The Hidden Gem of Redwater
4915 – 48 Street
Box 355, Redwater, AB
The museum will be open:
Thursdays from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
Saturdays from 1:00pm to 3:30pm
The museum may be open additional week days and is also open by appointment by calling 780-942-2071.
New members welcome!
Redwater Museum is tucked away, in a small strip mall, between the Public Library and a restaurant. The nondescript frontage hides the wonderful adventure you’ll find inside.
As you walk through the doors you’ll be transported back in time to the homesteading era of the Redwater area and a history of the one room schools that dotted the landscape. The pictures and artifacts take you on a journey from wilderness to an emerging hamlet & Boomtown Alberta, when oil was discovered near Redwater.
Redwater Museum and Tourist Information is open during the summer season and by appointment any time of the year. A visit to our museum is only a phone call away.
A visit to the “hidden gem of Redwater” will be both entertaining and educational.
The history and ethnic diversity of those hardy pioneers who settled the Redwater wilderness is captured in pictures, artifacts and stories throughout the museum.
In 1948 oil was discovered on the Hilton Cook farm, near Redwater. The resulting boom changed this sleepy hamlet forever.
Redwater Museum has captured the story of “When Oil Hit Redwater” and can be viewed at the Virtual Museum of Canada’s website.
The museum houses a collection of over 4000 enlarged photographs pertaining to Redwater and the people of this area. We also have books and records in our archives to assist historians and genealogical researchers.
Our military display focuses on our veterans of World War II, with a large collection of pictures of local veterans. The museum is establishing a book of tribute to honour our veterans.