The Brooks and District Museum was built on seven acres of land in 1974. It was created with the mission to collect, preserve and portray the cultural heritage of Brooks and District through natural history specimens, artifacts, documents, maps, information, etc. which is significant to the history of this area.
In 2007 the Brooks & District Museum became an Affirmed Museum within Alberta Museum Association mandate. as well as an Accredited Visitor Information Center through Alberta Tourism.
There are seventeen permanent buildings on the grounds of the Brook & District Museum.
The museum is organized to be a “Walk Through The Ages”. There are exhibits portraying thelife of a rancher, the war years, the N.W.M.P. the Canadian Pacific Railroad, and the Eastern Irrigation District.
The museum also houses displays saluting the oil industry and early settlers, including the Fourth Duke of Sutherland and John Ware.