Starland County, Rowley, Delia Museum and Grist Mill, Morrin Historical Park Sod House

Historical Sites


Rowley is an amazing ghost town with an undying spirit! It is also a must to visit when travelling through the Canadian Badlands. The community's main attractions include the newly restored elevators which have been designated as a provincial historic site, the Rowley Church, Prairie School Museum and the Yesteryear Artifacts Museum (housed in the original railway station). The most famous stop in Rowley is Sam's Saloon, a well-known local watering hole and meeting place. Be sure to stop y on the last Saturday of the month (5-9pm) for Pizza Night and great entertainment! Free camping is available in designated areas and all donations are greatly appreciated! 

Rowley is 8 miles (12.8km) north of the junction of Highway 56, 9 & 27 (Morrin Corner), then 3 miles (5 km) west on Township Road 32-4. For tours or even bookings, call 403-368-3757, 403-368-2355 or 403-368-3816.

Morrin Historical Park Sod House

Stop by the Village of Morrin and visit our unique Sod House. Originally built in 1980 to honour our fore-fathers the turn of the century furnishings will bring back many memories. Substantial upgrades in 2009 helped to sustain this historic legacy. relive the past in this authentic replica of Morrin's rich history.  Call 403-772-3870, 403-772-3909 or 403-823-9484 to arrange a tour.

Delia Museum and Grist Mill

Built in 1914 this building is an original two-room school. One room is restored as an original classroom while the other has local artifacts including a pre-1950's display of historical photos of Delia & District and its' people. They were pivotal in the role of restoring a circa 1913 gristmill to full operational status with all the original parts in use. I is the only "New Ideal of Branfor Goold, Shapley & Co." grist mill of this type in Western Canada. This wind powered mill pumped water, ground grain and ran a fanning mill or a lumber saw. It's a must see in Delia! The society's purpose is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret those things historical in the community. .

Open 10a.m. to 4p.m., Tuesday to Saturday, July 1st to Labour Day. Open holiday Mondays. Other times by appointment. Admission Free. Donations always welcome! 

307 Main Street, Delia. Call 403-364-3848. deliahistoricalsociety@gmail.com. The society also provides education programs when requested by their local schools.

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103 Main Street
Delia, Alberta, T0J2B0

Phone: (403) 772-3793
Email: info@starlandcounty.com
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