The Tofield Historical Society and its accompanying museum was formed on April 8, 1961. Since then, in over 40 years of service in three locations, it has provided an historical panorama of Tofield and area.
The Museum shares a building near the entrance to Tofield with the Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre. It provides a history starting with early native artifacts and then covers the coming of the European settlers and subsequent developments. Among the displays are medical histories, schools, pioneer tools and personalities, household items and early businesses. Displays are updated with items being brought out of storage and included in the displays.
In 2006, Tofield Historical Museum achieved the status of Alberta Recognized Museum, granted by the Alberta Museums Association. This status is only granted to museums which have successfully completed the Museum Affirmation Program, and is intended to bring Alberta Museums up to international standards of excellence. Tofield's museum is one the community can be proud of!
The Tofield Historical Society published a local history "Tales of Tofield" in 1969, and is undertaking to publish a second volume in celebration of Tofield's centennial in 2009. (See details here.) The first volume may be consulted at the museum or the Tofield Municipal Library. Reprinted in 2005, it is also available for purchase at the Library.
Over the years, the Society has taken part in the Snow Goose Festival, July 1st celebrations and other events. Guided tours may be arranged by contacting the Town of Tofield office; see contact information at left.
Tofield Historical Society