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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Didsbury Museum Photo Library

The volunteers who work in the Joyce Gerbrandt Archives Room organize and disseminate a broad range of original photographs into digital images. They compile as much data as possible to document these photos, and consequently, collect the rich history of the events, people, and activities in Didsbury and the surrounding area.

These images are works the Historical Society believes to be in the public domain, or those to which the Museum waives any copyright it might have. We are pleased to offer these photos to the general public for their personal use.

There are currently over 1,400 photographs in our inventory. Please note: the resolution of some of the original photos may be low, as some were not in the best condition, or were taken with cameras from many, many years ago.

Search our Photos Database for any special ones you hope we have.

Record ID PIC1567426769. 1924 Photo - There is a train by the station and a man pushing a mail cart. Grain elevators are on the east side of the tracks. Message on postcard reads Didsbury, Alta Dear Viola Well I spoke to grandma Shantz you can stay with her.
Postcard to Viola Spreeman about Grandma Shantz
Record ID PIC1587210666. 1934 Photo - First Settlers of Didsbury. Top Row: Ivan S. Weber, Manassah Weber, Abner Hunsperger, Allen Hunsperger, Ed Weber, Front Row: Mrs. Fred Budgeon, Mrs. Abner Hunsperger, Sam Troyer, Mrs. Ephraim Shantz, Mrs. Alvin Hunsperger.
First settlers of Didsbury
Record ID PIC1589975313. About 1985. Miller McCoy, Mountain View Sports.
Miller McCoy, Mountain View Sports c.1985
Record ID PIC1586088244. Didsbury Town Council, 1906. Back Row: School Board, N. Eby, Dr. Williams, Dr. Reid, H.E. Osmond, Mr. Vernon Front Row: Town Council, J.V. Berscht, Dave Shants, Mayor G.B. Sexsmith, H.B. Aikens, A.F. Maley, O.W. Hembling, W.H. Smith.
Didsbury Town Council, 1906
Record ID PIC1597251493. Rosebud School 1945. Delbert Fulkerth, Werner Rhinehardt, Roland Mullen, Edward Irwin, Walter Scheidt, Bob Fulkerth, Jack Mooney, Fitz Torpe, Earl Scheuer, Mrs. Eubank, Ivan Mooney, Donald Irwin, Annie Rhinehardt, Peggy Fulkerth, Shirley Wilson, Adrianne Scheidt, Betty Fulkerth, Vera Irwin, Norma Scheuer, Mary Ann Wilson, Milo Torpe, Myrna Scheuer, Jean Mooney, Robert Mooney, Gwen Brady
Rosebud School 1945
Record ID PIC1599254535. Hockey Team Sponsors. R-L Steve Chios, Cliff Murphy, Ross Campbell, Steve's Place Restaurant, Campbell's Plumbing and Heating.
Hockey Team Sponsors, c.1985


We have many records for those who might be researching their family heritage. These include Echoes of an Era (1969), Jerry Janzen's The First 80 Years, our Veterans Banners collection, individual autobiographies, school yearbooks, and the Didsbury Heritage book (Tales of Yesterday - Stories of Today - For People of Tomorrow), a compilation of family memories published by the Society in 2020.

Video Library

We invite you to add some history to your day and enjoy the videos our volunteers put together so you could "tour the museum from home" during our pandemic closures. Here are a couple. The rest you will find on our YouTube Channel.

Joyce Gerbrandt Archives Room

In 2021, we paid tribute to one of our most dedicated volunteers, Joyce Gerbrandt, by naming the Archives Room after her. Joyce has led the Collections Management Team for almost 20 years. She is entrusted with the care of print and electronic records, develops policies and procedures for the Museum's collections, accessions artifacts and gifts - not to mention hours upon hours of research! Over the years, Joyce's husband, John, has dedicated himself to museum maintenance, building cabinets, handling repairs, some painting, and all with a smile on his face!

The Didsbury and District Historical Society collects and cares for artifacts and archival material which illustrate the founding settlement and development in the Didsbury and surrounding area from the late 1800s to present. These objects are catalogued by our Archivist and the Collections Management Committee.

We use a cloud-based software that documents collections of all types and sizes using various different catalogues. The program allows us to search our collections, which is especially appreciated for our visitors who are working on their family geneaology.

If you would be interested in helping catalogue our artifacts, please contact our Museum Manager by e-mail to or by phone to 403-335-9295.

The heart of our accessioning takes place in the Archivist's Room on the third level.

Here you will find school yearbooks, rural community history books, obituaries, and family stories.

Our storage room is organized so any properly labelled artifact can be found, ready for public viewing or to display a fresh exhibit.

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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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
Suggested donation
$5 per person

Wheelchair Accessible
Free Street Parking


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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