La Crete Mennonite Heritage Village
Opened in 1992, the museum is dedicated to the farming and
Mennonite history of La Crete. Managed by the Agricultural Society,
the La Crete Mennonite Heritage Village consists of many unique
buildings and artifacts which allow for the preservation of a
lifestyle for future generations.
By exploring the heritage village, children, teenagers and
adults can learn about the history of the area and their grandparents
or parents. Because the La Crete area is a farming community, the
majority of the antiques are farm related. Old tractors now stored at
the museum site were once driven by farmers of the past, who started
the communities in Alberta's north.
The museum also has a flour mill with fully operational, home-made
pulleys that continue to work and grind wheat into flour just like it
did many years ago.
Tourists and locals can take a step back in time during the annual
Pioneer Days, held at the La Crete Heritage Village. Not only can
visitors to Pioneer Day see antique farming equipment in operation,
they can sample traditional Mennonite cuisine.