Mallaig & District Museum
Exhibits in a 1920 replica log schoolhouse, a 1931 church, ag. equipment in our pole shed & 5 acre parcel; depicts life in the early 1900's.
Box 211 Mallaig, AB Canada T0A 2K0
- (780) 726-2614
- Phone Number:
- (780) 635-3757
Through exhibits in our 1920 replica log schoolhouse, a 1931 church, agricultural equipment and machinery in our pole shed and a 5 acre parcel; our museum attempts to depict life in the early 1900's.
A vision for a museum in Mallaig began with the descendants of Enoch & Frances Haglund who donated the church to start a community museum in 1996. The Haglund descendants have donated over 1000 artifacts to the Mallaig & District Museum. Enoch Haglund was a man of many talents. Some of the artifacts i nour collection include his oil paintings, taxidermy work, wood carvings and diamond willow work. His wife, Frances Haglund was a local school teacher. Many of the books she used for teaching are part of the museums collection.
The museum plans to expand to create more exhibit space as it now has well over 4000 artifacts in its collection; including a research/archive centre. Tjhe Mallaig & District Museum received "Recognized Museum" status in 2007, by the Alberta Museums Association for meeting their high standards in conservation and preservation.
Hours: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday thru Friday
Admission: Free but donations gratefully accepted
Group Access: Groups are welcome...tailored tours for school groups
Handicap Access: Some handicapped access
Seasonal Openings: June 1, 2010 through October 1, 2010
Events: Pie Social and Auction every St. Patrick's Day weekend
Outdoor Pancake Breakfast every Grandparents Day in September.
Family of the Year Exhibit changes annually.