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  • 07-28-2019
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    Museum of the Making


    Take a peek inside this gem of a museum tucked underground in the foothills outside Cochrane, Alta. This is an exclusive private tour for WRR members of this 20,000-square-foot underground private museum founded and owned by avid collector Ian McGregor. The Canadian Museum of Making houses an impressive collection of more than 500 impeccably preserved and restored machinery and tools of early technology dating from between 1750 and 1920. The current collection includes:

    • a rare working Linotype machine;
    • African metalwork, such as currency, tools, weapons and ceremonial objects;
    • a 19th-century steam engine brought over from Yorkshire, England
    • a growing collection of historic oilfield machinery.
    • a few select automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, steam tractors and horse-drawn vehicles, as well as one of the first electric cars.

    Donít miss this rare opportunity to explore the Canadian Museum of Making, which is accessible only by private tour!

    Note: attendance will be limited to the first 30 members who sign up!

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    Location: Canadian Museum of the Making - Jamieson Road, approx. 5 min. NW of Ghost Lake
    Date: Sunday, July 28th
    Drive Start Location: Royal Oak Starbucks - 8750 Country Hills Blvd, NW
    Meeting Time: 8:00 am
    Departure Time: 8:30 am
    1-Way Driving Distance/Time: 80 km/1 hour
    Museum Tour: 10:00 am (up to 2 hours duration)
    Cost: by donation (usually $10 per person) will be collected at end of tour
    Lunch Location/Time: Brooklyn Social House, 2101 - 101 Sunset Dr. Cochrane @ 1:00pm ($17 entrees, gluten free options, 18% gratuity added)

    RSVP: PLEASE NOTE ATTENDANCE CAPPED @ 30 (2 guides with 15 members each)
    ** attendees will be asked to sign a liability statement, exhibit not appropriate for young children*

    Tour Lead: Marc & Leslie
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    RSVP: Log in & RSVP below - if the RSVP is closed and you want to be on a wait list please email with the number of people you'd like added to the list, please include a contact phone number.

    RSVP'd Yes: 16 RSVP'd No: 2
    RSVP sign-ups for this event are now closed.