We’d like to have some fun and learn a little more of our colourful local history. Please share one of your favourite family photos on our Facebook page. Remember to include some details about why it’s an important memory.
Recovering from the flood, Looking forward
Our exhibits this summer are really coming together. We cant wait to show you.
All our exhibits will reflect how horses impacted the growth of our town. We’re certain well have some facts that you didn’t know.
This past year has been a challenge with 2 floods of the Cochrane Ranche. The Museum is put back together but we’re still working on restoring or replacing some of our exhibits. Here is a slide show that shows our progress.
Spring fundraiser has been postponed
The Provincial Health Authority has recommended events like ours not go ahead at this time. So we’re postponing the March 28th CHAPS Spring Fund Raiser . We will be in touch regarding already purchased tickets.
The Westerson Cabin
Ted Westerson talks about growing up in the cabin that now sits on the Cochrane Ranche. He grew up in Cochrane and the cabin when it sat on Cochrane’s west end.
Cochrane Lions Rodeo History
Cochrane Lions and CHAPS held a joint event at the Cochrane History Museum last night. The topic was about the history of the Cochrane Lions Rodeo which has been a local favourite since the mid-60s.
Thanks to Ted Westerson and Keith Garner for their wonderful stories of the rodeo and Cochrane.
Cochrane Lions have allowed us to copy the photos used. Ask if you’d like to take a closer look.
Heritage Awards at Cochrane Art Show
CHAPS President Larry Want presents the Heritage Award to Janette Whittle for “Grannies Dishes”.
Honourable Mention went to Annabelle Denson for “In the Old Day’s”.
Sunday Puzzler Jan 20, 2019
I overheard someone ask this question at our Photo opening the other night. I never noticed the characters on this sign before nor do I know what they mean.
We’re asking all those puzzle masters out there to help us solve this one!
Contacts on Twitter have provided a partial answer to our question about the language on Bob and Alice Graham’s Pharmacy sign.
Photo Archive Open House
Archive Open House
Jan 16th 7:30 PM
Cochrane Historical Museum
That was fun
And as Arlene says the Museum is the perfect setting for Christmas. She’s right, it was lovely.
We had a full house, shared stories, snacks, refreshments and enjoyed each others company. The puzzles of historic homes were fun.
Thanks to Shannon, Gayle, Larry, Ed and everyone else who setup and provided snacks.
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New Events Page
We just added an events page to keep you up to date. Check it out