Carstairs Heritage Centre 


Alberta Roulston Museum The Knox Presbyterian Church is a municipal historic resource and the Carstairs Heritage Centre is an officially recognized museum. The historic 107-year old Knox Presbyterian Church is the foundation of more than 3000 sq. feet of displays. Come explore the 1901 McCaig House and research family histories, newspaper archives and church records.

Carstairs was the home of Dr. Henry Wise Wood, who for 20 years was recognized as the most powerful and influential figure in the farmers’ movement in Alberta; and the home of Senator Harry Hays, who personally developed the first Canadian purebred beef breed, the Hays Converter.

From June through August “ Reminisce” sessions are held every second Wednesday morning in the historic Knox Presbyterian Church. The Roulston Museum is wheelchair accessible and there is plenty of parking.

The agricultural exhibit houses a 1900 grain wagon and a 1910 carriage as well as many other farm and rural related artifacts.

The historic knox Presbyterian Church is available for weddings and other social events. The church comfortably seats 100 people.

The Bessie Pointen Library/research room is available for people wishing to do research projects or for meetings.