About Brooks & District Museum

The Brooks and District Museum was built in 1974 and is situated on seven acres of land on the east side of Brooks. It was created with the mission to collect, preserve and portray the cultural heritage of Brooks and District through natural history specimens, artifacts, documents, maps and information which is signficant to the history of this area.


The museum is organized to be a “Walk Through The Ages”. Our extensive collection includes exhibits portryaing the life of early ranchers, the war years, the N.W.M.P., the Canadian Pacific Railroad, and the Eastern Irrigation District. The museum also houses displays recognizing the early ranching community including John Ware, the first black cowboy; the oil industry; and the Sutherland Colony.