The Tofield Historical Society (THS) was formed in 1961 and soon after members established the Tofield Museum. The museum has been housed in three different locations: the first in a school house located on the Tofield School grounds, the second in an annex of the Tofield Arena and the third in the Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre/ Museum Facility. THS is a member of CREAM (Central Rural East Alberta Museums), a support group for museums in rural Alberta and the Alberta Museums Association, an umbrella organization for museums and museum volunteers and professionals in Alberta.
The Tofield Museum provides exhibits that cover the development of Tofield from the early native settlements, to the coming of European and American settlers and subsequent agricultural and business developments. These exhibits reflect the development of schools, medical care, agricultural practices, and church communities of early pioneers.
The Tofield Museum is committed to providing the best possible service to our visitors. Because THS has this commitment to presenting our local history to our community, we won in 2011 the “Engagement Award” from Alberta Museums Association for our Museum in the Community program.
In 2012, the Tofield Historical Society received “Recognized Museum Status” from the Alberta Museums Association. Our board is very proud of this achievement as we strive to provide our visitors with the best possible experiences and programs.
Over the years the Tofield Historical Society had published Tales of Tofield 1 (1969) and Tales of Tofield 2 (2009). Both books are available for sale at the Tofield Museum and the Tofield Municipal Library.
The Tofield Museum is open to the public from mid-June to the end of August. Guided tours may be arranged any time by contacting the Town of Tofield at 780 662 3269.