The "Gem of the West" is a name borrowed from Coaldale's early days. The Coaldale area was so named by a visitor when its richness was observed soon after irrigation came to the region. The museum is located in the old Mennonite Brethren Congregation church on Hwy #845, two blocks north of Birds of Prey Centre.
The mandate of the Society is to "preserve and portray the history of Coaldale and District from its earliest time to present"--the museum society has generously received support from the community in terms of volunteer hours and numerous artifacts.
For information on hours of operation please call the Gem of the West at 403-345-1323
1306 - 20th St.