LLOYDMINSTER MUSEUM + ARCHIVES
Art. History. Culture.
Officially opened in November 2021, the brand-new Lloydminster Museum + Archives is an exciting addition to the arts and culture landscape in the Border City. The dedicated staff have developed a new, permanent gallery dedicated to the history of Lloydminster. Patrons can go back in time and journey into the region, and learn about the Indigenous people who lived on the land, the arrival of the Barr Colonists, and the signing of Treaty 6. Explore Lloydminster’s very first general store as you “shop” at the original store counter. Use your imagination to picture the sights and sounds of the vintage mercantile that sold everything from fabric and saddlery to flour, sugar, and tobacco. Part of the new Lloydminster Museum + Archives is a large gallery space where travelling exhibits from across Canada (and the world!) are showcased. Shows rotate on a regular basis, so be sure to call the Museum directly for up-to-date information on current exhibits and shows. In addition to these rich spaces, the Lloydminster Museum + Archives boasts a bright, open art studio and pottery studio complete with kiln room. You can get your hands dirty (literally) as you paint, draw, craft, weave, and mould to your heart’s content. Of course, a trip to Lloydminster Museum + Archives would not be complete without a moment back in time through the richness provided by the archival history of the community. You will be able to see photographs from as far back as Lloydminster’s founding, read snippets from newspapers of yore including the Lloydminster Times, search history books for details about family connections, and watch vintage footage of historic moments like the opening of Bud Miller All Seasons Park. You’ll also want to visit the gift shop for a look at the wonderfully curated selection of giftables, postcards, and more as a memento of your time. For full details regarding rentals, classes, programming, travelling exhibits, and more, connect with Lloydminster Museum + Archives through their website or contact information in the listings section.