Town of Okotoks Museum and Archives
Région touristique : Chinook
The Okotoks Museum and Archives specialises in archival collections and museum artifacts reflecting the social history and industrial development of Okotoks and district.
Nearby is the Okotoks Art Gallery at the Station, featuring multi media exhibits by local and area artists, and studio space for working artists and educational programming. 2010 will bring art from China and some very special events and programs.
A few blocks away is the Rotary Performing Arts Centre which features new and seasoned talented artists on a regular basis. These three centres highlight the cultural and historical contributions in the town of Okotoks.
Renseignements sur les collections
Archival holdings relating to the early development of Okotoks. Small collection of native clothing (Stoney) and various artifacts that were gifts to early residents. Carpentry tools, sawmill artifacts, oil field artifacts.
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : 300
Photos, audio casettes, and other documents relating to the development of the community. Many small family fonds. Information on logging, petroleum, brickyards, agriculture, and environment (Sheep River watershed). Municipal records.
Architectural Records •
Cartographic Materials •
Films and Videos •
Sound Recordings •
Autre : Complete collection, 1906-1970, of the Okotoks Review on original paper and microfilm. Some copies of the Okotoks Advance. Clipping files from Western Wheel.
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Industrial Technology and History
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Interpretation of local history. Archival research assistance. Showcase for fine artists, performers, and special exhibits.SUNDAY.SENIORS events monthly. Family Saturdays monthly.
Services de recherche
Archival, historical, geneological assistance. Municipal records. Reprints & scanning of photographs, maps, and documents. Access to Internet searches. Some of our historical images can be found on www.archivesalberta.org
Archival Records •
Genealogical Research •
Autre : We will conduct private research for a nominal fee. Price list in effect.
OAG: Hands-on and curriculum-related programs for K to 12 in conjunction with the exhibits in the galleries.
OMA: Hands-on and curriiculum-related programs for K to 12 based on the history of Okotoks and area.
Classes or Workshops
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
: Age 18 and up (Post-Secondary)
Autre : Artists' Professional Development Series
Information aux Visiteurs
Tourist information centre at OAG in The Station
Information Centre or Desk
Meeting Room Rental
Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Children's Activities or Services
Autres visites guidées : Okotoks Heritage Walking Tour - self-guided.
Okotoks Parks History brochure - self-guided
Sawmill Interpretative site
Fort Worth Cable Tool Spudder Rig, ca. 1920s Interpretative site
Services de bénévoles
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Nombre de bénévoles : 20
Tâches : Sorting and rehousing of photographs, newspaper research for special topics. Special projects requiring many hands.
Assisting with the presentation of education programs and special events programs.
Okotoks and District Historical Society - free membership - field trips of the area.
OAG membership: necessary to display in galleries. Includes newsletters and participation in members' shows and special events.
Services de restauration
Picnic Area •
Autre : several fine local restaurants & coffee shops in the downtown area
Liens touristiques locaux
Publications et produits
Heritage Walking Tour - self guided with map
Okotoks Parks History Brochure - self-guided with map
DVD of Okotoks Centennial, 2004 "The Heart of the Jewel: a historical video celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Town of Okotoks incorporation" by Reg Gothard
DVD of "The Flood of the Century"
DVD of "A Century of Sports in the Foothills"
DVD of "Stories of Early Okotoks Women"
Educational kits •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps
Autre : artwork, handcrafted jewelry, art cards, historic photo postcards.
Images en vedette
Canadian Pacific Railway's Empress Train helps to celebrate the Town of Okotoks Centennial, September 2004. Alongside is the vintage firetruck 1930s with Okotoks firefighters.
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49 North Railway Street
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Town of Okotoks Museum and Archives
Box 149, Okotoks, Alberta
Youth Festival in June.
New in 2009:
Haunted House in October
Festival of Trees: November
Ouvert : Okotoks Art Gallery (OAG) and Okotoks Museum and Archives (OMA): Monday to Friday, 10 AM to 5 PM; Saturday & Sundah, noon to 5 PM.
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