Within the pages of this website, you have been given some "teasers" to entice you to come visit. Our sandstone and brick building is truly remarkable unto itself, and the vast array of exhibits will educate and entertain you. "You can always find a piece of yourself at the museum."
- The original bench from the Didsbury Train Station (1904) is in our main hallway for you to take a rest or remember the times you waited for the train sitting on this very bench.
- You may be interested to note the Human Hair Wreath in our Homestead Room. The hair was taken from hair brushes belonging to the Howe sisters from Port Elgin, Ontario and brought to Didsbury in 1913 by their mother.
- In the Mercantile Room, you will enjoy the large mural by artist, Elsie Archer, taken from photographs, depicting Didsbury from the turn of the century to 1904.
- Have a seat in one of the desks in our turn-of-the-century classroom. Check out the initials that have been carved in them from the students of long ago. Some guests have sheepishly admitted their carvings.
- What was the Principal's Office (aka "the crying room") is our Communications Room. Here you will notice an early telephone switchboard, donated by Alberta Government Telephones (AGT). Meet Jane, our telephone operator!
- Many religious artifacts can be found in our Chapel, also known as the Bell Tower Room. This was the location of Didsbury's first library!
- Quilting bees bring friends and neighbours together to visit, spend time together, and share in their love of quilting. If you love quilts, and we know you do, you'll enjoy roaming the various rooms as there are about 20 heritage quilts on display at the Didsbury Museum, some over 100 years old.
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Mountain View Arts Society
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Town of Didsbury
Alberta Museums Association
Canadian Heritage Information Network
Central Alberta Regional Museum Network (CARMN)
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Mennonite Historical Society of Alberta
Provincial Archives of Alberta
University of Calgary Digital Collections
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