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Fairview Pioneer Museum

The Fairview Pioneer Museum is located 1 kilometre north of Fairview on Highway 732 and then east at the Cummings Lake Campsite and Recreation sign.

Fairview Pioneer Museum contains a variety of old buildings, including the Macdonald and Scotswood Schools, the Malkinson Building (Fairview Agencies and Notary Public), UGG grain elevator office, a large storage shed, a pole shed, as well as vintage machinery and vehicles. Currently, the majority of the artefacts are in the Macdonald School, while the other buildings under restoration. Displays include a hospital bed and equipment, barber’s tools, office furniture, tools, school texts, manuals, novels, atlas, attendance records, licence plates, household items (Wringer washers, cookware, furniture, and baby’s things) toiletries, newspapers, computers, and even the horse from Hemstock’s.

R.C.M.P. Centennial Museum

The R.C.M.P. Centennial Museum is located at: 10813 103rd Avenue

The Fairview R.C.M.P. Centennial Celebration Museum finds its home in what was originally the R.C.M.P. barracks and residence in the late 1920s. A small wing, which is now used to display old time memorabilia, was once a cell for rowdy prisoners, as well as the office of the R.C.M.P.

With displays on the main floor, upper floor, basement, and porch, the museum is literally filled to the brim with artefacts, displays, and photographs that capture and preserve the history of the surrounding area. The authentic look of the period can be seen in the kitchen, living room, dinning room, office, upstairs bedroom (complete with a closet of clothes) and nursery (with toys and porcelain dolls), and in the basement, there are replicas of old institutions such as a trading post, hospital, hair dresser, post office, and school may be viewed.

There is no Admission Fee, but donations are appreciated.

From May to September the museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tel: (780) 835-4815 or (780) 835-4715

Fairview Pioneer Museum
Box 1994
Fairview, AB T0H 1L0
Canada

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