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Caroline Wheels of Time Museum
Caroline , Alberta
Tourism Region: David Thompson


The Caroline Wheels of Time Museum opened its doors in 1992 in a small Trapper's Cabin, we have now expanded to include a two room school, a log house bulit in 1915, Trappers Cabin and a small building used as a resident for the teachers of one room schools. Our collection includes artifacts from the first store and post office and numerous displays and artifacts from the early 1900's. We have a very good collection of photos and stories of the early pioneers.

About the Collections
Collection includes many artifacts from first store and post office, local artifacts pertaining to the agriculture and forestry industries. A small library of books from the one room school era. Housekeeping items and furniture comprise some of our numerous exhibits.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 8000


Archives
The museum is privileged to have obtained may old store records, school records and records pertaining to the first hall and the records of the movies and entertainment of the day. Documents on how the first school district was formed, the naming of the first post office. We have many documents and photographs pertaining to the early settlement of the area.
Films and Videos • Photographs

Decorative Arts
Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork • Musical Instruments

Fine Arts
Media: Photography • Film and Video

Human History
Our institution collection contains an assortment of items that are relevant to our area and collects histories of the pioneers of the area.
Agriculture • Communications Devices • Forestry • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs : Video • Industrial Technology and History • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Memorabilia • Musical Instruments • Oral History • Sports Equipment • Toys and Games • Local History


Services & Activities
Provide guided or self guided tours. Provide refreshments and have souvenirs and crafts available.

Research Services
A limited service for research on pioneers of the area
Archival Records • Video Library • Conservation or Restoration
• Other : none

Educational Programs
Provide an educational program for the local schools in the area from ages 5 to 11. Includes a history of the area , first school,first store and post office,demonstrations on how families lived in those times and a tour of the building and histories and stories on these.
School Programs : Age 5-11 (k-6) • Seniors Programs • Demonstrations

Visitor Services
Guided tours, with history of the first settlers, refreshments, crafts and souvenirs. Videos and limited research.
Films and Videos • Guided Tours : English • Accessible by Public Transportation • Audio Guides : English • Information Centre or Desk • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Gift shop • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Washrooms : Wheelchair access • Washrooms

Volunteer Services
Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered
Number of volunteers: 45
Activities: The volunteers keep the museum open on weekends and provide all the services paid staff would. They help with the planning and are our front line people at all the fund raising events. When we open in the spring, cleaning is done by the volunteers; building repairs and restoration is almost totally done by volunteers. Until last year the day-to-day running of the museum was done by volunteers with supervision of members.fund raising is all done by volunteers.

Member Privileges
Members have their names on the wall of memory and receive recognition for their years of membership.

Food Services
Refreshments
Picnic Area
• Other : none


Publications & Products
History books of the area, locations of all the one-room schools in the area and histories on these schools.

Museum Guide • Postcards • Videos • Brochures • Commemorative Souvenirs

Hours & Admission


Operation: Seasonal 
Opening May 22 with oldtime music,pie and coffee,and a candyman parade for the children. We also provide a chuckwagon stew meal and entertainment.
July - we celebrate the seniors and pioneers families of our area
September - Horseback Poker Rally;
October - Volunteer Supper;
November - we end our activities with an old fashion Bazaar.
Open: Opening May 22, 12;00- 6:00 p.m
Closed: Closing Sept.15/03
Admission: Free


Address
Caroline Wheels of Time Museum
1/2 km east of Caroline,  Caroline,  Alberta 
T0M 0M0
Telephone:   402 722-3884

E-mail: vlarsen@telusplanet.net

Mailing Address:
Caroline Wheels of Time Museum
Box 279 , Caroline , Alberta
T0M 0M0

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Last updated: 2004 12 08