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Rosebud Historical Society

George Comstock

Box 601,
Rosebud, Alberta, T0J 2T0


(403) 677-2601

Hours of operation:

Always during Rosebud Theatre
Opera House shows Wednesday through Saturday

Matinee shows: 11:30 am- 1:30 pm
Evening shows: 5:00 pm - 8:00pm

Summer hours we are open more hours during the day however, if you would like to make an appointment during our off hours please phone George Comstock 403-677-2208 or Bonita Hudson 403-677-2352

Corner view of newly opened museum addition

Located right across from Rosebud Theatre, come enjoy a journey through the past.

Established by members of the Rosebud Lions in 1967, Rosebud Centennial & District Museum highlights the pioneer and ranching history of the Rosebud, Redland and Beynon area. Indians, cowboys and settlers were drawn to this beautiful valley.

Explore many unique collections, such as cartoon post cards sent by Dick Cosgrave, ten time chuckwagon race winner at the Calgary Stampede. Marvel at the exploits off legendary rancher Jack Morton (originator of many Calgary Stampede traditions) and gaze upon his nephew Darcy Morton's award winning stampede regalia. Exclaim at the hundreds of salt shakers, and dozens of old fashioned washing machines. Rosebud School of the Arts memorablia are available for visitors to peruse.

Significant donations are now tax receiptable through Wheatland County! Phone or email Bonita Hudson for further information. (403.677.2352)

One often admire feature is an extraordinary collection of antique tools, which were gathered over a lifetime by the late B.D. "Dude" Cote of Strathmore. Mr. Cote collected from neighbours, attended auction sales and spent many hours to bring his tools into "next to new"condition.

The Museum also features a
self-guided walking tour of 12 signs around Rosebud,

Rosebud Hotel circa 1920s

The building that houses the Rosebud Centennial Museum features its colourful past. In the 1920´s and 30's it was a Mah Joe´s Laundry, a places wwere all the single men (working for coal mines and the railway), hung out and played cards waiting for their laundry. Later it was used as a farm implement and bulk oil dealership and then was coffee shop for several years. The building sat empty and was in a state of disrepair when the Rosebud Lions Club decided to fix it up and open a museum. An official opening was held in 1967 with then Lieutenant Governor Grant MacEwan in attendance.

Most of the original artifacts were collected from local farms and residences. In 1979 the operation of the Museum was taken over by the Rosebud Historical Society and much of our success can be attributed to Shirley and Rial Barr who spent many hours refurbishing and cataloging the artifacts. Deen Hymas also played a major role in the Museum´s successful operation.

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