CHAPS Cochrane Historical Museum

CHAPS Cochrane Historical Museum

Cochrane Historical & Archival Preservation Society

Beautiful Scenery

Visitors to the CHAPS Museum in Cochrane, Alberta are within an hour’s drive of Banff National Park and the mountain playgrounds west of Calgary that offer year round outdoor activities in a beautiful setting.

Located within The Cochrane Ranche

The Dominion Government incorporated a company in 1881 and it was known as the Cochrane Ranche Company.  (excerpt from Big Hill Country page 155). 

The Museum Building's History

Constructed in 1909 by the Davies family using bricks from the Collin’s Brick Yard. Built to be used as a hospital/nursing home and private residence. Moved to its current site in 2014.

Experience the history of
Canada's West

Through the eyes of its settlers, ranchers and farmers; 

the service and supply businesses, the educators and more.

Totem Charitable Foundation

CHAPS thanks the Totem Charitable Foundation for this incredibly generous support of the Cochrane Historical Museum. The museum recently sustained damage by a flood of Big Hill Creek.

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CHAPS Volunteers

“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” ~Elizabeth Andrew Being a CHAPS Volunteer isn’t about how long you’ve lived here. It’s about contributing to the community, meeting new people, learning new skills and having fun. Mark Boothby Thank you to our volunteers Lydia Graham                           Lonnie Basiuk                                        Mike Taylor

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