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.

Thanks to our Fund Raiser Sponsors

We’d like to thank the generous local firms that sponsored our silent auction.  This years’ fund-raiser was a success. Search: Sponsors Arlene Hepburn Boston Pizza Canadian Tire COBS Bread Bakery Daves Dry Cleaning Fountain Tire Gayle Want Global Pet Foods Kas Beynon Original Joe’s Restaurant & Bar Cochrane Panda Flowers Safeway Cochrane Save-On-Foods Schooners on

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2018 Fall Fundraiser Success

About 90 members and friends of CHAPS attended the Annual Fall Fundraiser at the Royal Canadian Legion #15 for an evening of great food, entertainment, and chance to catchup with local friends and neighbors.  Live entertainment by Charlotte Burrell, 2 short films by Jade Lewis and silent auction were enjoyed by all. by Bernice Klotz

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Newsletter Email

We have a monthly Newsletter emailed to our membership. We’ve just added a Newsletter check box to our membership form. Just click yes to be added to our Newsletter. Existing members have been added to the list. If you want to change this click the unsubscribe option on the bottom of each newsletter. October Newsletter

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Have you seen our Facebook page?

We have some great photos and discussions going on our Facebook page. You don’t need Facebook you can see our live page by clicking the image or button, Click here

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New Media Page

While we were out talking to people about support for the Fall Fund-Raiser Dinner we realized a need for a media page where certain logos, images and videos are available for download. Check it out. Click here

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