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Rosebud Historical Society

President: Peter Lauridsen


117 Main St., Box 601,
Rosebud, Alberta, T0J 2T0


(403) 677-2601
Bonita Hudson cell: (403)820-2870)

Hours of operation:Summer2018 Museum Hours

Always during Rosebud Theatre
Opera House shows Wednesday through Saturday - during the summer hours are longer.

Matinee shows: 11:30 am- 1:30 pm
Evening shows: 5:30 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 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. See brochure available inside the museum.

Rosebud Hotel circa 1920s

The building that houses the Rosebud Centennial In the 1920´s and 30's the museum was a Mah Joe´s Laundry, a places where the single men (working for coal mines and the railway), hung out and played cards waiting for their laundry. Later, it was a farm implement and bulk oil dealership and then a coffee shop. The building sat empty and failling into disrepair when the Rosebud Lions Club decided to fix it up and open a museum. The 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. 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. George and Jewel Comstock were faithful in keeping the museum operational from 1967-2018.

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