Reynolds-Alberta Museum celebrates 25 years

6854738200_376563397f_hJoin in on the fun Saturday, September 30, as the Reynolds-Alberta Museum celebrates 25 years of operation with a fun-filled day of activities (and cake)!

There’s so much to see and do with the entire family, and better yet, admission to the museum is free as part of Alberta Culture Days offerings.

Here’s a sampling of activities planned for you to enjoy Sept.30:

  • Play the “Fun Facts about the Museum” Jeopardy-style game show;
  • Enjoy a vintage vehicle tour of the grounds;
  • Savour your memories with the anniversary photo booth;
  • Get up close and personal with the museum collection with a White Glove tour;
  • Take an open cockpit biplane adventure (weather permitting; there is a charge for this activity)
  • Explore the Restoration Shop; and
  • Share your own memories of the museum on a memory “wall”

Arrive early

You know that saying, “the early bird gets the worm”? If you’re one of the first 100 visitors to the museum on Sept.30, you will receive a special “Spirit of the Machine” coffee table book; the first 250 visitors will receive a special anniversary lapel pin and the first 400 visitors get a coupon for free cake!

Looking back on 25 years

The Reynolds-Alberta Museum opened in 1992 as a result of collaboration between the Alberta Government and famed Alberta collector, Stan Reynolds.

Since then, the museum has made many treasured memories through various exhibitions, events and unique donations including:

Life and Times of Motorcycle2_ReynoldsThe Life and Times of the Motorcycle exhibition, presented from May 15, 2005 to September 17, 2006.

This exhibition really put the museum on the map for motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere. With more than 150 motorcycles on display and special motorcycle event weekends throughout the summers, it was a major success. People are still asking to see it!

 

Earlier this year the museum accepted a donation of the iconic 1975 Top Fuel Dragster Reynolds_Dragsterknown as “Wheeler Dealer” (pictured right).

The dragster is a significant piece of national heritage as its operators put Canada on the map as a force to be reckoned with on the international race circuit during the 1970s.

Of the dozens of annual events put on by the museum, the most popular by far continues to be the fall Harvest Festival which has been Harvest Festival_Reynoldsrunning since 1988.

That’s even before the museum opened! Held on the Labour Day weekend every year, visitors now see more than 35 vintage farm machines in action as the museum harvests its crop.

We hope to see you out celebrating this milestone with the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. For more information or to stay in touch with the museum’s upcoming events and activities, connect with them on social media: FacebookTwitter: Instagram: YouTube.

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