Reynolds-Alberta Museum
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  • The Reynolds-Alberta Museum, in Wetaskiwin, Alberta, Canada is one of 18 provincially owned and operated historic sites and museums

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  • It traces the mechanisation of Alberta's transportation, aviation, agricultural, and industrial past from the 1890s to present, as cars and trucks replaced horse-drawn buggies and wagons, huge factories replaced the village blacksmith shop, and animal and human-powered farm implements were replaced by mechanized equipment
  • The stories told by each exhibit reveal how the daily lives of Albertans were affected during this period of rapid change
  • The Main Gallery takes the visitor along a "highway through time", beginning with a horse-drawn carriage of the late 19th century and featuring four stations, whose themes are a 1911 factory, a 1920s grain elevator, a 1930s service station, and a 1950s drive-in
  • The centre of the gallery has artifacts and displays that showcase the agricultural theme through the four seasons of the year
  • Visitors can tour the main gallery on their own or as part of a guided tour, take rides in vintage cars and aircraft, visit an internationally acclaimed state of the art restoration and conservation facility, participate in hands-on programs, watch vintage agricultural machinery being used on 28 hectares of actual crops, or browse the reference collection or the gift shop
  • The Museum also features event rooms for group meetings
  • Featured exhibits include:na one-of-a-kind 1929 Duesenberg Phaeton Royale Model Jnthe world's oldest known production Chevrolet, a 1913 Chevrolet Classic Sixnthe world's oldest dragline, a Bucyrus Class-24 built in 1917na 1928 American Eagle biplane,na full-scale replica of the Avro Arrowna half-track vehicle used in the infamous Bedaux Expedition, the subject of the film "Champagne SafariThe Museum also serves as home to Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame, a national organization paying tribute to the men, women and organizations who pioneered and advanced aviation in Canada

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