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2024 Season Opening

May 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Last year, we hosted a free family fun season-opening event at the Museum, which was a HUGE success. So we want to do it again, calling it Cowpoke day. It is on Saturday, May 4th, from 10 am to 4 pm, and we hope to see everyone again.

Model T Smokies Food Truck will join this year, and Moo Magic Ice Cream is excited to return. I can’t wait to wrangle up some tasty food and treats, but we will have some popcorn available, too.

We will fire up our blacksmith shop and add a sawmilling demonstration. There will also be a craft and drawing area for kids and a game zone.

We will have Boots the Goat visiting in the morning and then a roaming magician and juggler in the afternoon. There will also be a Western photo backdrop with props to capture a memory, or you can get a ONE Minute Sketch caricature for $10.

Whatever you fancy doing, come out and enjoy a day at the Gem of the West Museum with FREE ADMISSION and see all our unique exhibits and our newly designed laundry.

Please keep checking back, as we will do our best to post updates on our social media.




10:00 AM 

–     Doors Open

–     Popcorn

–     Games

–     Colouring and craft

–     Temporary tattoos

–     One-minute sketches

–     Blacksmithing demonstration

11:00 AM 

–     Boots the Goat arrives

–     Sawmill demonstration

11:30 PM   

–     Sawmill demonstration done


12:30 PM 

–     Boots the Goat leaving


1:00  PM

–     Temporary tattoo station done


1:30 PM 

–     Magician and Juggler arrive and will be roaming the museum and area


3:30 PM 

–     Magician and juggler leaving

–     Blacksmithing demonstration wrapping up to let the forge cool down

–     Popcorn station shutting down for clean up

–     One-minute sketches finishing up

4:00 PM 

–     Doors closing



May 4
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Gem of the West Museum Society


Gem of the West Museum
1306 20th Street
Coaldale, Alberta
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