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The Reynolds-Alberta Museum: A must-do family outing south of the city

Did you know that you can see a one-of-a-kind 1929 Duesenberg Phaeton Royale Model J, the world’s oldest dragline – a Bucyrus Class-24 dragline built in 1917, and a 1943 Douglas DC-3 just a short drive from Edmonton?  Located in Wetaskiwin, the Reynolds-Alberta Museum is the place where history meets present.

The Reynolds-Alberta Museum interprets the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture, and industry from the 1890’s to today.  Come see a variety of vintage items such as: automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles, trucks, tractors, and more.

Most of the collection was donated by Stan Reynolds, who continued to donate until his passing in 2012.  Thanks to him, the Reynolds-Alberta Museum was able to open, and that is how it got its namesake.

Exhibits

Stan Reynolds: The Original Canadian Picker

July 4, 2015 – October 11, 2016

Who was Stan Reynolds? A Wetaskiwin businessman, collector, aviator, and philanthropist, he was the initiator and primary benefactor of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, which is named in recognition of the Reynolds family.

Aviation Display Hangar

Permanent Exhibit

Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame and a display of vintage aircraft interpret Canada’s aviation history. The hangar is connected to the Wetaskiwin Alberta Airport (CEX3).

“Highway through Time”

Permanent Exhibit

Beginning with a horse-drawn carriage from 1916, the centre of the gallery has artifacts and displays that showcase the agricultural theme through the four seasons of the year.

Special Events

Thursday Nights at the Movies

Starts July 9, 2015

Thursday nights are Thursday Night at the Movies at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum! Come and enjoy supper in the Cruisers Café from 5 to 7 p.m. Movies start at 7 p.m. and are free with admission to the Museum.

Harvest Festival

September 5 – 6, 2015

The farm machinery is humming and the ovens are hot, so bring the whole family and celebrate the historic sights, sounds and smells of bringing in the harvest!

Metal Art Show & Sale

September 19 – 20, 2015

This Metal Art Show and Sale provides artists with an opportunity to display and/or sell their work. The show will feature artists who work primarily with metals.