Please note that during the summer, the Wadey Centre is open some Wednesdays,
or by appointment on an agreed-upon date and time.
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Take a walk down memory lane and learn about some interesting history when you visit the Wadey Visitor Information Centre and home of the Blackfalds & Area Historical Society.
Meet up for a picnic and enjoy the serenity of the Denise Nielsen Memorial Park, take picturesque photos or enjoy family-friendly outdoor activities.
Visitors are invited to stop in to get information on regional attractions and events, view the displays on Blackfalds' history, enjoy a beverage or snack, sign out a game to play in the park, and buy a memento from local artisans.
The facility is wheelchair accessible and has public washrooms.
The Blackfalds & Area Historical Society
The Blackfalds & Area Historical Society was incorporated in 2005 and, as curator of the Blackfalds' archives, collects and preserves items that represent the rich history of Blackfalds and the surrounding area. The Society also hosts displays of local artifacts for the public to enjoy.
Stop by the Wadey Centre or visit the Blackfalds & Area Historical Society website.
On This Spot Virtual Walking Tour
In partnership with the Blackfalds Historical Society and Lacombe Tourism, On This Spot offers virtual Walking Tours. Check it out here: onthisspot.ca/cities/blackfalds
Wadey Centre History
The Wadey Centre is a historic T. Eaton house built in 1916, by early settler George Wadey. George, wife Mary and their family lived in the home and were active, engaged Blackfalds residents for many years. In 2015, the Town received Canada 150 Community Infrastructure funds to help with the restoration of the house.
The home was moved from its original location on South Street just south of Iron Ridge Elementary Campus to the southwest corner of All-Star Park. It now provides the community with visitor information services and houses the Blackfalds & Area Historical Society.
See the dramatic move here. Courtesy of Scott Builders