Proudly Serving the Community since 1972! 

The Spruce Grove and District Agricultural Heritage Society is a non-profit organization, formed in 1972, that supports the agriculture, horticulture, homemaking, and quality of life in the community. The Agricultural Society's goal is to ensure that they keep the history of the community alive for both present and future generations. When the Alberta Wheat Pool company announced the demolition of the Grain Elevator in 1995, the Society stepped in, purchasing the 1958 Grain Elevator for $1,  thereby preserving it as a lasting legacy of the Agricultural history of the area. Today it is a fully restored, functioning museum, visited by several thousand visitors since then.

 
The Ag Society, a group of dedicated volunteer members, has been instrumental in contributing to the community, beginning with the construction of the Spruce Grove "Agrena" in 1972 (now a hockey and curling rink) and subsequently hosting an annual Agra Fair for 25 years. This event grew to become Western Canada’s largest Agricultural Fair. This Agricultural Fair was discontinued in 1990.

Since that time, the Grain Elevator site has become a very busy venue hosting "old fashioned" carnivals and fairs, specifically tailored towards children, adults, and families. Each year, thousands
 of visitors from Canada and around the world stop by to visit the
Grain Elevator Museum, Archives, and Farmers' Market. The Agricultural Society supports the Spruce Grove Archives, which preserves the documented history of the district, and the Spruce Grove Community Garden.

Several annual summer fund-raising events such as Flapjacks at the Tracks Community Pancake Breakfast, the Farm & Heritage Carnival, and the Harvest Fair are hosted by the Ag Society and are very popular among community members and visitors.
Events hosted at the Elevator Museum site are for the purpose of raising funds to support ongoing maintenance and preservation of the Grain Elevator and restored Water Tower, educational programs, and the proposed new building on site. 
 
To learn more about the community of Spruce Grove - the home of the Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Heritage Society, and the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Museum - please follow this link!
 
The Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Society's significant projects: 
 
  • 2016 - Re-painting of the exterior, foundation wall repair, and front and back door replacement.
  • 2016 - 3 new flag poles installed.
  • 2016 - moved a donated vintage 1940's era little red barn onto the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator site.
  • 2012 - painting and restoration of the wooden Grain Elevator Museum.
  • 2011 - the restoration of the old Spruce Grove Water Tower that served Spruce Grove citizens until 1978.

 


 

Previous events

Harvest Fair

Grain Elevator Museum Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove

Sat. September 21 from 10 am - 2 pm. Once again, we are proud to celebrate our agricultural heritage and harvest with this annual celebration. The Grain Elevator Site is transformed into a farm and a playground. Test your skills at several games that will bring back memories of days gone past. There will be a vintage tractor display, hayrides, and stooks. Discover Grain Elevator history by taking the Memory Lane tour; learn about the origins of the community, and research family trees at the Spruce Grove Archives. This is a great way to bring the Grain Elevator season to a close! All games and rides are free. We will be selling homemade chili on site.

Flapjacks at The Tracks

Grain Elevator Museum Site, 120 Railway Avenue, Spruce Grove

Join the Ag Society, dignitaries and community members at the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator site for Flapjacks on the Tracks fundraising event. Our menu: STS Farms Ltd. fresh farm eggs, Smitty's pancakes and Calahoo Meats sausages, McDonalds coffee, Pepsico beverage. Enjoy accordion music by Bob Amstrong, Chinese dragon dancers and watch traditional quilting, knitting and rug hooking crafts. All the proceeds will go towards preservation of the Spruce Grove historical grain elevator. Ticket sales on site ($4 kids, $8 adults). Parking on site.

Our upcoming event!
 
 
 
Thank you for making the 2019 Community Farm and Heritage Carnival fundraising event a success!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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Phone (780) 960-4600
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