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Plan 1 - 2 hours for your visit
ADMISSION BY DONATION
Suggested donation
$5 per person

Wheelchair Accessible
Free Street Parking

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The Didsbury Museum has been recognized by the Alberta Museums Association. The Didsbury Museum is a non-profit making, permanent institution, in the service of society and its development, and open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates, and exhibits, for the purpose of study, education, and enjoyment, material evidence of people and their environment.     To qualify as a Provincial Historic Resource, historic places like the Didsbury Museum must normally be associated with a significant aspect of Alberta's past and retain the physical site features necessary to convey this significance. Click here to share your experiences on TripAdvisor.
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The Didsbury Museum is owned by the Didsbury & District Historical Society and operated by volunteers.

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