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Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.


If you are interested in early High River and area photographs, you will be delighted with our extensive photo archives. We are planning to have a selection from our photo collection online in the near future and available for ordering. In the meantime, images may be ordered in person, by phone or email.


The Museum of the Highwood has over 30,000 photographs of High River and the surrounding area in its distinguished collection, which spans over the last 125 years. Check back often to browse the photo library, as treasured photo from the past are added on a regular basis.

Join us today at the Museum for Alberta Culture Days.

The talented Crocus Country weavers are in the building!

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

It was a great day for the High River Historic Homes Tour.

Thank you to our homeowners, volunteers and all who came to visit!



The Wales Theatre is open again!

Congratulations and thank you to the Kidwai family from all of us at the museum!








Marking Macleod Trail Road Trip

New date to be announced soon. Watch this space!

The tour will leave the museum at 10 a.m. when we head south to Claresholm where we will begin our tour at the former stopping house “The Leavings”. Then we’ll travel along the Old Macleod Trail, stopping at several markers along the way. We’ll also visit the site of the Trollinger Stopping House near Nanton, and see the original ruts of the old trail. We’ll finish off our tour in High River at the location of the Smith and French Stopping House. Local historian and “marker preserver extraordinaire” Bill Dunn will lead the tour and tell stories along the way. A picnic lunch will be provided. Please reserve your space by calling the museum at 403-652-7156. There are a limited number of tickets available, and transportation will be arranged.¬†$20.


Now on Exhibit!

Riding Off to War

To commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the First World War, this exhibit will focus on the four members of a Highwood area polo team that enlisted, went overseas and did not return.


“Highwood Leaps its Banks!”

Using images, stories and restored artifacts we will relate our floody history. Paint your own river rock, leave it in our ‘garden’ or turn it into a functional picture frame.¬†


Big, Big Trouble in 1923! Not only was there a flood, but a gas line exploded right by the bridge.
Just when you think things couldn’t get any worse…!


Marking Macleod Trail

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May 17 to September 20, 2014.
From 1870 to 1885 teams of oxen, or bull trains, moved goods that had arrived on steamboats on the Missouri River from Fort Benton to Fort Macleod. The goods were then transported every summer up the old Macleod Trail to Calgary. To mark the historic route, a group of volunteers began to erect markers in the early 1980s. There are now 17 wagon wheel markers along the trail. This exhibit tells the story of the glory years of the Macleod Trail before the coming of the railway and the dedication of the volunteers who preserve that history. 


  The Museum of the Highwood is honoured to present:

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 Virtual Tour



Enjoy a panoramic, interactive tour

InView Solutions has created a scan of the station. Enjoy!

Please come and visit us soon. We are open 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.






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