Onoway Museum

operated by
Onoway and District Historical Guild
  The Onoway and District Historical Guild is a non-profit organization, founded in 2003, to develop a museum
that tells the story of the founding, settlement, and development of this area of north central Alberta.

Recognized Museum


4708 Lac Ste Anne Trail North
Onoway, Alberta

We are located at the corner of 49th Street and Lac Ste Anne Trail North
 in Onoway, Alberta
Hours of Operation:

Closed for the Season
Re-opening July, 2015

or by appointment
call 780-967-5263 or 780-967-2338

Museum Office - 780-967-1015

Admission Free
Donations Appreciated

Rentals Available:
Alliance Activity Centre
Onoway Heritage Centre
Space available for rent
 on hourly

or longer term basis.

For information, contact:
Terry 780-967-5263 or
Hazel 780-967-2338
Mailing Address:
Onoway and District Historical Guild
Box 1368
Onoway, Alberta
T0E 1V0
For more information:
Other Links:

Funding Assistance received from:
  • Individuals
  • Businesses
    • Alliance Pipeline
    • Bedrock Environmental
    • Hillside Greenhouse
We thank you for your help so that we may continue to develop and expand the museum collection and displays.

To make a donation, contact the Onoway Museum office or make a donation by clicking the button below:

Donate Now

High School
Upcoming Meetings:
  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
  • Wednesday, December 17, 2014
  • Wednesday, January 12, 2015
  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 (Annual General Meeting)

Looking Back: featuring interesting articles and photographs about Onoway.
  • When the Onoway and District Historical Guild determined that a museum would become a reality, donations related to Onoway's history started to come in. They covered the gamut of everyday life in this area from the earliest days to recent history. Artifacts range from exquisite beaded leather jackets made by Mrs. Gray to report cards; from hand-made tools to calendars from long-disappeared businesses; from military uniforms to cylinder record players.

    And there were magazines, newspapers (local and further afield), club and organization records as well as family documents and letters.

    The local newspaper, The Lac Ste. Anne Bulletin, accepted our offer to contribute a monthly column that touched on some of these artifacts and documents. This would give today's Onoway area residents an opportunity to bring back to life the objects, the people and the events of years past - all of which, in some way, helped to shape our world today.

    Thus, "Looking Back - Fascinating Findings at the Onoway Museum and Archives" was born. Click on the links below for the articles and photos.
The Onoway Tribune
Remembering School Days
Giveaways Gave Us Memories
Eddy Dales Collection
Summer Sports
Time for Coffee
Back to School
Onoway Central At Your Service
Rentals Available - Alliance Activity Centre and Onoway Heritage Centre
  • for information contact Terry 780-967-5263 or Hazel 780-967-2338
Items for Sale:

The Pathfinders 2010Book Poster - A Community History of Onoway and Rich Valley Districts

This book is available at:
  • Onoway Museum
  • Onoway Public Library
  • Town of Onoway office
  • Rich Valley Public Library, or
  • Contact, or
  • Phone Onoway Museum at 780-967-1015
Poster DVDsKeeping Our History Alive - DVDs

A series of interviews on DVD
with residents of Onoway and area

Group interviews - 4
Individual interviews - 32

Click here to see full poster

Available for purchase at
Onoway Museum
Contact, or phone 780-967-1015
DVDs also available to borrow at Onoway Public Library

Thank you to FCSS for its support of this project!

Displays and Information:

Onoway Museum, Onoway Heritage Centre, and Alliance Activity Centre

The Onoway Museum is located in the town of Onoway, Alberta in an historic brick school building at the corner of 49th Street and Lac Ste. Anne Trail North. The front two rooms of the school were constructed in 1921 and two additional rooms were added in 1946.

The museum collects, preserves, researches, exhibits, interprets and restores historical artifacts and antiquities. In addition to displaying artifacts, the Museum conducts programs for local schools.

The gymnasium (now called Alliance Activity Centre) was added in 1954. Additional rooms added in 1972 (now known as the Onoway Heritage Centre) house the Onoway Public Library and various community groups.

There is space available for rent on an hourly or longer term basis
in the Alliance Activity Centre or the Onoway Heritage Centre. For information, contact Terry at 780-967-5263 or Hazel at 780-967-2338.

Four display rooms are arranged in the Museum: Community, Home, Main Street, and School.

Onoway Museum

The Onoway Museum is operated by the Onoway and District Historical Guild.

Cash Donations appreciated. As a non-profit registered Society, we can issue tax receipts for donations.

If you have artifacts that you think the museum would like, please contact us.

For further information about the Museum and the Guild, please contact:
  • Museum Office at 780-967-1015, or
  • Terry at 780-967-5263, or
  • Hazel at 780-967-2338
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