There is always something exciting going on at the Museum of the Highwood!

The Museum of the Highwood offers a number of different historical and educational programs. If you have any questions or require further details, please contact us.

Did You Know? The Museum of the Highwood offers private parties and school bookings featuring programs tailored to your group, followed by free play in the Imagination Station.

The museum is a unique and fun place for children’s birthday parties!



June 25, 2020. The Imagination station is closed for now.

Imagination Station

Children and families are invited to discover the history of Highwood pioneers through hands-on activities in the “Imagination Station.” Dress up in our Pioneer Play House, do business at the High River Trading Co. General Store and learn about what school was like for pioneer children at the Tongue Creek School.  The tea table is always set, and there is always something new to do and discover!





School Programs

The Museum of the Highwood is delighted to offer school programs in our beautiful century old train station in High River!

Our programs are curriculum-based and include an examination of artifacts, archival photographs plus lots of hands-on activities to stimulate learning.  In-house programs are conducted in the museum’s specially-designed Imagination Station, which features a replica historic house/dress-up area, general store, chuckwagon and old fashioned school.

The Museum offers outreach programs in your classroom. We would also be happy to design a school program to meet the individual needs of your students.

Pioneer Children. Children will discover what it was like to grow up in pioneer times in the Highwood region. This lively one hour session includes hands-on activities such as washing clothes and making butter. Once chores are done children will enjoy an old fashioned barn dance. The program ends with learning-based play in our new Imagination Station.

Stones & Bones. Introduce your students to Indigenous culture in Alberta. During this one hour interactive program, students will examine artifacts such as eagle claws, handmade tools and weapons of war. Children will also experience First Nations traditions and story-telling. There will be special emphasis on local landmarks – the Medicine Tree, Old Woman’s Buffalo Jump and the Okotoks ‘Big Rock.’

To book a museum program, please call 403-652-7156. We will be reviewing our programs and methods of delivery in the fall of 2020. Please watch this space for updates!

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