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Wanham Grizzly Bear Prairie Museum

Wanham TownThe rich agricultural and social history of Wanham and area finds its home in the Wanham Grizzly Bear Prairie Museum. Even the name of the museum itself carries a history lesson, referring to a time when the town of Wanham carried a different name: Grizzly Bear Prairie.

The museum was founded in 1979 by a group called the Community of Cooperating Organizations (or COCO for short). The mandate of the group was to preserve the heritage and history of Wanham and the surrounding area. In 1981, the museum officially opened to the public from a restored and furnished 1924 two-storey log house.

Open during the summer months, the museum displays a wide variety of artifacts in both open air and indoor settings. In addition to the artifacts collected by the museum, a number of historic buildings are also on site for visitors to tour.

The Wanham Grizzly Bear Prairie Museum is located in Wanham about 20 kilometres east of Rycroft on Highway 49.

 

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