Exhibits on now:
On Location: Film in the Foothills
In 1906 a “moving picture” – a “Friscoscope” of the San Francisco earthquake was shown at the Victoria Opera House in High River. In 1919, “moving picture operators” arrived in High River to film Edward Prince of Wales on his cross-Canada tour stop.
This set off a long series of events that became interwoven with the history of the Foothills and Southern Alberta. From the 1926 western “Chip of the Flying U” to “Superman” to “Heartland”, the spectacular and varied scenery of this area has provided a backdrop for more than 140 movies and television series. Grab your popcorn and take in this “moving” exhibit.
In the telegrapher’s office:
The Museum of the Highwood is honoured to present this exhibit celebrating the Centenary of beloved Canadian author W.O. Mitchell’s birth. Artifacts, images, and multi-media will tell the story of the Mitchell family’s 20 years in High River, Alberta, and the impact of the prairie and foothills on W.O.’s writing.
Dress up in the “Superman House”, shop in the High River Trading Company and learn something old in the Tongue Creek School! Identify a mystery artifact in the Cabinet of Curiosities. This area features historical hands-on activities for children of all ages.
We are so happy to be a part of this wonderful website that celebrates Canadian History. The Canadian Heritage Information Network presents Virtual Museums of Canada, Community Memories.
You are also invited to enjoy our latest online exhibit: