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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Events and Activities

Volunteers with the Didsbury & District Historical Society are all about having fun and love to host events and activities throughout the year that help us honour our Vision, which is to celebrate our heritage through interactive adventure and learning experiences.

Click here to see all the events coming to the Didsbury Museum.Below are some of our most popular events. Please click the image to the right to see a complete Events Calendar for activities happening at the Didsbury Museum.

  • Coffee and Conversation (or Tea and Talk) - We bring in special guest speakers on anything from hockey to home restoration, puppetry, event ghost towns!
  • Pie Social, Christmas Pudding Tea, Fashion Shows, Board Game Nights, Breakfast with Santa, Canada Day, Métis Week, and more!
  • Alberta Culture Days - Participating with the nation and province as we showcase our heritage and the various cultures that helped settle Didsbury and Mountain View County.
  • We love hosting sports clubs and community organizations in their team building or special lunches.

Participating in the Community

  • Since 2011, the Didsbury Museum has hosted activities during the Mountain View Arts Festival in September. Since 2014, we have hosted "Scarecrows on Parade", a contest where families, businesses, and local municipal governments create their own scarecrow hoping for a chance to receive a People's Choice Award in their category. Definitely a highlight at the Arts Festival!
  • We usually have a booth at the Didsbury & District Chamber of Commerce's Annual Art, Travel, and Trade Expo each April. This is a great opportunity for us to visit with folks and share what's going on at the Museum.
  • The Historical Society Board members donate food each December to the Christmas Hamper program.
  • A fun evening for us is participating in Showcase Didsbury each September. Another booth, and another opportunity to bring awareness to the community.
  • In honour of the veterans who served our country, the Historical Society participates in several activities, including:
    • Invite knitters and crocheters to our Poppy-a-thon, a waterfall of poppies that hang on the museum building.
    • The wreath laying ceremony during Remembrance Day services.
    • Hosting the Bells of Peace ceremony on November 11th.
    • We are responsible for the Veterans Banner Project, which displays banners of our area vets on the light posts throughout downtown Didsbury.
  • We share artifacts with residents at both Aspen Ridge Lodge and the Didsbury Hospital.
  • We bring in special exhibits such as "Opening Minds Through Art", Alberta Quilts, the Land Surveyors exhibit, as well as bringing in temporary art exhibits from local talent such as Dennis Weber, Elsie Archer, Robin Rohl, Cliff Thompson, Bill Anthony, Diana Steer, and more.

Meeting Needs of our Youth

  • We look forward to classroom tours with students from all the schools in Didsbury. Our tours are guided by volunteers and we centre our topics to meet the needs of the Alberta curriculum.
  • Interactive games and scavenger hunts.
  • An evening of board games for families.
  • Summer Fun Program - Gets our seniors and young people having fun together
  • We open the Museum for our Didsbury High School grads. The artifacts and our front yard make great backdrops for memorable school photos.

Throughout the year, we try different events, times, and days in the attempt to attract a broad audience. With the support of our volunteers, town residents, and the municipal government, we know this can be achieved. If you have an idea for us, just give us a call. We'd love to hear from you!

Mountain View Arts Festival's mascot, Art the Bear, enjoying a relaxing sit in our Homestead Room.

We put together kits folks could take home to knit or crochet as they help build our Poppy Waterfall in honour of those who served in the world wars.

Popular local group, Prairie Wool, entertained during Canada Culture Days in 2020

Carolyn Wagner, a member of the Blackfoot Tribe set up a child's teepee in the front yard on Monday June 21 (Aboriginal Day). Students from Westglen Middle School enjoyed the interactive presentation.

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
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$5 per person

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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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