Village Centennial

2021 would have been the Village of Beiseker Centennial celebration, but due to COVID-19 the community decided to postpone many festivities. Although there were activities throughout 2021 and 2022 the main celebrations took place June 10-12. Please watch this space for a recollection of the Centennial.

Centennial Projects

The village and its residents embarked on many projects. Here are some that were recorded by the Museum:

  • A centennial plaque was added to the village carin
  • Locally registered cattle brands were burned into barn boards and placed in the community hall
  • A centennial exhibit was installed at the museum on the main floor
  • A mural was painted on the building at 701 1st Ave
  • A parade and other festivities happened throughout the weekend (see below)

Parade Gallery

Carin Plaque

This plaque was written by museum board member Leah Uffelman and installed in 2022.

COVID-19 Response

Keeping our Community Safe

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we have had to amend our offerings. The museum is open for visitation, and we have put in place several temporary precautions to keep our guests, our staff, and our community safe. Together we will get through this.

WELCOME

Thank you for visiting Beiseker Station Museum! We’re happy you’re interested in visiting, but we are asking that anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19,  who has been exposed to a suspected or confirmed case to self select to not visit the museum interior today. We thank you for your understanding.

If you happen to become infected with COVID-19 within two weeks of your visit here, please contact the village office.

VISITING

Please check in with the village office staff (located on the main floor of the building) or information booth (located NE of the museum) prior to visiting. It is essential that you check in before entering, even through the door to the building is open.

Upon entering with your tour map, please proceed to the exhibit areas, and maintain social distancing while in the entry way. Villagers may be entering or exiting the offices.

Family groups and individuals are welcome to tour the museum.

Before or after your visit the village staff may be able to answer any questions you may have. While in the museum please be sure to follow all the signage provided. We have several interactive exhibits, some are in place, and some have been temporary disabled, please use them at your own risk. Please respect closures and join us again in future for the full museum experience.

DISINFECTING

Our team is providing disinfecting of surfaces when possible within the museum.

Inside the main building our washrooms, doorknobs, and interior handrails are disinfected.

In addition to regular sanitizing, the museum & village have provided hand sanitizing stations for your use. Please feel free to use these and wash hands regularly.

OTHER PRECAUTIONS

Please note that our team have been instructed that under no circumstances are they to come to the museum if they are feeling ill, are symptomatic, or have come into contact with a presumptive or confirmed case of COVID-19. The village office staff have similar recommendations in place, and will be asking any visitors to their building not to come in should they feel ill.

101st Lions Country Fair

The annual Lions Country Fair was a wonderful celebration again this year. The Museum entered a float in the parade, celebrating Sam McGee – who actually died and was buried here, not in the boileScreen Shot 2019-06-21 at 12.33.31 PMr of the Alice May!! – with a replica of his Whitehorse Cabin. The Village seemed to think we did a good job, because our float won first prize!

It was a great day for the village, for everyone to visit and enjoy the sun together, and to welcome visitors into our community. If you missed it, there’s always next year!

And… if you don’t believe us, the Airdrie Today News thought it was a good day too!

 

Happy Holidays

Beiseker Station Museum was happy to participate in the village’s first Santa Clause Parade. It was a chilly evening and most of us enjoyed the parade from the comfort of our cars. A big thanks to Beiseker Village Office for putting together such a great event! We can’t wait for next year’s parade!

Centennial Celebration!

Beiseker’s CPR station celebrated it’s 100th birthday this year. Built in 1913, it’s one of the few remaining train stations in rural Alberta – read about its history on our site. The occasion was marked with speeches, good food, and great music! Rocky View Weekly covered the celebrations – read all about it here!

To top it off a mural of The Beaver Dam Ranch was unveiled!