The Alberta Beach Museum is in the heart of the Village of Alberta Beach and a block and a half from the main beach. It is operated from Heritage Village Park, which is directly behind the original Alberta Beach Hotel.
It has been a work in progress over 25 years and was started by several citizens committed to preserving the history of the people and places of the Lac Ste. Anne area. In 1976 they formed the Alberta Beach Pioneers and Archives Society and years of hard work began, starting with a 600 page history book, “The Spirit and Trails of Lac Ste. Anne”.
The next project involved purchasing and renovating the old United Church Building on Main Street. After thousands of hours of fundraising, and paid and volunteer help, the building was ready. Showcases were obtained, exhibits brought in and artifacts were catalogued and placed, and on July 1, 1989 the doors were officially opened. In 1991 their old name was changed to what it is today, the Alberta Beach and District Museum and Archives Society.
In 1997, the original Grasmere School was donated to the Society and land was leased from the Village to house it. Over the next few years other original buildings were donated, more fundraising done and volunteers renovated those buildings and fenced the park that would come to be known Heritage Village Park.
On July 1, 2003 Heritage Village-The Alberta Beach Museum was officially opened and in 2006, it received Recognized Museum Status.