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Celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee
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Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated throughout the year, across the country and, thanks to funding from Canadian Heritage, right here in the town of Didsbury, Alberta!

The Didsbury and District Historical Society is planning free family activities to honour Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, to help mark the 70th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty The Queen as Queen of Canada.

Communities in Bloom is a Canadian non-profit organization committed to fostering civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification through community involvement with focus on enhancing green space.Communities in Bloom
We begin the year partnering with the Town of Didsbury as they participate in the Communities in Bloom program. This program fosters community strength, involvement, nurtures environmental sustainability, enhances green spaces and heritage conservation. It also encourages participation from all ages and walks of life.

With 2022 being named the "Year of the Garden", we provided complimentary flower seeds to our community. Did you know Lily-of-the-Valley is the Queen's favourite, stemming from its inclusion in her coronation bouquet? Thanks to Foxden Farms, Kathy Fleming, and Stewart's Bees, our seed packets could be found in various stores throughout Didsbury, including Buy-Low Foods, Didsbury Family Pharmacy, Didsbury Municipal Library, Didsbury Value Drug Mart, Didsbury Home Hardware, Modern Mercantile, and Pharmasave Didsbury.

Jubilee Partner, Didsbury Municipal Library
In Partnership with the Didsbury Municipal Library, the oldest little library in Alberta.Did you know that what is now the Bell Tower Room and Chapel in the Museum was also the first free public library in Alberta? It was opened on these premises in 1908. The Museum and the Library have a long-standing partnership and will be celebrating the Queen's Jubilee together!

From 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, June 4th, visitors will stroll our beautiful downtown, winding up at "Moose Fence Park" for a circuit of games hosted by the Didsbury Municipal Library. Activities in the park will include miniature golf, bocce ball, some carnival games, maybe horseshoes, chess and checkers, and a floral craft (also celebrating Communities in Bloom). And no Jubilee would be complete without a rousing game of croquet!

Additionally, there will be picnic areas from 11 am to 4 pm, so pack a picnic lunch and cop-a-squat on one of the picnic blankets.

And more fun for the kids! Didsbury Fire Department will be parking the fire truck in Moose Fence Park to thrill the kids and provide another fun photo op for families!

The Mountain View Arts Society promotes and encourages artistic opportunities and events for the enrichment of the general public.The Mountain View Arts Society is pleased to partner with the Library and Museum, and have two tintamareskis perfect for the event: one of the Queen and her Corgis, and one of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine. Kids and parents love posing behind these cut-out panels, and taking home memorable photo souvenirs. Remember to bring your camera!

Community Wide Garage Sale
Also on Saturday, June 4th, the Museum is joining Didsburians in the annual Commmunity Wide Garage Sale. Families throughout Didsbury will be offering items in their yards, and the Museum just couldn't let all that fun go by without being a part of it! Watch for the map closer to the date - you might just find the treasure you've been looking for!

The Mountain View Model Railroad Club sponsors a Model Train and Hobby Extravaganza in Carstairs, Alberta.A special treat for garage sale shoppers will be the Museum's Outdoor Garden Train, running courtesy of the Mountain View Model Railroad Club. The new Outdoor Garden Train was launched during Alberta Culture Days in 2020. Located on the east side of the Museum, the Garden Railroad operates year-round (stormy weather notwithstanding). There's a bench perfectly situated, and you can just watch the trains go around and 'round.

The folks with the Railroad Club are happy to show visitors the Outdoor Garden Train in operation. Talk to club members about the building of the original railroad and share in the way of life that still celebrates our country's heritage and history.

Sunday Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea at the Museum honours British Tea traditions enjoyed by Queen Elizabeth II.Our weekend celebrations conclude on Sunday, June 5th with a very prestigious Afternoon Tea at the Museum, a Provincial Historic Resource. The Historical Society is well-known for its afternoon socials, and 2022 will see a return to the popular social gatherings sorely missed in the past two years.

In respect to gathering capacities, we will be offering three sittings, and taking reservations. The Museum front yard is always quite lovely in June, and the commemorative benches and picnic tables will easily accommodate our guests.

Please call 403-335-9295 to book your sitting. Hours available:

  • 12 - 1 pm
  • 1 - 2 pm
  • 2 - 3 pm

One of Didsbury's finest chefs will provide the FREE catered menu for the Afternoon Tea. The dishes from Prairie Whistle Food Co. include cucumber sandwiches, egg and cress sandwiches, and smoked salmon tea sandwiches, scones with cream, gourmet jellies and Three Berry Jam, and seasonal fresh fruit cup.

We are very pleased to have Weatherby's Wreaths provide the beautiful decor for our Jubilee Tea. Lovely floral arrangements will honour our Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Our Royal Exhibits
The weekend gives the Didsbury and District Historical Society an unique opportunity to showcase our own facilities.

Our Signature Exhibits include over 10,000 artifacts organized in 16 rooms! We have a lovely exhibit of the Royal Family and will be enhancing and expanding it in honour of Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee, along with paying recognition to our "sister city" in Didsbury, Manchester, England.

We are very proud to be able to offer a respectful and educational program to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee in 2022, and send sincere appreciation to Canadian Heritage.

Community-Wide Garage Sale Museum Fundraiser and Family Activities in Moose Fence Park on June 4th and Hourly Luncheon at the Didsbury Museum on June 5th.
Platinum Jubilee Poster designed by Vanessa Lee. Click for an enlargement, then print and put on your fridge, store window, or staff room.

Various stores in Didsbury have free flower seed packets courtesy of funding from Canadian Heritage.
Complimentary Flower Seeds were distributed at local businesses to help residents beautify the town as part of our Jubilee celebrations.

Moose Fence Park is located immediately east of Ross Ford Elementary School
Over 200 Didsburians painted their own moose during Didsbury's Canada 150 celebrations in 2017. They now hang on "Moose Fence Park" immediately west of the Didsbury Museum.

The Museum joins families throughout town at the Community Wide Garage Sale, June 4th.
Saturday, June 4 from 11 am to 3 pm

Jubilee Supporters
Bigfoot 3-D Printing and Engraving
Didsbury Saloon
The Monarchist League of Canada
(La Ligue monarchiste du Canada)

Ross Ford Elementary School
Westbound Sports
Westglen School

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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Friday 10 am - 4 pm
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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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