Canmore Museum & Geoscience
Canmore Museum is special venue that builds community, builds place, and builds memory.
Ron Ulrich, Executive Director, explains, “Builds community – we wholeheartedly embrace a socially responsible role in culture, the arts, heritage and general society with a focus on building a better community. Builds place – we cannot understand ourselves as a community without first understanding the place in which we live. The Canmore Museum looks to foster creative engagement with one another in both our natural and social environments. Builds memory – museums traditionally collect, conserve, research, and display physical objects, both natural and cultural, from the past, as well as promote the preservation of historic buildings – our tangible heritage. However, those things don’t tell the whole story. Much of our heritage is found in the stories, traditions, songs, and events we share – our intangible culture. The Canmore Museum seeks to build our understanding of our tangible, intangible history of human inhabitation of the Bow Valley. This includes the oral traditions and culture of our Stoney Nakoda neighbours.”
Ulrich continues, “The Museum has recently made changes in how we operate and seek to engage with our community, and have adopted an of/by/for all philosophy, essentially becoming a more democratic, inclusive space in the heart of downtown Canmore.”
Learn more about the Museum at www.canmoremuseum.com.