On Friday, I spent my lunch break at the McKay Avenue School Museum. Along with a lovely little park space and old schoolhouse, it’s home to a quiet and very interesting collection. Most of it relates to the history of the school and Edmonton schools in general, but there’s also a replica of the Legislative Assembly on the top floor. There’s a lot of interesting stuff (more than I had time to read) relating to the evolution of classrooms, training and events during war times, and the history of the public schools in Edmonton.
I had the museum all to myself so I got to wander through the creaky halls and take my time admiring all the little details, like the gorgeous chairs in the replicate Assembly.
It’s free (though, they are looking for donations to help repair the roof) and worth taking a slightly longer lunch break (or, going back several times).