COVID-19 Response

Keeping our Community Safe

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we have had to amend our offerings. The museum is open for limited 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, or who is regularly engaged in behaviour that carries a high risk of COVID-19 transmission to self select to not visit the museum interior today. We thank you for your understanding.

It is dangerous for the life of our collections to use contemporary disinfectants on them. Please keep this in mind. Here at the museum we always ask you not to touch, but this plea has never been more vital. Please do not touch any artifacts or historic materials in the museum.

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

VISITING

Please check in with the village office staff located on the main floor of the building prior to visiting. It is essential that you check in before entering, even through the door to the building is open for village business.

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. While we have several interactive exhibits, we have disabled or removed these temporarily for your safety. Please respect closures and join us again in future for the full museum experience.

DISINFECTING

Our team is providing regular disinfecting of surfaces within the museum.

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

In addition to regular sanitizing, the museum has provided three hand sanitizing stations for your use. Please feel free to use these, but refrain from touching artifacts.

OUTBUILDINGS

Our outbuildings are closed for the season. Please check back in 2022!

OTHER PRECAUTIONS

Should the museum learn that a recent guest (to the exhibit spaces) has become infected with COVID-19 we will implement a closure of the museum for one full week (7 days). We will post this closure on our Trip Advisor and WordPress site (and any other web based channels we develop over the course of the pandemic) along with the reason for closure and the date of re-opening.

During the pandemic we have paused our collecting activities. Should you wish you make an artifact donation to the museum, please consider holding on to it until further notice.

Please note that our staff have been instructed that under no circumstances are they to come to work if they are feeling ill, are symptomatic, or have come into contact with a presumptive or confirmed case of COVID-19. We do provide sick leave for our guides. 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!