Breton and District Historical Museum
The Breton Museum is a community based museum which preserves the history and development of the Village of Breton, and the rural communities surrounding the Village.
The museum is one of the only museum's in Alberta which has a major focus on Black history in Alberta. Learn about the community of Keystone, which was founded by African American settlers in the early 20th century. Keystone was one of four rural areas settled at this time period by African Amerians.
Discover why Breton came into existence and how it became a major lumbering centre with the coming of the railroad. From the mid 1920's until the 1950's the lumber industry was a major economic driver for the area.
Also learn about the Breton Soil Plots which are operated by the University of Alberta and were establised in 1929 to provide research on fertilization usage,crop rotations and farming practices on Gray-Luvisolic soils (Gray-Wooded). This on going research has improved the agricultural practices on Gray Wooded soils which cover many regions in western Canada.
Telephone: 780 696 2551
Box 696, Breton, Alberta
Admission is by donation.
The museum's collection consists of objects relating to Human History of the community.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 2000
A small archival collection is contained in the museum's artifact collection. It consists of a number of records related to the Black settlement of Keystone. It also contains school records and records from a variety of community organization.
Films and Videos •
The museum's collection consists of items from everday use by the founding families of the area.
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Medical History and Technology
Religious or Liturgical Objects
Toys and Games
Services & Activities
The museum does have archival records pertaining to the community which are available for research at the museum.
Archival Records •
Genealogical Research •
Other: The museum can offer genealogical research advise to researcher through a number of local history books in the museum's resource library.
The museum has several education (school) programs available either at the museum or in the classroom. The museum staff is available for community speaking events.
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
: Age 12-17 (7-13)(Quebec: Secondary 1-CEGEP)
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Publications & Products
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