Illuminating History at Donalda Museum
DONALDA, Alberta — (July 2, 2015) – ATCO Electric announced today a donation to help illuminate the Donalda and District Museum’s one-of-a-kind lamp collection. These dollars will be used to help upgrade the museum’s lighting fixtures to a more modern and energy-efficient standard.
“ATCO Electric has a long history of supporting communities where our customers and employees live and work,” said Allan Gano, District Manager, ATCO Electric. “We are pleased to support a group committed to helping preserve and promote its local history and prairie culture.”
The museum showcases a variety of historical collections that attract a number of tourists from around the country and world to the region. The lamp collection showcases more than 1,000 lamps dating back to the 1600s and features the world’s largest lamp that stands 42’ high.
“Whether it’s in our exhibit area or our display cases, we appreciate ATCO helping us modernize our lighting and further showcase collections we’re so proud of,” said Kash Clouson, Manager of the Donalda and District Museum.
The museum is also home to the Whitford Collection of Métis artifacts from the early 20th century and 4,000 artifacts depicting the history of the local area and residents. In addition, the Donalda Museum manages a number of the village’s historic buildings including the 1909 Canadian Northern Railway station, the 1928 Imperial Bank of Canada building and the vintage 1955 Co-operative Creamery.