Experience the history of Canada's West through the eyes of settlers, ranchers, farmers, the service and supply businesses, educators and more at the Cochrane Historical Museum.
The Museum is located in the Historic Cochrane Ranche and is housed in a beautiful brick building that has its own rich and vibrant history: it was constructed in 1909 by the Davies family using bricks from the Collin’s Brick Yard — once a thriving local business. It was originally used as a hospital/nursing home as well as a private residence, and was moved to its current site in 2014 to become the Museum.
When you visit, you'll learn about a time when transportation was limited to horse carriages, buses, passenger trains and very few cars; ask about the overturned trucks on the main street that used to be the highway through town!
The Museum is open spring summer and fall and features new displays every summer. The helpful guides can answer questions about the house and Cochrane and area history.
Admission is free but donations are gratefully accepted for the Cochrane Historical & Archival Preservation Society (CHAPS).