Historic Pincher Creek
Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village and Heritage Acres Farm Museum offer something for everyone, young and old. Spend a day or a weekend learning about the history of the Pincher Creek area.
You will be surprised at what you will learn!
Established in 1966 to preserve the area’s vibrant pioneer heritage, Kootenai Brown Pioneer Village is an outdoor heritage facility. The open concept and self-guided museum includes 27 buildings and more than 30,000 artifacts.
You are free to wander through six acres of beautiful gardens and walk directly into any of the historic buildings to view the openly displayed artifacts.
The majority of the buildings are authentic, restored, and furnished with period furniture. Artifacts and everyday tools displayed in each building were used by the owners and inhabitants of a time long ago.
Over thirty years ago, a group of volunteers set out to protect some very old farm and ranch equipment that was at risk of being lost due to the construction of the Oldman Dam.
They formed a pioneer museum for the sole purpose of preserving, displaying and demonstrating the pioneer lifestyle of the early farmers and ranchers in Alberta.
Over the years, the volunteers worked diligently to restore and display the buildings and equipment for the general population to view and experience what the early pioneers had done to earn a living to raise their families.