Our vision is to be an enriching place to explore and enjoy the pioneering past of Stony Plain and Parkland County.
WHAT WE DO
The Pioneer Museum collects items of historical interest from Parkland County and presents the stories of these items to visitors from the local area and from many countries around the globe. Most of the Museum work, such as machinery restoration, building restoration and maintenance, archiving artifacts, guiding tours and hosting events, is done by a large group of volunteers.
We are situated on the northwestern edge of the town of Stony Plain on 14 acres of land. Stony Plain lies around 30 minutes west of the city of Edmonton and is a town of around 18,000 people with an emphasis on art and culture. The Pioneer Museum partners with other organizations for some of the major events in the town, such as Farmers' Days, Canada Day and The Blueberry Bluegrass Festival.
PIONEER MUSEUM MERCANTILE
The Pioneer Museum Mercantile was established the summer of 2022 and was created as a fundraiser with 100% of the proceeds going back into operations of the museum.
Wondering where to find a snack, cold drink or the perfect gift while visiting the museum? The Mercantile sells a variety of confections and refreshments.
The Mercantile is our very own gift store housed in the middle of our main office and is the one stop shop on the grounds. You can find local artisan work, handmade products as well as our very own Pioneer Museum items and an array of novelty items.
Many of our items are handmade by the volunteers of the museum and are truly "one of a kind" such as birdhouses, wooden tops and other gift items.
We are thrilled to also be able to offer blacksmith art made by our on site blacksmith when he is in during our event days and various weekends through the summer. Oliver gathers a crowd when he's working and his artworks are as beautiful as they are unique.
The Mercantile is also your "go to" to buy event tickets, purchase a membership or make a donation.
Stop by and check us out or just drop in to say hello!