Welcome to the Brooks & District Museum and Historical Society
The Brooks & District Museum is a Recognized Museum through Alberta Museum Association.
In 2008, over 7000 people visited the musuem.
The Brooks and District Museum was built in 1974 and is situated on seven acres of land on the east side of Brooks. It was created with the mission to collect, preserve and portray the cultural heritage of Brooks and District through natural history specimens, artifacts, documents, maps and information which is signficant to the history of this area.
The museum is organized to be a “Walk Through The Ages”. Our extensive collection includes exhibits portryaing the life of early ranchers, the war years, the N.W.M.P., the Canadian Pacific Railroad, and the Eastern Irrigation District. The museum also houses displays recognizing the early ranching community including John Ware, the first black cowboy; the oil industry; and the Sutherland Colony.
OPEN DAILY: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May Long Weekend until Labour Day Long Weekend OPEN WEEKLY: March to May Long
Phone (403) 362-5073 - Open by Appointment only during the off season
Museum is wheelchair accessible
MUSEUM SPECIAL EVENTS "Everyone Welcome"
Canada Day Celebration: July 1 - Featuring a pancake breakfast, antique tractor parade, a teddy bear picinic, children's games, etc. No charge: donations appreciated.
Annual Interdenominational Church Service: September - Join us for an interdenominational service in our Heritage Church followed by tea and sweets in the Albert's House. No charge: donations appreciated.
MUSEUM BOOKINGS: The gazebo, church and museum grounds are available to rent for weddings, photographs and special events.
To reserve please call the Main Office at (403) 362-5073.
The Brooks & District Museum offers tour packages to the public as well as school groups, bus tours and organizations. A tour may include a scavenger hunt, heritage demonstrations (making ice cream, clothes washing, ink writing, games, blacksmithing, etc.) and a classroom demonstration in our one room school house.
For tour information and prices, please call Main Office at (403) 362-5073.
There are many volunteer positions available at the Brooks & District Museum and Historical Society including: *Gardening *Machinery Restoration *Board Positions *Helping with Special Events * Tours * Creating Displays * Plus Much More.