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Museum was started in 1974 when Robert Braithwaite, Joe Philibin,
Phillip Porter and Wilford Mathison decided to combine
collections. It was a shaky start; but exciting times.
We had the large bare buildings of the old Dewberry Community Hall. There were no showcases,
no display tables we had to use all our own resources and whatever the rest of the immediate community and Village of Dewberry could provide. At a time when there was enough success with our museum
project, the four of us contacted the Alberta Goverment about the matter. A letter was sent.
The curator of the Provincial Museum ( Bob Kidd and his assistant Maurice Doll), came to see what we had. They gave us their blessing and so the Dewberry Museum was underway.
A new Community Hall and Arena Complex was built in Dewberry; the museum stayed in the old building until a larger and much newer building became the Dewberry Village Office and home of the
newer building became the Dewberry Village Office and home of the Dewberry Valley Museum.
The present Dewberry Valley Museum was officially opened in June of 1992. It continues
to be a historic window of our Eastern Alberta Region.
Phase 2 was added in 1997 and Phase 3 (the existing Catholic Church) was purchased in 2001.
Museum Curator - Mr. Phillip Porter