The Old Jail and Museum

On your walkabout through the Town peruse Granum’s Museum.   Located at138 Lansdowne Street, right next to the Veteran’s Memorial Park.  The building has utilized in many different ways, but what it is best known for is being the Town’s Jail. Now its purpose is to share the history of the community.

If you hold a piece of the past and would like to share with others who have a passion for the historical significance please consider donating it to the museum.  Every piece is a cherished reminder of those that have preceded those of us today.  


The Granum Historical Committee, a non-profit organization, operates the museum with the help of enthusiastic volunteers.  The museum is open the middle of May to the end of September, every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 4pm.

Contact: John Connor
Dates: Middle of May to the end of September
Hours: 1:00pm to 4pm (or call for an appointment
Email: museumingranum@shaw.ca
Mail: P.O. Box 111, Granum, AB T0L 1A0
Phone: 403-687-2265 or 403-687-2846

Veteran's Memorial Park

 

Granum’s cenotaph is located on the corner of Lansdowne and 1st Avenue right next door to the Old Jail & Museum.  

View the lists of names from the Granum area of those who fought in the first and second world wars.  Some returned and some did not.  You may find the name of a relative or family friend. Every November 11th, Memorial Day, there is a gathering at the Drop-In Center, a parade to the Park, and a somber service honouring those who risked their lives for our freedom.

 





 
Veteran's Memorial Park
Granum’s cenotaph is located on the corner of Lansdowne and 1st Avenue right next door to the Old Jail & Museum.  
View the lists of names from the Granum area of those who fought in the first and second world wars.  Some returned and 
some did not.  You may find the name of a relative or family friend.

Every November 11th, Memorial Day, there is a gathering at the Drop-In Center, a parade to the 
Park, and a somber service honouring those who risked their lives for our freedom.

 
 Veteran's Memorial Park
Granum’s cenotaph is located on the corner of Lansdowne and 1st Avenue right next door to the Old Jail & Museum.  
View the lists of names from the Granum area of those who fought in the first and second world wars.  Some returned and 
some did not.  You may find the name of a relative or family friend.

Every November 11th, Memorial Day, there is a gathering at the Drop-In Center, a parade to the 
Park, and a somber service honouring those who risked their lives for our freedom.

    
 Veteran's Memorial Park
Granum’s cenotaph is located on the corner of Lansdowne and 1st Avenue right next door to the Old Jail & Museum.  
View the lists of names from the Granum area of those who fought in the first and second world wars.  Some returned and 
some did not.  You may find the name of a relative or family friend.

Every November 11th, Memorial Day, there is a gathering at the Drop-In Center, a parade to the 
Park, and a somber service honouring those who risked their lives for our freedom.

    

Granum Cemetery

The Granum Cemetery is located on the east side of Highway 2, just north of the Secondary Highway 519.  
For more information please contact the Town Office, phone 403-687-3822   

Granum Town Council Minutes:

■    Granum Minutes February 3, 1908 - Moved to offer C. and E. Land Company fifteen dollars per acre for land for cemetery purposes. * 
■    Granum Minutes July 14th - 1908 Cemetery Lots to be sold at ten dollars and half lot at 5 dollars. * 
■    Granum Minutes November 23rd, 1908 – A resolution passed that cemetery lots be changed in price from ten dollars per lot to one 
       dollar per  foot.  S.J. Slough (Chairman of Council) *

The Granum Cemetery is well known for having the grave outside the actual cemetery.
The grave outside the Granum Cemetery is that of Mary Fitzpatrick, born Sept, 1865 and passed away April 16, 1908. The stone reads “Beloved wife of E.R. Chugg".  Mary was the daughter of William Debursey Fitzpatrick and Maria Colbert who came  to Canada, to the now Gatineau area in Quebec, from Ireland in the early 1800.  Mary and Ebenezer R. Chugg were married in 1894, and in April of 1903 they and their 4 children:  Nellie, Edna, Everett and Lila left for Leavings.  Memories of Nellie (Chugg) Lang:  “In April 1907, our sister Lila died.  She had been sick a week; then her appendix ruptured.   She was laid to rest in a corner of Mr. R. Laughton’s field where there were no graves.  There wasn't a cemetery at this time.  

"Then, in 1908, Mama passed away at the age of 42 years.  She was the first one laid in the new Granum cemetery.  This was not properly surveyed yet, so her grave can be seen still, just outside of the cemetery.”  the new cemetery.  This was not properly surveyed yet, so her grave can be seen still, justoutside of the cemetery.” * 

The Granum Golf and Country Club


  The Granum Golf and Country Club consists of a Par 3, 9 hole course, with artificial greens, 
complete with driving range and licensed clubhouse with 
concession.  It is surrounded  by the Granview Park to the 
East and acreages to the South North and West.  It sits on a
slight hill so that when on the grounds you have an incredible
view of the foothills and mountains. 

Course and clubhouse are available for group functions 
including family and company tournaments.  For more 
information or bookings contact us. 
 

Highway 520
Hwy 520 is a gravel road that will take you from the prairies and over the Porcupine Hills to the base of the Rocky Mountains.  You take Hwy 2 North for 17 km to Hwy 520 and head west.  When you get to the top you will enjoy an incredible vistas of the Rockies to the West and the Prairies to the East.


The Fort Museum
Museum of the NWMP and First Nations Interpretive Centre & Musical Ride
Just 25 km south of Granum the Fort Museum is a must see.


Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site

One of the oldest and best preserved buffalo jumps in the world, this archaeological sites is only 26 km south and west of Granum.