Millet & District Museum & Archives & Visitor Information Centre
History is alive at the accredited Museum, Archives, murals, cemetery & historic walking tours. Millet is proud to be the Prettiest Little Town in AB.
The Millet and District Museum is located in the Town Administration Building on Main Street with over 3,000 square feet of displays.
The governing authority is the Millet and District Historical Society.
The Museum celebrating 32 years of Achieving Excellence in 2017 and
the governing body The Millet and District Historical Society celebrates 40 years (1977-2017)
The temporary summer exhibit for 2017 features Millet's Pioneer Women and the 100 year of Lions Club until April 2018.
Collections at the museum include the School kiosk, which features the school bell from the first Millet school. This is a popular Geocahe site. The 12 surrounding rural schools are featured with first hand oral histories of what is was like to go to school in the one room schools around Millet.
The exhibit “From a Signpost in a Slough” depicts the history of Millet from 1900 to 1960. The beginning of the railroad, hotel, store, livery barn and creamery.
The Commemorative Wall - a permanent display has over 300 Millet Veteran photographs with their service information. It is enhanced by a mural showing Army, Airforce, and Navy personnel, and the activities of each.
Our lower level is accessible by stairchair to our historic village that depicts Millet in 1930's including barbershop, implement dealer, Hillside - one room school room and historic house with kitchen, bedroom, and parlour and toolshed.
Extensive school programs are offered, along with guided, interpretive tours of the local Millet and Catholic Cemetery is English and French.
Guided Historic Walking Tours and brochure including over a dozen historic building plaques as well as Community in Blooms local competition winners.
For more information, contact the museum.
Hours and Admission:
Summer (May 22 -August 31, 2018)
Monday – Saturday, 8:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Winter (– Victoria Day)
Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed Friday December 15, 2017 until Tuesday January 9, 2018
Admission by donation.