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posted by: Best Western Sunrise Inn & Suites on: November 02, 2018

Source: Multicutural Heritage Centre.
One of the best ways to enjoy a destination is to take in some local history and culture. And there’s plenty of ways to do that here in Stony Plain! Affectionately nicknamed “the Town with the Painted Past" because of how many painted murals exist throughout town that depict historical events, the Alberta town was first incorporated as a village in 1907 and then a town the next year in 1908. Take a look at some of the institutions that you can visit below and don’t forget to book your stay with us here at Best Western Sunrise Inn & Suites. We offer a wide variety of pet-friendly, modern, and beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, each of which come with fantastic amenities including complimentary Bath & Body Works toiletries, a wet bar, bathrobes, and mini fridge. Give us a call and make your reservations today.
The Multicultural Heritage Centre has been preserving the history of Stony Plain for more than four decades, celebrating the agricultural heritage, regional cultural roots, and historic values of the town, as well as the city of Spruce Grove and Parkland County. Most all of the centre’s activity is located in the Old Red Brick School House, which was originally built in 1925 as a senior high school. Along with a museum, which reflects on local history and pioneer life, the centre also feature a public art gallery which is home to various exhibitions, a community garden, and an artisan market.
First opened in 1989, the museum grounds consist of about 14 acres of land. It’s collection includes over 10,000 artifacts from common household, personal, and business items to large farm machinery and vehicles. The museum has 23 beautiful, authentic, replicated buildings — including a blacksmith shop, tea house, trappers cabin, and school — and is always expanding