Red Deer and District Museum Society

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Red Deer and District Museum Society

Parallel form(s) of name

  • Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery
  • Red Deer Museum

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Dates of existence



The Red Deer & District Museum Society began as a Steering Committee of the Central Alberta Pioneers' and Old Timers' Association with a Museum space in the basement of the Recreation Centre. The Society focused on building a collection, hiring staff for the Red Deer Museum, and on building a permanent museum, opening the new facility in 1978.
In 1983, an addition provided the Atrium, Stewart Room, two galleries, a second reserve storage room and enlargement of the Archives. Subsequently, in 1993 and 1994, an additional storage area was constructed for the Museum and Archives collections. The Society has up to twelve volunteer Board members and currently uses a Policy Governance model to govern the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery.


Red Deer, Alberta

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Functions, occupations and activities

The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery is a permanent institution in the service of Society and of its development which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits, for purposes of study, education and enjoyment, material evidence of people and their environment. The Museum presents an on-going series of temporary exhibitions and interpretive programs in the fine and decorative arts, sciences, and humanities.

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Related entity

Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society (1989-2008)

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Normandeau Cultural and Natural History Society

is the subordinate of

Red Deer and District Museum Society

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Control area

Authority record identifier

RED 20

Institution identifier

Red Deer and District Archives

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  • English



Content of the fonds
Red Deer Museum website:

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  • Clipboard

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  • EAC

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