Proudly Serving the Community since 1972! 

The Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Heritage Society is a non-profit organization, formed in 1972, that supports the agriculture, horticulture, homemaking, and quality of life in the local community. The Society's goal is to preserve the history of the community and keep that history alive for both present and future generations. When the Alberta Wheat Pool company announced the demolition of the Grain Elevator in 1995, the Society stepped in, purchasing the 1958 Grain Elevator for $1,  thereby preserving it as a lasting legacy of the Agricultural history of the area. Today it is a fully restored, functioning museum, visited by several thousand visitors.

 

 
The Ag Society, a group of dedicated volunteer members, has been instrumental in contributing to the community, beginning with the construction of the Spruce Grove "Agrena" in 1972 (now a hockey and curling rink) and subsequently hosting an annual Agra Fair for 25 years. This event grew to become Western Canada’s largest Agricultural Fair. This Agricultural Fair was discontinued in 1994.

Since that time, the Grain Elevator site has become a very busy venue hosting "old fashioned" carnivals and fairs, specifically tailored towards children, adults, and families. Each year, thousands of visitors from Canada and around the world stop by to visit the Grain Elevator Museum, Archives, and Farmers' Market. The Agricultural Society supports the Spruce Grove Archives, which preserves the documented history of the district, and the Spruce Grove Community Garden.

Several annual summer fund-raising events such as Flapjacks at the Tracks Community Pancake Breakfast, the Farm & Heritage Carnival, and the Harvest Fair are hosted by the Ag Society and are very popular among community members and visitors.
Events hosted at the Elevator Museum site are for the purpose of raising funds to support ongoing maintenance and preservation of the Grain Elevator and restored Water Tower, educational programs, and the proposed new building on site. 
 
 Significant Projects
 
  • 2020 - Look out for big changes at the Grain Elevator Site this year.
  • 2018 - The Community Garden project was initiated between The Agriculture Society and the City of Spruce Grove
  • 2016 - Re-painting of the exterior, foundation wall repair, and front and back door replacement.
  • 2016 - 3 new flag poles installed.
  • 2016 - Moved a donated vintage 1940's era little red barn onto the Spruce Grove Grain Elevator Site.
  • 2012 - Painting and restoration of the wooden Grain Elevator Museum.
  • 2011 - The restoration of the old Spruce Grove Water Tower that served Spruce Grove citizens until 1978.
     

Paint Night

The Grain Elevator Site , 120 Railway Ave., Spruce Grove, AB

Come out for Paint Night at the Grain Elevator hosted by Tina Bourassa of 'One Stroke at a Time'. There will be baked goods, wine beer, and good company. Fee ($45) includes all painting supplies, board, drinks, and beverages. Proof of vaccination required.

To register: Email elevatorsprucegroveagsociety@gmail.com or call the office at 780-960-4600 to register. E-transfer (to elevatorsprucegroveagsociety@gmail.com) is preferred, but cash is also accepted.

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