Alix Wagon Wheel MuseumThe Village of Alix is located on Highway 12, where the Alix Wagon Wheel Museum on 50th/Main Street, houses and displays links with the past history of Alix and surrounding school districts. Established in 1974, the museum which is easily identified by its mural depicting “Early Alix”, is dedicated to the collection, preservation, research and exhibition of its Heritage Collections.
- Irene Parlby of the Famous Five: We honour Alix’s most famous pioneer - a feminist, politician and activist. The display includes photos, her life story, china, clothing, books and her chair from the Alberta legislature along with information on the Famous Five.
- Wildlife of Central Alberta: Our wildlife corner is adorned by many birds, fish and a coyote which surround our “Eager Beaver” that once lived in the Alix Lake. Visitors get a close view of a Golden eagle, owls, pheasants, a Swanson’s hawk and much more.
- Service Room: This memorial exhibit honours the men and women of the Alix area who served during the wars and includes military uniforms, a gas mask, documents and war memorabilia which helps visitors have a better understanding of the war years. It also showcases the numerous service clubs once active in Alix.
- Pioneer Living: Our pioneer artifacts include a wood/coal burning stove, gadgets and utensils, dishes/china, recipe books, washing machines and irons. We have an extensive collection of tools used by pioneers/tradespeople, and a crank wall telephone.
- Early Alix: Before the incorporation of Alix in 1907, the village was called Toddsville. See the wheel hub from the Todd’s covered wagon, old travelling trunks, early office equipment, a working gramophone and a freight scale. Try out the barber’s chair.
- Railroads: With three railroads, Alix was predicted to become the “Railroad Centre of Alberta”. Conductor’s uniforms, lanterns, a schedule board, photos of derailments and other artifacts make up this exhibit.
- Central Alberta Dairy Pool (CADP): The Golden Meadows Creamery, a small plant in Alix, was the original home of the CADP. Our display includes churns, butter moulds and more. The Alix Creamery burned down in 1976 leaving us an accidental sculpture created by melted aluminum and butter.
Other exhibits include: Women of Aspenland, Early School Districts and Churches, Sports, Indigenous Artifacts, Tail Creek Settlement, Dolls and Homemade Toys, Geological Samples and Fossils, Work by Local Artists, Reading and Research.
We also feature seasonal short term exhibits and offer: School Programs, Kids Summer Programs, Historic Walking Tours and Information on Alix Cemetery and other local cemeteries.
Hours and Admission:Open: May - August
Tuesday - Saturday from (10:00 - 5:00)
Closed: September - April ( Call to book an appointment.)
Admission by Donation
Tourist Information Available
Location & Contact InformationAddress: 4912 - 50th/Main Street Box 245, Alix, AB T0C 0B0
Donna Peterson: (403) 358-9848 or (403) 747-2584
Elaine Meehan: (403) 788-2218