About Us

Mission

The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is a dynamic exploration of our mechanical heritage. The Museum interprets the impact of technological change in transportation, aviation, agriculture, and industry from the 1890s to the present.

Visitors will experience a wide variety of automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, stationary engines, tractors, agricultural implements, aircraft, and industrial equipment.

History

The Reynolds-Alberta Museum, owned and operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism and Alberta Infrastructure, opened in 1992. The museum is named after Stanley George Reynolds, a Wetaskiwin businessman and world-renowned collector.

Mr. Reynolds' donation remains the largest of its kind in Canadian history. He continued to donate until his death in February of 2012.

The Museum's collections include more than 500 vehicles, 130 aircraft, 5,000 pieces of agricultural equipment, and 70,000 pieces of trade literature. The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is part of a network of provincially owned and operated historic sites, interpretive centres, and museums.

The Museum continues to receive donations from the Reynolds Heritage Preservation Foundation and the public.

Our Physical Plant

  • Site: 89 hectares (223 acres)
  • Main Building: 9,450 square metres. It houses the Great Hall, Exhibition Gallery, Restoration/Conservation Shop, Resource Centre, Museum Store, Cruisers Café, Main Theatre, Ted Reynolds Board Room, Assembly Rooms, East Hall, Stan Reynolds Room, and administration offices
  • Aviation Display Hangar: 1,830 square metres; connected to the Wetaskiwin Alberta Airport (CEX3)
  • Collection Storage Facility West: 10,219 square metres; houses more than 5,000 artifacts in restored, conserved, or last-used condition
  • Collections Storage Facility East: under construction

Support Us

Volunteer

  • Complete the application on our secure volunteer management system.
  • Your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted within 10 days.
  • Your information will be retained for recruitment notices and newsletters.
  • Staff contact is Amber White, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, amber.m.white@gov.ab.ca or phone 780-312-2075.

Donate

  • Cash donations can be made through the Museum Store.
  • Gifts in memory of a loved one can be made by contacting the Director at noel.ratch@gov.ab.ca.
  • We will consider the following objects for donation:
    • Land transportation, including: automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, trucks, and aircraft. Contact justin.cuffe@gov.ab.ca or 780-312-2079.
    • Agricultural and industrial equipment, including: stationary engines, tractors, agricultural implements, and coal mining and road building equipment. (contact Justin Cuffe or Kathleen Wall)
    • Printed materials related to transportation and agriculture. Contact kathleen.wall@gov.ab.ca or 780-312-2080.

Employment

The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is currently searching for a Curator of Agriculture and Industry Collections to join our team.  Reporting to the director, this permanent position works collaboratively within a three-person leadership team to guide all curatorial, collections, preservation and display activities at the site for Albertans to enjoy.

 

To investigate and apply for this opportunity please search job # 1052580 on the Government of Alberta career portal: 

 Curator Agriculture and Industry Collections