Viking Historical Museum
Box 106, 5108- 61 Avenue, Viking, AB T0B 4N0
Housed in Viking's first hospital built in 1921 and opened in 1922; the Viking Museum displays pioneer artifacts, land maps and photographs of the area; buildings moved on site and restored include church (1938), store and post office (1903), country school (1907) and farm house (1914).
The Viking and District Museum is open May to September. Summer open Friday-Tuesday from 10:00 to 5:00. (Closed Wednesday & Thursday) It is located at the end of Main Street in the Old Hospital. Viewing is free and donations are accepted.
Converted from the town's first hospital (1922) the museum is the repository of Viking's history. Documenting the town's first Scandinavian settlers and following Viking from its agricultural origins, through the birth of the oil and gas industry, to the multi-faceted community it has become, the museum will give the visitor a true sense of the spirit of Viking.
At the museum site, many additional historic buildings have been brought together and made to look as they did in the old days. The museum has a wealth of clothing and uniforms as well as household, professional, farming and sports equipment, including all sorts of tractors and other farming implements housed in a long shelter that stretches behind a lawn at the back, across the full length of the sizable main building. It even possesses copies of the local paper's report of the first time oil was struck in the area in 1947.
Viking Historical Society
Mike Lawes, President
Box 106, Viking, Alberta T0B 4N0
The purpose of the Society is to preserve historical artifacts. There is a membership fee of $1.00 per year. New members are welcome.