Artifact Collection


The Crowsnest Museum has an extensive collection of artifacts and archival material. The artifact collection contains objects from the area that help tell the cultural history of the Crowsnest Pass. The archival holdings includes newspapers, church records, mining information, maps, blueprints, and much more. Our archive is home to approx. 60,000 photographs and negatives. This includes images from the renowned Gushul family collection.  

The collection helps preserve the history and tells the story of the Crowsnest Pass. At this time the collection (both artifact and archival) is only searchable within the Museum. A sample of our holdings can be seen below. 

The holdings of the museum are collected through many generous donations. 



Photo Archives 


The Crowsnest Museum has a large repository of approximately 60,000 images in it's collection.  This includes images from the renown Gushul family collection.

Below is a sample of the images from our collection. Prints can be ordered either in digital or physical format by contacting the Crowsnest Museum.


Visiting researchers are advised to make early arrangements for visits to the archives so that Museum staff can adequately help.

Click HERE to start a research request!


Research Fees:

$25.00 for the first hour and $15.00 for each hour following. We will conduct a short preliminary search in order to determine if in-depth research is feasible (max 1/2 hour). Fee’s can be pro-rated following the first hour if necessary.  ​

Once payment for the first hour has been received we will commence with your research request. Should we feel more than one hour is necessary we will contact you before proceeding. The first hour fee still applies even when no information has been found due to the time invested in the search. 

The Crowsnest Museum makes every effort to respond to research requests in a timely manner. Please be aware, however, that current staff levels and a fluctuating workload can affect our response time. Please let us know if there are any deadlines in place. 


Image usage fees and contact information 


All reproduction and research request fees must be paid in advance. 


If you have further questions, please contact the Museum by phone or by email. 

Crowsnest Museum

7701 18th Ave

P.O. Box 306

Coleman, AB T0K 0M0

Phone: 403-563-5434

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