5103-49 Street (Right next to the Ryley Community Centre & Curling Rink)
Ryley Museum Society Organized in 1986. Museum is housed in two former schools, Haight from north of Ryley and Palmer, south of Ryley. The museum is between the Community Centre and the Curling Rink. All three facilities share the paved parking lot. Beside the school buildings, we have a pole shed to house machinery. Included in this shed are a threshing machine, a binder, a seed drill, two fanning mills, a fresno, a cultivator and the 1941 Ryley fire truck as well as the Village steamer and a hay rack. Inside a chain link fence there is a old windmill and a old log cabin. The main building houses the Rebekkah Lodge articles, the Legion Ladies Auxiliary display, Dr. MacPherson’s doctor bag and picture of him at graduation, a large collection of dolls, artifacts used in the pioneer homes to furnish, cook, make butter, separate milk and to wash clothes. Numerous families had written their individual stories which are on display. There is a corner of a school display and many pictures and calendars from yester year.
We are in the need of new members and anyone who wishes to help with carpentry work or mylar encapsulating of pictures and other flat items please come.
Our president is Maxin Reid, Ruth Bekker is secretary and Donna Pope is president.
Hours of Operation:
Open during July & August or by appointment.
Tuesday to Saturday
(need to work on the museum when not open to the public)
Donations are always appreciated and new members are welcomed. Membership is $5.00 per person on a yearly basis.
Artifacts include: antique lamps, kitchen items, school pictures & items, doll & toy collection, clothing, furniture, & some big machinery from back in the day.
For more information or to see when the next meeting is, please contact Willis Reist at (780) 663-2114.