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John Walter Museum

John Walter was a rugged Scot from the Orkney Islands who came to Canada in 1870 to build york boats for the Hudson's Bay Company. Five years later he acquired a homestead and became one of Edmonton’s wealthiest citizens. The wind of good fortune changed in 1915 when a natural disaster destroyed John Walter's business empire.

Visit John Walter Museum to learn how John Walter helped Edmonton grow from a Fur Trading Post to a large City. Learn about life in the Strathcona community from 1875 to 1915 and find out what happened in 1915 that caused John Walter to lose his fortune.

Permanent Collections and Exhibitions:

  • 1875 House - One of the first homes outside of Fort Edmonton
  • 1886 House
  • 1901 House
  • Artifact collection (house contents) managed by the City of Edmonton Artifacts Centre
  • Outdoor signage exhibit that provides site orientation to visitors and tells the history of John Walter, the buildings and the Strathcona neighbourhood
     

John Walter Museum

Programs:John Walter Museum

  • Drop-in Interpretive Programs on Sunday afternoons
  • Daycamps
  • Registered Child and Family Programs
  • Registered Group Programs
  • School Programs
  • Birthday Parties
  • Facility Rentals
  • Special Events
     

John Walter Museum

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