CHAPS Cochrane Historical Museum
Cochrane Historical and Archival Preservation Society
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
Through the eyes of its settlers, ranchers and farmers;
the service and supply businesses, the educators and more.
We need your help. CHAPS fall fundraiser is coming up Nov 17th at the Royal Canadian Legion. We are constructing 5 gift baskets that will go up for bidding. If you can provide a gift card or similar item please contact Lydia Graham at 403-932-2366 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This past Wednesday and Thursday 100 students from Grade 2 French immersion classes at Elizabeth Barrett visited the Cochrane Historical Museum. Greeted by Frank Hennessey students learned that the building is over 100 years old, was once the the Davies home and Cochrane’s first hospital. Gordon Davies continued the presentation in French with Jade Lewis’s
Becoming a member of CHAPS is a great way to get involved in the Community. We are currently looking for members to become involved in: Memberships Fundraising Nominating Committee No matter the time you have available, we have a role for you. New members please complete this quick application. We recently sent out membership renewals.
We had 18 members attend September 19th. Committees gave an overview of what was accomplished this year. Museum- About the same numbers through as last year. Will close September 30. Grants – Several applied for, Alberta Culture used for shelving, work tables, supplies for archiving, dividers and storage boxes. Town of Cochrane used to purchase