Rosebud and District Centennial MuseumCome discover prairie artifacts and history. In the 1920s and 30s, our original building was operated during the coal rush as Mah Joe's Laundry. Then he disappeared, so it became a farm implement and bulk oil dealership and eventually a coffee shop. Abandoned, the building sat empty and neglected until the Rosebud Memorial Hall bought the property and the Rosebud Lions Club decided to fix it up for Alberta's Centennial. The official opening was held in 1967 with Lieutenant Governor Grant MacEwan in attendance.
In 1979 the operation of the Museum was taken over by the Rosebud Historical Society. Our success is dependent on local volunteers, especially the Rosebud Lions as well as patron donations and summer students. As a result in recent years, we have reinstalled the railway signal tower, updated our outside clock tower, have been donated a prairie birds display by Ricky Skibsted, and now are working on an update to our settlers display.
Some of our notable displays include Jack and Darcy Morton, Dick and "Bouncing" Bobby Cosgrave (early chuckwagon drivers in the Calgary Stampede), Dude Cote tool display and over a thousand salt and pepper shakers from Mary Job's collection.
Hours and Admission:As soon as AHS allows, we will open for summer hours Fridays through Sunday 10am-4pm all CoVid protocols are followed. Fall and Winter hours will be dependent on Rosebud Theatre openings and festivals in the hamlet. Please call ahead if you want a special tour or visit our website.
Admission by donation.
Address: 117 Main St, Rosebud, Alberta, Canada T0J 2T0
Directions: Located right across from Rosebud Theatre.
Phone Number: (403) 677-2601
Phone Number: (403) 677-2352
Phone Number: (403) 820-2870