We welcome you to experience the inspiring stories and divers history of the Bonnyville District as you explore our 13 buildings and picturesque 3-acre grounds. Visit our two churches, the Durlingville schoolhouse, the 1920's Vallee Store, an expansive hospital exhibit, and Angus Shaw's 1789 North West company post. One quaint 1907 house and a 1920's cabin typify pioneer life.
The Main Building is home to the 1940s Poitras Collection of folk-art miniatures, and a working display of post-war Lionel model trains. Two large buildings house a significant collection of early agricultural and industrial equipment and machinery. Out side, a seven-meter high statue of Angus Shaw, a late 1700s fur trader and explorer, reminds us of Shaw's contributions to the development of western Canada.
Be sure to visit our Antique Photo Studio, and snap a photo while dressed in historic costumes.
Open May 10 to September 30, Monday to Friday from 10-3, Everyday in July and August, 11-5 or by calling (780) 826-4925