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Big Valley Historical Society
Big Valley , Alberta
Tourism Region: Red Deer

The Big Valley Historical Society,formed in 1973, consists of a dedicated group of volunteers who have been responsible for the saving and restoration of several older buildings in the village of Big Valley (a church, a grain elevator, and a 1930's garage). We also catalog and display a number of local artifacts and memorabilia in our restored buildings as well as in two railcars parked by the railway station.


St. Edmunds Church rental,  January 01, 2014 to December 31, 2017,  Exhibition


About the Collections
antique household goods, farm equipment, commercial and farm tools, large collection of salt and pepper shakers.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 40000

copies of the Big Valley newspaper from 1918 to present, old photographs, maps of area and local mines
Cartographic Materials • Photographs

Human History
Numerous artefacts from early pioneers
Agriculture • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Memorabilia • Religious or Liturgical Objects • Sports Equipment • Toys and Games • Transportation : Railway • Local History

Services & Activities
museum artifact display, restored farm equipment, old buildings

Research Services
information on the early days of Big Valley and the pioneers who lived here.
Information Centre • Conservation or Restoration

Visitor Services
tours of heritage buildings, village information, geneology records and photo searches
Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens • Parking Facilities : Free • Washrooms

Member Privileges
$5.00 per year

Food Services
Picnic Area
• Other : There are several cafes located nearby on the main street of Big Valley

Publications & Products
We have printed 3 different books on the history of Big Valley.

Postcards • Books

Hours & Admission

Operation: By Appointment  Seasonal 
From May to October, there are many sights to tour through--1916 church, 1930's garage/antique car museum, 1960's grain elevator, two railcar museums, an interpretive walk to the roundhouse, a 1912 Canadian Northern Rail Station and numerous farm equipment displays.
Open: From May to October, all restored buildings are open to view with guides WHEN THE TOURIST TRAIN (ALBERTA PRAIRIE STEAM) IS IN TOWN. At other times, our guide will be located in the 1934 McAlister Motors building located on Railway Ave. and will gladly open up other buildings for viewing.
Admission: Free
donations appreciated

Big Valley Historical Society
57 Railway Ave S,  Big Valley,  Alberta 
T0J 0G0
Telephone:   4038762242

E-mail: bvhistoricsociety@gmail.com

Mailing Address:
Big Valley Historical Society
Box 342 , Big Valley , Alberta
T0J 0G0

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Last updated: 2014 06 08