Multicultural Heritage Centre 

Museums 

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Multicultural Hertiage CentreIt is the start of a new session of the Alberta Legislature, and Cornelia Railey Wood is wearing her brand-new hat. She has done this for the opening day of every new session of the Legislature.

Mrs. Wood was Stony Plain’s Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for twenty-three years. As a member of the Social Credit Party, she held strong beliefs about issues such as chlorination of water, community life, women’s rights, and education. Cornelia took being a public representative very seriously and was very particular about proper behaviour and attire. Her commitment to service groups such as Canadian Girls in Training and Women’s Institute, and enthusiastic support for arts and theatre also gave her prominence in the community. 

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Multicultural Heritage CentreThe Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre celebrates the region’s heritage, arts, and agricultural base through the delivery of creative programs and services. The museum represents one aspect of this multi-faceted organization and aims to bridge past, present, and future by providing a showcase for regional history and cultural heritage with an emphasis on Canadian culture and women’s experiences. 

Museum Exhibits include quarterly changing temporary exhibits on overarching themes exploring specific topics, as well as permanent exhibits such as C.R.Wood’s unique hat collection comprising 100+ hats and the Pioneer Settler’s Cabin with operational wood stove; other permanent exhibits reflect and interpret the history of the 1925 “Old Brick School”, the 1910 Oppertshauser House, and the 1912 Demonstration Farm respectively.
 

Multicultural Heritage CentreMuseum Programs:

  • Multi-Heritage Kits (Educational and Reminiscence Kits) on various themes
  • Intergenerational, Public, Seniors, Women’s, Reminiscence Programs
  • School Programs
  • Multi-Heritage Tours of Stony Plain historic murals
  • Farm and Agricultural Tours
  • Heritage Farmer’s Market
  • Organic Master Gardener Program
  • Multi-Youth Productions

Multicultural Heritage CentreOther Amenities

  • Interactive Community History Corner
  • Public Art Gallery
  • Homesteader’s Kitchen and Gallery Dining Room
  • General Store
  • Demonstration Farm- Educational, interpretive, recreational site