About Us

Formerly known as the Multicultural Heritage Centre has been preserving and promoting the history of Stony Plain for over 40 years. We seek to engage local residents, businesses, governments, community organizations, and visitors as we record, promote and celebrate the agricultural heritage, regional cultural roots, and history of the Town of Stony Plain, the City of Spruce Grove and Parkland County.

One of our feature buildings and the hub of all our activity is the Old Red Brick Schoolhouse, built in 1925 as the senior high school. The schoolhouse features the main reception, public art gallery, artisan gift shop, settler’s cabin, Wild Rose Library, local history and Western Canadian pioneer life exhibit. With its quaint brick exterior, old-fashioned doors, and surrounding flower beds, The Old Red Brick Schoolhouse makes a beautiful backdrop for wedding and reunion photos.

For a quick virtual tour of the Oppertshauser House and the Red Brick building, check out the Youtube video by Canadian History Ehx:

Alongside the Red Brick Schoolhouse stands the Oppertshauser House, built in 1910. The Oppertshauser house hosts our museum collection from 1890 to 1930s and reflects what a home would have looked like 100 years ago. 

The centre offers many programs and events throughout the year. If you would like to find out more or be kept informed follow us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, subscribe to our Youtube channel or sign up for our email newsletter below.

The Heritage Agricultural Society operates as the Red Brick Common, formerly known as the Multicultural Heritage Centre and offers a wide range of programs and services both on their site in Stony Plain and in other locations throughout the region.

Our

mission

We provide unique historical spaces for authentic experiences celebrating our heritage, agriculture, and our communities

Our

Vision

We champion food, culture, and our diverse communities.

Our

Four core values

Collaborative Partnership
Creative Education
Innovative Leadership
Community Focus