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Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building
September 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Our building is an authentic pioneer log building constructed at Pigeon Lake Alberta by Hobart Dowler, In the fall of 1954, it was moved onto the present site. The building sits in a park-like setting with a variety of native Alberta plants, there are interpretive signs in the garden of Lindsay’s Folly (the name-sake of Lindsay Park), the Elbow River, and the old Calgary Trail.
The Southern Alberta Pioneers Memorial Building is a tribute to those Pioneers of Alberta who were instrumental in building this great province. It has been awarded the designation of “Historical Resource” by the City of Calgary.
At the entrance to the site is a Centennial Iron Gate with Bronze plaques attached with names of the pioneer families and the listing of the signatories of Treaty No. 7. The Memorial building contains some of the city’s most important records, rare photos, extensive research library as well as other memorabilia and artifacts of the early years.
On display for Doors Open YYC will be rare photos, an extensive research library as well as other memorabilia and historical artifacts.