|Surveyors were among those who initially saw western Canada as it had been for years. They were the forerunners of change, development and prosperity.|
And now we have a chance to relive those days, as the Didsbury Museum has brought in an incredible travelling exhibit, "Making Their Mark: The Land Surveyors' Role in the Peaceful and Orderly Development of Alberta".
This exhibit is on display now till the end of January.
Discover the history of the province through the stories of the men and women who have surveyed the land over the last 100+ years. Using a variety of displays and artifacts, this exhibit explores the story of land surveying from the days of the Dominion Land Survey to modern day practices.
This exhibit reveals the remarkable contributions land surveyors made in the early development of the province and western Canada. Surveyors were kind of taken for granted, but what hardships they suffered, and what a huge role they played in developing the vast country that became Canada.
Early surveyors travelled on horseback, on foot, in canoes, by dog teams or sleds. They trudged through the best and worst of the Canadian seasons for their important mission, which was plotting territory in country that very few white men had seen yet.
The exhibit features numerous informative panels, as well as a surveyors tent and instruments used throughout the decades. For more information, contact the Didsbury Museum at 403-335-9295.
The Museum is open Tuesday - Friday from 9 am - 4:30 pm and Saturdays from 1 - 4 pm.
The museum will be closed from December 23 - January 1. If you would like a tour during those days, please call 403-335-9295 by December 22nd, so we can try to schedule a visit for you and your family.
The Museum is located at 2118 21 Ave, Didsbury.
The exhibit is brought to us by the Alberta Land Surveyors' Association and the Didsbury Historical Society.