Avonlea Heritage Museum

Tourism Region: South West Saskatchewan

The museum originally housed in the former Avonlea Railway Station, now includes an early church, a large building for the preservation and display of the artifacts depicting the Geological Age, the Aboriginal Era, the ranchers and pioneers who broke the land for farming. Our visitors have come from all over the world. Come and experience our informational, interesting and educational facility!

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Location

Address: 
219 Railway Ave.
Avonlea, Saskatchewan
S0H 0C0

Telephone: 306-868-2101
Fax: 306-868-2221

Mailing Address: 
Avonlea Heritage Museum
P.O. Box 401, Avonlea, Saskatchewan
S0H 0C0

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Hours of Operation

Operations: By Appointment • Seasonal

Aboriginal Sites Bus Tour
Guided tours of local attractions and displays

Open: Jul & Aug Hours - 10am - noon and 1pm - 5pm
Sep - Jun - by appointment

Closed:

Administration fees

Admission: Charged
Adults $4.00; Students $2.00; Preschool Free

Discounts: Groups • CMA members

About Collections

Pioneer artifacts - homelife and agricultural; business artifacts and history; ranching and railway artifacts; displays of RCMP including 6'x9' mural of march west; local brick factory display

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 3000

Archives

Architectural Records • Prints and Drawings • Films and Videos • Photographs

Decorative Arts

Costumes • Glass • Musical Instruments

Fine Arts

Murals of The March West and Avonlea Before the Plow painted by Mr. Paul Geraghty

Culture:
Canadian • Aboriginal or First Nations • European

Period:
Historical
Other Period: Period-Early 1900

Media:
Painting • Film and Video

Human History

Agriculture • Archaeological Objects • Ceremonial Objects • Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices • Communications Devices • Costumes and Accessories • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs : Video • Local History • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Medals • Medical History and Technology • Memorabilia • Military History and Technology • Musical Instruments • Religious or Liturgical Objects • Sports Equipment • Toys and Games
Other: Fudge Snow Plane

Natural Sciences

Paleontological Collections
Fossil Collections

Services & Activities

Year-round collection and cataloguing of artifacts; strawberry social and bake sale mid-June to open season; children's program; old-fashioned Saturday night last Saturday in October

Research Services

Archival Records • Conservation or Restoration
Other: Local Historian and History Books

Educational Programs

Demonstrations • Family Programs • School Programs : Age 5-11 (k-6) : Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)

Visitor Services

Films and Videos • Guided Tours : English • Information Centre or Desk • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Gift shop • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Washrooms • Cloakroom • Washrooms • Audio Guides : English • Children's Activities or Services : Playground
Other Guided Tours: Aboriginal Sites Tour

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Number of Volunteers: 30

Activities: Tour guide
Cataloguing
General Maintenance
Fundraising

Member Privileges

Admission
Voting Privilege

Food Services

Picnic Area • Catering Services
Other: Food Services available locally

Internet Services

General InformationCollectionsEventsDirections or Map

Local Tourism Links

Local AttractionsHotelsRestaurantsShoppingOther Services

Other Services

Many other local attractions http://avonlea.biz

Publications & Products

"Arrowheads to Wheatfields" Histories of Avonlea, Hearne and Districts
"Golden Memories of Truax" History of Truax
"Heritage House Happenings" Museum's Newsletter

Brochures • Magazines • Museum Guide • Newsletters • Periodicals • Postcards • Posters • T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps • Slides • Commemorative Souvenirs • Videos
Other: "Avonlea, Yesterday & Today"



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