‘Artifacts’ can be defined as objects of historical significance. It is the mandate of the Okotoks Museum and Archives to collect, preserve and exhibit artifacts that have historical significance to Okotoks and district.
The Okotoks Museum and Archives’ artifact collection consists of approximately 2,000 unique objects. The collection ranges from the delicate medical instruments used by Dr. A.E. Ardiel during his 40-year service to the community, to the large, labour-intensive washtub used by the James and Lillie Hogge family. The museum uses many of these objects in its exhibits to illustrate the fascinating stories of the people and events that shaped Okotoks’ past.
The Okotoks museum welcomes donations of artifacts. Upon approval by a collections committee, donations of objects related to Okotoks and district will become part of the museum’s artifact collection. The museum also welcomes donations of objects, unrelated to the Okotoks area, which will become part of the museum’s educational collection and used for hands-on programs. Please call the museum at 403.938.8969 for further information or to discuss potential donations. Learn more
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