The Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village is an open-air museum that was built to resemble pioneer settlements in east central Alberta. Buildings from the surrounding communities have been moved to the Village and restored to various years within the first part of the twentieth century. As well, you can often meet people in historic costumes here who play the roles of the men, women and children who lived at the time.
Little remains today in east central Alberta that might convey the history of the region's farming communities before 1930. The Village Farmstead Zone is organized into five separate farmsteads, with each one representing a separate topic in the history of farming in the region: The Newly Arrived Immigrants, The Bukovynian Settlers, The Galician Settlers, The Later Immigrants, and Ukrainian-Canadian Farmers.
Visit the farmsteads, shops and churches of this living-history village. Chat with costumed interpreters who play the roles of real-life Ukrainian settlers. They will share the compelling stories of the triumphs and hardships of Ukrainian immigrants who came to the Bloc Settlement in east central Alberta from 1892 to 1930. Tour the site on foot or hop on a horse-drawn wagon.