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Sodbusters Archives & Museum
Strome , Alberta
Tourism Region: Battle River

The role of our museum is to collect, preserve, research, and to interpret artifacts and objects that best serve to illustrate the founding, settlement and development of the Village of Strome and surrounding area from 1900 to 1950, and/or of significant importance to the settlement of the West.

About the Collections
Over 10,000 pioneer artifacts have been gathered that tell of the ingenuity of the homesteader and his family, and to show the rapid changes of this country - from oxcart to airplane. There are also over 2000 items pertaining to the natural history of the province of Alberta.

Small collection of archival materials relating to the settlement of the West.
Photographs • Textual Records

Decorative Arts
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery • Costumes • Furniture or Furnishings • Metalwork, Silverwork or Goldwork • Musical Instruments • Textiles or Tapestries

Fine Arts
Culture: Canadian : Aboriginal or First Nations : Inuit
Media: Painting

Human History
10,000 objects pertaining to the pioneer history of the Strome area.
Agriculture • Clocks or Time-keeping Devices • Communications Devices • Costumes and Accessories • Currency • Exploration and Survey • Forestry • Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Imaging : Photographs • Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints • Medals • Medical History and Technology • Memorabilia • Military History and Technology • Musical Instruments • Religious or Liturgical Objects • Sports Equipment • Stamps • Toys and Games • Transportation : Motorized ground : Railway • Local History

Natural Sciences
Over 2000 items pertaining to the natural history of the province of Alberta and related areas in terms of fossils, rocks. birds, animals. reptiles, insects, etc.
Plants and Animals (Biological Collections) : Zoology : Invertebrates, Jellyfish, corals or sea anemones (Cnidaria) : Vertebrates, Amphibians (Amphibia), Birds (Aves), Mammals (Mammalia), Reptiles (Reptilia) • Earth Science and Geological Collections : Drill Cores : Meteorites : Minerals : Rocks • Paleontological Collections : Fossil Vertebrates (Vertebrate Paleontology) : Plant Spores and Pollens (Palynology)

Services & Activities

Research Services
Genealogical Research

Educational Programs
Students use the museum as part of their pioneer history
Classes or Workshops

Visitor Services
A friendly place that makes them want to return again.
Guided Tours : English • Accessible by Public Transportation • Children's Activities or Services : Playground : Nursing area or Change Table • Parking Facilities : Free : Bus • Special Needs Facilities : Parking : Signs : Washrooms : Wheelchairs available : Wheelchair access • Washrooms

Volunteer Services
Volunteer Services Available
Number of volunteers: 25
Activities: cleaning, office work, cataloguing, exhibiting artifacts, and whatever needs doing is all done by volunteers

Member Privileges

Food Services
Picnic Area

Publications & Products
"Lantern On The Prairie" - Local history of Strome & families.

Newsletters • Brochures • Annual Reports • Commemorative Souvenirs

Hours & Admission

Operation: Seasonal 
Open May 1- September 30 to the general public. Open upon request to anyone. Open to school groups all year long upon request for pioneer history in Social Studies.
Open: May 1 - September 30
Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 - 4:00 pm
Closed: • Mondays 
Open on all holidays from May to September.
Admission: Charged
Under 13, free admission
14 & older: $2.00 charge
All school & senior groups free, donations accepted
Discounts: Students

Sodbusters Archives & Museum
5029 50 Street,  Strome,  Alberta 
T0B 4H0
Telephone:   780-376-3688

E-mail: sodbustersarchivesmuseum@telus.net

Mailing Address:
Sodbusters Archives & Museum
Box 151 , Strome , Alberta
T0B 4H0

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Last updated: 2004 07 05