Onoway and District Historical Guild is a non-profit
organization, founded in 2003, formed to develop a
that tells the story of the founding, settlement,
and development of this area of north central
4708 Lac Ste Anne
We are located at the corner of 49th Street and
Lac Ste Anne Trail North in Onoway, Alberta
Hours of Operation:
September to June
Monday, Wednesday, and
10 am to 3 pm
July and August
Monday to Friday
10 am to 3 pm
or by appointment
Museum Office -
Admission by Donation
Alliance Activity Centre
Onoway Heritage Centre
Space available for rent on
hourly or longer term basis.
For information, contact: Terry 780-967-5263 or Hazel 780-967-2338
Onoway and District Historical Guild Box 1368 Onoway, Alberta T0E 1V0
Thank you to FCSS for
its support of this project!
Hometown Hero - The
Onoway and District Historical Guild is
recognizing The Turnbull’s accomplishments
through the “Hometown Hero” exhibit that is
currently on display at the Onoway Museum.
When William and Mary
Turnbull left their home in Penrith, northern
England, then set sail from Glasgow in 1902,
they had big dreams of a farm of their own.
They homesteaded in 1902 and their dream was
achieved when they received title to the land
along Lac Ste. Anne Trail in 1906.
Right from the start,
William Turnbull was a progressive farmer
focusing on livestock production but he played
a very active role in helping build the
fledgling settlement. In time, his son Jared
took over the farm and continued to be active
in organizations that brought innovations to
Onoway Museum is saluting
the Turnbulls, William and his son Jared, as Hometown
Heroes. With the strong support of
their spouses Mary and Elizabeth who were also
very strongly involved in church, women's and
community organizations, the Turnbull family
has made many contributions to life in the
Read the rest of the
story » "Hometown Heroes" - This highlight
display zeroes in on a local resident who has
made a very distinct contribution to the
Information and Photos
Museum is located in the town of Onoway
in an historic brick building at the corner of
49th Street and Lac Ste Anne Trail.
The front two rooms of the school were
constructed in 1921 while two additional rooms
were added in 1946. The gymnasium was added in
The Onoway and
District Historial Guild was formed in 2003 to
preserve the history of Onoway and district. The
Guild has developed a museum that tells the story
of the founding, settlement, and development of
this area of north central Alberta.
The museum collects, preserves, researches,
exhibits, interprets and restores historical
artifacts and antiquities.
In addition to displaying artifacts, the Museum is
conducting programs for local schools.
The Onoway Museum is operated by the
Onoway and District Historical Guild.
Donations appreciated. As a non-profit
registered Society, we can issue tax receipts
have artifacts that you think the museum would
like, please contact us.
For further information about the Museum
and the Guild, please contact:
Museum Office at 780-967-1015, or
Last Update: May 11,
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