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 organisations for some of the major events in the town, such as Farmers' Days, Canada Day, The Blueberry Bluegrass Festival and the Stony Plain Cowboy Gathering.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we are unable to offer family photographs at this time, however, we hope to offer them again in the future.
The Museum, in partnership with local photographer Mary Meckley, is offering locations for family photographs. Mary has given us a great deal and we are consequently able to offer a half hour mini session with four edited digital photos for $100. We are booking for Friday evenings (before dark) or Saturdays, however, we may be able to accommodate other times. If weather conditions are too bad for a session to take place we can reschedule to another date.
Call 780-963-1234 or email to book a half hour session.
If you want to take your own photos we charge $50 for the use of the two vehicles, please book ahead so that we can have the props ready.
THE TEA HOUSE
There are no plans for the Tea House to open for the 2021 season, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Pioneer Museum’s Tea House was opened to the public in 2002 and has been serving homemade lunches and desserts every weekend during the summer ever since. The soups, sandwiches and pies have become not only well known, but a favourite in the area. Completely run by our volunteers, the Tea House is the Museum’s biggest internal fundraiser and helps provide money to run the operations and programs.
For information on renting the Tea House or for catering enquiries please email or phone the Museum Office between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday at 780-963-1234.
The Tea House is open on Fridays and Saturdays from May to September, from 11.00am to 3.00pm, with extra hours during special events.
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