Virtual Exhibits

Culture & Heritage has gone virtual! The Okotoks Museum and Archives has created a variety of temporary, seasonal and off-site virtual exhibits that help bring the town’s history to life. Engage with the arts and history of our community anytime, anywhere!

Okotoks Lower School

Learn more about the Okotoks Lower School,  built by Mr. Frank Watt from Longview in 1900.

Historical Okotoks School exhibit

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The 75th Anniversary of VE Day 

Victory in Europe (VE) Day was the official end of the fighting in Europe in the Second World War. This virtual exhibit pays tribute to the men and women from the Okotoks district who helped liberate Europe – including those on the front lines, those who remained on the home front and especially those who gave their lives in the fight for peace.

VE Day

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The Liberation of Allied Prisoners of War

Approximately 9,000 Canadian servicemen were captured by the enemy and held as prisoners of war during the war. Among them were three residents of the Foothills. We honour these men, and their families, by sharing their powerful stories of survival. 

Local Allied Prisoners of War

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Place Names of the Foothills

How did Okotoks get its name? Why is it called Black Diamond? Who is Priddis named after? Where’s Longview?
This online exhibit explores how 17 towns, villages and hamlets in the County of Foothills got their names.

Antique map of the Foothills area.

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House Calls and Close Calls

This exhibit explores the history of the Spanish Flu and other medical events that impacted Okotoks, and also salutes the medical professionals who keep our community healthy.

Compilation of old photographs of antique medical equipment.

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Forgotten Foothills: Traces of Places of the Past

Where’s Norma? Where’s Kew? What about Little Chicago? This virtual exhibit features some of the once-bustling villages and settlements in the Foothills area that no longer exist. 

Photo of a few headstones and a signboard at Frankburg Cemetery.

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Last Updated: October 22, 2021