Our History

1968

“Members of the Vegreville Chamber of Commerce heard representatives from the Department of the Social Secretary discuss the suggestion that a museum be established in Vegreville…considerable interest is being shown in the opening of a museum” (The Vegreville Observer, March 28, 1968)

1971

Vegreville & District Historical Society is officially organized (November 26, 1971)

1981

Vegreville & District Historical Society publishes the two-volume community history book “Vegreville in Review: History of Vegreville & Surrounding Area”, edited by community historian Michael H. Tomyn

1986

Vegreville & District Historical Society officially opens the “Vegreville Museum,” located in Vegreville, at 5009-50 Ave, in the Civic Building west of Canada Post.

1990

“Vegreville Museum” changes its name to “Vegreville & District Museum”

1996

Vegreville & District Historical Society celebrates its 25th anniversary (April 11). Vegreville & District Museum moves to the former site of the federal soils research station of Agriculture Canada, 1 km east of Vegreville on Hwy 16A.

1997

Vegreville Regional Museum Society is officially organized (November 19, 1997) and  Vegreville & District Historical Society dissolves in 2001.

2016

Vegreville Regional Museum celebrates its 30th anniversary of building a legacy of community history