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Bowden Pioneer Museum


Open from early June to late August

The local museum is located in a historic Anglican Church, operated by the Bowden Historical Society. Visitors can learn more about the past of the town of Bowden and explore its captivating artifacts, with guided tours offered to guests.

It contains many historical photos captured by a local photographer, “Bob” Hoare, whose photo studio first opened in 1904. Other displays include Irene M. Wood’s collection of over 6,000 Avon products, Alberta Provincial Eastern Star exhibits, Chamber of Commerce Avenue of local businesses in Bowden, and more. See what the local history has to convey!

Photo: Bowden Historical Society,

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  1. The Bowden Pioneer Museum is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 4:00 pm, located at 2201, 19th Avenue Bowden, Alberta, and group tours can be accommodated by calling Grant or Sandy Hengstler at 403-224-3895 or Sandy Gamble at 403-224-3582.

    The Bowden museum thrift store is located at the corner of 20th Avenue and 22nd street in the historic St. Mathew’s Anglican Church and is open 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Wednesday and Friday. All of the money raised through donations to the Thrift Store supports the Museum and is returned to the Community.

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