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Welcome


Onoway and District Historical Guild welcomes you to Onoway Museum!
  • The Onoway Museum is located in the Old Brick School, vacated as an elementary school in June 2007.  Beaupré School was a two-room brick school built in 1921. Over the years this building grew and evolved into Onoway Elementary School with a school population of 430 when it was decommissioned in 2007. The Old Brick School gained a new life as Onoway Museum, preserving the history of the school and the surrounding community. The four classrooms feature themed exhibits: School Room, Country Home, Main Street, and Community Life/Farm. These exhibits tell the story of the founding, settlement, and development of this part of north-central Alberta.
Educational programs and special tours are available throughout the year by appointment.
  • The Onoway Archives is home to an extensive collection of school registers from one-room schools in the area dating back to 1909 as well as documents relating to individuals, families and organizations in the Onoway area.
  • The Onoway Heritage Centre (formerly Onoway Elementary School) is now a multi-use facility with numerous classrooms and other areas available to the community to enable clubs, organizations, families, instructors to provide opportunities for learning, self-improvement, group events and just plain fun. Hourly rentals range from $15/hr for classrooms to $25/hr for the gym and open area.
  • The Reading Room is a comfortable space dedicated to research and reading about history, housing a comprehensive collection of school textbooks, cookbooks, local newspapers, magazines and books on Alberta and local history. The time will fly by as you explore the (non-digital) world of books and magazines!
  • The Archives and Reading Room are located on the lower level of the museum.
The Onoway and District Historical Guild was created in 2003 by a group of local residents committed to preserving the history of Onoway and district. This building is the outcome!

Check out the tabs on this page and explore the various aspects of the Onoway Museum and Onoway Heritage Centre.

Onoway Museum & Heritage Centre
4708 Lac Ste. Anne Trail North,
Onoway, AB T0E 1V0



Hours of Operation

Winter Hours: September 1 - May 14
Museum
Tuesday: 10 am - 3 pm
Main Office
& Visitor Information
Tuesday - Thursday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
or by appointment, contact us


Summer Hours: May 15 - August 31
Museum
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 3 pm
Main Office
& Visitor Information
Monday - Friday: 9 am - 4:30 pm
or by appointment, contact us


Special tours can be arranged for individuals or groups (school, seniors, families, special interests, etc.) outside of regular operating hours
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