Lac Cardinal Regional Pioneer Village Museum

Synopsis & Main Exhibits

Narrative:
Wheat sold for $1.00 per bushel in 1916, $3.70 per bushel in 1920 and $0.22 per bushel in 1934

Homesteaders arrived in the Peace River Country from across Canada, the United States, and Europe from the 1900’s onward, drawn by the promise of 160 acres of land for $10.00.

Bob Mowry came with his family in 1917, as a 3 year old child, from Parsons, Kansas. He grew up on the homestead near Grimshaw and stayed to live, farm and work in the area for more than 75 years.

Visit his first log home and other authentic, furnished homes of the 1920’s, 1930’s and 1940’s in a pioneer village setting.

Permanent Collections and Exhibits
4 furnished houses
Church
School
Blacksmith Shop
General Store/post office/barber shop
Bakery
Railway Station/caboose
Community Hall
Barn
Farm equipment/tractors/threshing machines/ploughs
Road building equipment
Shingle mill, over 100 years old and still used
Sawmill

INFORMATION

Location
Adjacent to Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park, 6 km from Grimshaw, Alberta via either Highway 2 or Secondary Highway 685

Mailing Address
Box 325 Grimshaw, Alberta T0H 1W0 Phone 780 332 2030

Hours
Victoria Day week-end (May) to Labour Day Week-end (Sept.)
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Admission
Your donations are gratefully accepted

School Tours or group tours by request
Phone 780 332 2030

Amenities
Wheel chairs accessible public washrooms, guided tours, gift shop, camping

Calendar of Events
Pioneer Day Activities held annually on the second Saturday in August
-sawmill, shingle mill, tractors, threshing machine in operation
-Pancake breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m.
-Parade at Noon
-Beef on a bun, pie and other refreshments in the afternoon
- Silent Auction
-All buildings open for viewing
- Musical entertainment

Fund raising events

- Pancake breakfast in May, June, July, and September on the 3rd Saturday of each month