About Multicultural Heritage Centre
The Multicultural Heritage Centre has been around for more than 40 years and offers something for everyone in the community! In the main building (and old schoolhouse) there’s a living museum reflecting local history, Western Canadian pioneer life and an art gallery promoting local, regional and national artists.
The Centre offers many programs and events throughout the year celebrating agricultural heritage and rural values. The Multi offers a chance for people to gather as community and celebrate arts, culture, and agricultural as strong economic opportunities which play pivotal roles in building the future of Alberta.
Describe this great space in 500 words or less. What do you see in this space? How do people in the community enjoy it?:
- Has been around for more than 40 years
- Museum, kitchen and art gallery wrapped into one Great Place!
- The Homesteader’s Kitchen in the main building is a must! It’s famous for fresh bread, homemade soup, and as much pie as you can handle.
- Beside the Red Brick School House is the Oppertshauser House, built in 1910. It’s operating as a “General Store” which is a local Artisans gift shop and old-fashioned candy store.
- Various events and programs throughout the year
- Celebration of agricultural, heritage, and rural values
- Celebrates arts, culture, and the community
Events and Festivals:
- Art Exhibits
- Educational Programs
- Agricultural Workshops
- Organic Master Gardener
- Horse and Buggy Mural Tours
Economic and Retail Activities:
- Homesteaders Kitchen
- General Store (artist collective)
Historic and Heritage Features:
- Living Museum
- Historic Buildings (old red brick school house and Oppertshauser House, built in 1910)
Memorable and Unique Characteristic(s):
- Patio for lazy summer afternoons (and pie!)
- Horse sculpture water fountain
- The gardens are used to grow food for the dishes served in the homesteaders kitchen
- Wood sculpture of a man (and now home to a couple of cute finches!)
The multicultural heritage centre is a hidden gem that everyone should have the opportunity to find! It’s truly a beautiful way to create a community that is full of arts, culture, agriculture and the values of friendship, family and multiculturalism. It’s a must-see for anyone who is in the Capital Region of Edmonton, AB.
Submitted by: Katie Robertson