Thomsen Pioneer Cabin

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Does the idea of a log cabin appeal to you? An old-time, rustic cabin crafted from peeled spruce logs, with a couple of good-sized rooms and those quaint little windows.

No electricity or running water, just coal oil lamps and a woodstove and water pail.

Experience the good old days in Elmer Thomsen's log cabin, where you'll:

  • See pioneer furniture, domestic devices, and bathroom facilities
  • Learn where family members ate, slept, and played
  • Find out:
    • What daily chores had to be done
    • How Elmer's wife stoked up the woodstove, made bread, traditional Danish delicacies, soap and candles
  • Feel the cabin's vibes. Happiness, heartbreak, or romance?

Explore the Thomsen cabin. Then ask yourself––could I live here?

When you visit:

  • Find: The bathtub
  • Stump our Guide: How did Elmer prepare the logs?
  • Solve the Mystery: How do you check the oven temperature?
  • In our Gift Shop: Locally-crafted wooden items, imported Danish delicacies, 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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