Experience the age of the dinosaurs in the Wetaskiwin area with our dinosaur fossils and archaeological artefacts. Learn about the local Cree Nations of Maskwacis and its four bands: Samson, Ermineskin, Montana, and Louis Bull. Relive the practices of the fur trade and test your knowledge with our interactive trading game.
Local Sacred History
The Local Sacred History exhibit captures the importance religion played in Wetaskiwin’s history. Read up on the records of 28 churches from the Wetaskiwin district and view the salvaged artefacts from numerous church buildings.
History of Healing
See one hundred years of Wetaskiwin’s healthcare history unfold in our hospital and healing exhibit. View the original tools, instruments, and diagnosis machines from healthcare facilities of old.
Go back in time and visit some of Wetaskiwin’s earliest businesses, including local bank branches, a General Store, the City Meat Market, local creameries, and barbershops. See for yourself a typical 1900s hotel room in our Driard Hotel replica while taking in the captivating hotel history of Wetaskiwin.
Experience turn-of-the-century life in our replica town house, which features a c. 1910 living room, kitchen, master bedroom, and child’s room. Discover household items that have gone out of use, see some items that are still in use today, and discover the influences of modern technology in the household.
Immigration has played an enormous role in shaping the communities of Alberta and Wetaskiwin. Retrace the long voyages of the Swedish and Chinese immigrants who largely contributed to building the City and County of Wetaskiwin. “The Hutterites: A United People” also contains insight on the lives and traditions of the Hutterite people.
War Years Remembered
Wetaskiwin and district boasts a distinct military history of courageous local men and women who enlisted and served in the wars of the twentieth century. Take in the stories of heroic citizens who served on the homefront and overseas. Discover the compelling stories of Wetaskiwin’s ‘War Brides’, who make up a special extension of our Women of Aspenland project. These English women married Canadian soldiers and moved to a foreign land to begin a new life.