Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums
Reynolds-Alberta Museum
Stan Reynolds Exhibition

Stan Reynolds: The Original Canadian Picker

Our 2015 feature exhibition is Stan Reynolds: the Original Canadian Picker. Who was Stan Reynolds? A Wetaskiwin businessman, collector, aviator, and philanthropist, he was the initiator and primary benefactor of the Reynolds-Alberta Museum, which is named in recognition of the Reynolds family.

Summer Programs

  • White Glove Tours
  • Collections Storage Facility Behind-the-Scenes Tours
  • Two craft stations – main gallery and Aviation Display Hangar
  • Cartoon Shorts – Drive-In Theatre
  • Are you a Canadian Picker? Family Activity Sheet
  • Farm House Play Zone

White Glove Tours (Approximately 15 minutes each)
Museum staff around the world use white gloves to handle textiles, wood and metal. The gloves protect these materials from one of the most harmful elements- the oils on your hands! Our Museum Educators will take you on an in-depth tour of selected artifacts on display, donated by the Reynolds family. Your white gloves will allow you to go beyond the barriers. The White Glove Tours are included with the price of admission.

1920 Canadian Tractor
Location: Great Hall
Time: 11:15 a.m.

1947 Grey Gull
Location: Aviation Display Hangar
Time: 1:15 p.m.

1912 Hupp-Yeats Electric Coach
Location: Main Gallery
Time: 2:15 p.m.

1942 Hawker Hurricane
Location: Aviation Display Hangar
Time: 3:15 p.m.

Collections Storage Facility Behind-the-Scenes Tours (50 min)
The Reynolds-Alberta Museum has more artifacts than it can display. This summer we are excited to offer a limited time opportunity to go “Behind-the-Scenes” with a tour of our Collections Storage Facility. July and August, Thursday through Sunday only.
Tours are $25 per person.

To book your behind-the-scenes experience, contact our Booking Coordinator at 780-312-2071 or We will accept bookings starting June 1, 2015.

Craft Station Main Gallery
Long before televisions and computers, motion pictures were enjoyed using simple toys like the thaumatrope. Place two different images on each side of a round card and when the card is flipped fast enough, the two images combine. Build your own thaumatrope to take home!

“Be a Picker”
Find your own gems, in these wild, jam-packed posters of great collectables! Challenge your friends and family to beat you in finding all the items on our list.

Craft Station - Aviation Display Hangar
The 1942 Hawker Hurricane was restored by the Reynolds family prior to their donation to the Reynolds-Alberta Museum. The Restoration team painted the Bull Dog nose art in honour of the Hawker Hurricane’s coastal defence with the 135 Bull Dog Squadron. Build a puzzle of the Hawker Hurricane or design and colour your own Nose Art in the Aviation Display Hangar.

Cartoon Shorts – Starlight Drive-In Theatre
Enjoy an indoor version of this traditional family outing from the ‘50s and ‘60s. This summer, enjoy cartoon shorts in the drive-in theatre.

  • Betty Boop and Grampy (1935)
  • Molly Moo Cow and The Butterfly (1935)
  • Felix the Cat and the Goose That Laid the Golden Egg (1936)
  • Superman – The Magnetic Telescope (1942)
  • Little Audrey – Tarts and Flowers (1950)
  • Popeye the Sailor : A Haul in One (1956)

Are you a Canadian Picker? Family Activity Sheet
Pick up this family activity sheet at the admissions desk. This activity sheet, highlighting Reynolds’ donations, is a treasure hunt that will lead you through the displays. Solve the clues and find the treasure!

Farm House Play Zone
Located in the centre of the main gallery
Play with toys from each decade of Stan Reynolds’ life from 1923 to 2012. Bring back memories of your favorite toys or create new ones in this fun-filled farm house.

Last reviewed/revised: May 9, 2016
History Road

1950s cars at History Road

Cars at History Road