The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Collection
Our collection is the foundation of the museum as we strive to protect and share Alberta's sports history. The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum houses over 11,500 artefacts in its collection and continues to add new acquisitions through donations. Artefacts include clothing, equipment, trophies, medals, programs, and much more.
Collections Expansion 2017
We are excited to announce that after a very busy summer, we have completed the renovations of our collections facility! Over the past ten months, the collections staff have been very busy with the sizeable collection expansion, including an inventory of over 15,000 artefacts in our collection.
We have successfully inventoried all the items, carefully packed the artefacts, moved them to a temporary home for a few months off-site, moved them all back into the museum, carefully unpacked all the artefacts, and found them a new location in the upgraded collections room. While we will still have work to do to finish some of the smaller side projects, we are happy to have all 15,000+ artefacts back in their rightful home.
None of this would be possible without the financial support from Canadian Economic Diversification Fund through the federal government and the Community Facility Enhancement Program through the provincial government. We received additional funding from the Alberta Museums Association. We are so grateful for the continued support of these organizations, whose assistance has allowed this long-awaited project to come to fruition. We greatly appreciate all the financial contributions individuals have made to the project over the past year.
Donation of Artefacts
We would like to thank all of our past artefact donors over the years, we would not have the extensive collection we have today without your thoughtful generosity.
We will NOT BE ACCEPTING ANY NEW DONATIONS THROUGH 2017, while our collections facility undergoes a major renovation. If you have items you would like to donate to the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame & Museum please hold onto them until we have finished the renovations. This will allow us to ensure the safety and preservation of all the objects in our care.
For more information on the Collections Expansion Renovations please check out the Collections Expansion page where we will be posting updates and photos as the work progresses.
As of January 1, 2018, the ASHFM is open to receive artefact donations again. If you have any questions or items you wish to donate.
Collecting is a vital part of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum activities and is crucial in the preservation of Alberta's sports heritage for future generations. Check back from time to time to see some of our newest acquisitions!
The Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum would like to extend a sincere thank you to the Alberta Museums Association for their continued support in funding our ongoing Collections projects, the display collection inventory and the collections expansion. These funds have continued the growth of the Collection and Exhibits.