Kneehill Historical Museum and AVIP

Come to the Kneehill Historical Museum to find the history of the open plains, a County of rich farmland crisscrossed by creeks and bordered by the Red Deer River, where migrating First People once commanded this area known for its many buffalo jumps and good hunting grounds.  Learn about European settlers who broke the heavy loam soil with steam and steel, turning grasslands into the Wheat Capital of the World.  See evidence of the cowboys who drove cattle for Pat Burns turned miners, working the local coal mines in winter.  At the Kneehill Museum, a complex of 6 buildings and CN railroad cars, you can immerse yourself in the past century and find stories/artefacts/records depicting how people found water / firewood / shelter.  Through close examination of their tools, you will relate to the resilience of the people who stayed.  Operated by volunteer staff, members of the Kneehill Historical Society (CRA charity and non-profit society) a stop at this museum promises guided tours, help in researching history, and much information about local resources.


Be sure to ask to see the genuine Stradivarious model; the obsidian knapping stone, the tire upsetter.

Hours and Admission:

Mid-May - September
Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 1:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, 1:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Off season, call ahead, 504-554-1221


Admission by donation.

Address: 1301 2nd Street NE, Three Hills AB.   

Mailing address: Box 653 Three Hills AB T0M 2A0


Directions:  Hwy 21 to Hwy 583, turn into the Town of Three Hills and find the museum across from the Hospital and adjacent to Recreation Park.

Phone Number: (403) 443-2092