Claresholm and District Museum
The Claresholm Museum now has a new website! Please visit them HERE for all their information, and contact them at (403) 625-1742 if you have questions or comments.
August 2014: CKUA Radio did a story about the Claresholm School of Agriculture that was open for 18 years, educating students in various areas of agriculture. Megan Clark spoke to Museum Executive Director Miranda Grol and local resident Ross Mouser. You can listen to the story HERE.
The Claresholm Museum, officially opened in 1969, is committed to preserving and exhibiting the history of this unique region of Southern Alberta. The museum is located in our historic sandstone railway station. The station was built in 1912 using sandstone blocks salvaged from Calgary’s 1883 Canadian Pacific Railway depot. Our station served the community until passenger service was discontinued in 1965. After the station was closed, the building was acquired by the Town of Claresholm for a museum. The station’s special history and impressive architecture has been recognized, and the building was granted Provincial Historic Resource designation in 2004.
The Town of Claresholm had a new Museum Exhibit Hall building contructed in 2008 which is situated directly east of the original building. The Visitor Information Centre, housed in the CPR building, is open from mid-May to mid-October, and are happy to answer questions. You may contact them by phone at (403) 625-3131 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the museum? Email them at email@example.com. The Exhibit Hall is open to the public from mid-May to Labour Day every day, and the rest of the year it is open by appointment. For more information, please contact them at (403) 625-1742.
Visitor Information located in the CPR Depot is open for the season as of May 16, 2014 from 9:30am – 5:00pm daily, and will remain open until Thanksgiving weekend.
The Museum Exhibit Hall (the new building) is open for the season as of May 16, 2014 from 9:30am – 5:00pm daily. The Exhibit Hall’s last day will be Saturday, August 30th and will close for the season on Sunday August 31, 2014. Thanks for a great summer!