The Onoway Museum
and Heritage Centre
will re-open on
Thursday, June 10, 2021
We look forward to seeing you again
Monday - Friday
10 am - 3 pm or
by appointment, contact us
District Historical Guild welcomes you to Onoway
- The Onoway Museum is located
in the Old Brick School, vacated as an elementary
school in June 2007.
Beaupré School was a two-room brick school
built in 1921. Over the years this building grew
and evolved into Onoway Elementary School with a
school population of 430 when it was
decommissioned in 2007. The Old Brick School
gained a new life as Onoway Museum, preserving the
history of the school and the surrounding
community. The four classrooms feature themed
exhibits: School Room, Country Home, Main Street,
and Community Life/Farm. These exhibits tell the
story of the founding, settlement, and development
of this part of north-central Alberta.
programs and special tours are available throughout
the year by appointment.
- The Onoway Archives is home
to an extensive collection of school registers
from one-room schools in the area dating back to
1909 as well as documents relating to individuals,
families and organizations in the Onoway area.
- The Onoway Heritage Centre
(formerly Onoway Elementary School) is now a
multi-use facility with numerous classrooms and
other areas available to the community to enable
clubs, organizations, families, instructors to
provide opportunities for learning,
self-improvement, group events and just plain fun.
Hourly rentals are available for the classrooms,
gym and open area. See the Facility
Bookings page for details.
- The Reading Room is a
comfortable space dedicated to research and
reading about history, housing a comprehensive
collection of school textbooks, cookbooks, local
newspapers, magazines and books on Alberta and
local history. The time will fly by as you explore
the (non-digital) world of books and magazines!
The Onoway and
District Historical Guild was created in 2003 by a
group of local residents committed to preserving the
history of Onoway and district. This building is the
- The Archives
and Reading Room are located on the lower level of
Check out the tabs on this page and explore the
various aspects of the Onoway Museum and Onoway
& Heritage Centre
4708 Lac Ste.
Anne Trail North,
Onoway, AB T0E 1V0