Nov. 17, 2020 is eight months after the Rocky Museum closed after the provincial government issued the order to limit the spread of COVID 19. Happily, we were able to reopen on June 4, 2020, and we had visitors the very next day!
We did have to cancel our annual Museum Day, the Canada Day Pancake Breakfast and our annual Cookie Walk. But we received a grant from Canadian Heritage through the Emergency Museums' Assistance Program to help us pay our utility bills and care for the collection.
The Rocky Museum has been 20 years in this location, and to celebrate, we are expanding our backyard to make room for some new outdoor exhibits next year. The Town of Rocky Mountain House gave permission for the expansion and our volunteers are working out the details of where to place the exhibits
We did have a small limit for day camp, 6 camper maximum. But they had great weather for the Artist’s Day camp, and they painted their hearts out. Early in 2020, we received a donation of professionally done animal mounts, including this amazing cougar that surprises people when they turn around t
As the school year comes to an end, we are also finishing up this summer's Museum Schools too. This year we were treated to just less than ten classes from Rocky and the surrounding area. It was a treat to see the excitement in the kid's eyes as they got to experience a day in a one-room schoolhouse