Wetaskiwin's Main Street Museum
In 1986, a group of Wetaskiwin volunteers received an edict from city
council to form a museum society for the purpose of opening a local
history Museum. First located at the Water Works Building, the Wetaskiwin
and District Heritage Museum made the Star Store on Main Street its
permanent home in 2005.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT: The Wetaskiwin & District
Heritage Museum provides for the exhibition and preservation of artefacts in
order to unite with the local community through history, culture, events, and
Moving Forward with History
Heritage Museum, located in the heart of Wetaskiwin's historic downtown, has
been preserving local history since 1986. The museum currently offers three floors
of exhibits relating to everything from First Nations' history to the War
Years! Learn about Wetaskiwin's early businesses, read about the extraordinary
Women of Aspenland, see an authentic tipi, and have a glimpse of life on a
Hutterite colony. And
now you can explore local history through modern technology. Find out more by visiting the
Heritage Museum today!
The Star Store
In 1903, John West built a two
story brick building west of the site of his old store, The Pioneer Store. The
Star Trading Co. General Store opened in November. It became better known as
the Star Store, operated
by E.D. McLaughlin, W.W. Sharpe & R.B. Price.
Wetaskiwin and District Heritage Museum has a replica star painted on the side
of its building, commemorating the star used on the Star Trading Co.
General Store and later, the Montgomery Store. Visit the museum today for the
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