Dagmar Pioneer Church & Memorial Wall

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Immediately North of the Dagmar Church is a small, ornate, Danish style garden where one can pause for some reflection.

The permanent plaques  on the curving brick wall are there to honour the memory of loved ones who have passed on.

Danish-Canadian immigrants were devout Christians, strongly connected to their church. The church building functioned as both spiritual home and social centre.

The Dagmar Pioneer Church is a miniature version of a popular Danish church design. It's used for worship services and special events like weddings and baptisms. With seats for 24 people, it is an ideal venue for an intimate ceremony.

When you visit, check out the symbols in the stained glass windows, crafted by Danish-Canadian Carl-Ove Andersen. Admire the skib (model ship) hanging from the rafters. And learn why a Danish-Canadian girl receives a Dagmar cross at her baptism, confirmation, or wedding.

Linger a while in our lovely little church. Unwind, renew your spirit––or say a prayer.  

When you visit:
Find: Church rental information at Facility Rentals
Stump our Guide: Who was Dagmar?
Solve the Mystery: What does the model ship represent?
In our Gift Shop: Dagmar cross jewelry, recipe books, and more
PLAN YOUR VISIT

Museum Hours: Open May 8th until September 7th. Thursday through Monday: 10:00am - 5:30pm. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

 

Year round on Fridays: 10.00 - 4.00 pm

How To Get Here: Take Hwy 54 West of Innisfail, AB - Turn South (left) on Range Road 31 in Spruce View - Straight through the 4 way stop in Dickson, AB. 0.8km south on the right.

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