Mountain View County is home to several high quality museums and archives, featuring a number of dedicated volunteers and staff ensuring the story of local history and heritage is preserved.
Each of the museums and historical societies is provided with an annual $6,000 contribution by Mountain View County. This alotment is reviewed annually by Council and staff to ensure it is meeting the needs of the local museums.
Celebrating the pioneer heritage of Olds and surrounding area. Displays include the general store, school house, western corner and homestead kitchen. Located at 5038 - 50 Street in Olds. Open year round.
Includes an old physician's office, an early railway, and a school classroom showing articles from the early 1900s to the 1980s. Designated a Provincial Historic site in the summer of 1997. Located at 2120 21 Ave in Didsbury. Open year round.
Features a Norwegian log cabin from 1913; the area's oldest schoolhouse; a blacksmith's house and barn; and the Chester Mjolsness World of Wildlife Museum. Located at 211 - 1st. Ave. SW, Sundre. Open from the May long weekend to Labour Day in September.
The museum features the McCaig House from 1901 which is a restored, furnished homestead house, and the "Olde Tyme Sweete Shoppe". Located at 1138 Nanton Street in Carstairs. Open year round.