GRANUM MUSEUM / OLD JAIL
On your walkabout through the Town peruse Granum’s Museum. Located at 138 Lansdowne street, right next to the Veteran’s Memorial Park. The building has utilized in many different ways, but what it is best known for is being the Town’s Jail. Now its purpose is to share the history of the community.
If you hold a piece of the past and would like to share with others who have a passion for the historical significance please consider donating it to the museum. Every piece is a cherished reminder of those that have preceded those of us today.
The Granum Historical Committee, a non-profit organization, operates the museum with the help of enthusiastic volunteers.
VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PARK
Granum’s cenotaph is located on the corner of Lansdowne and 1st Avenue. View the lists of names from the Granum area of those who fought in the first and second world wars. Some returned and some did not. You may find the name of a relative or family friend.
Every November 11th, Memorial Day, there is a gathering at the Drop-In Center, a parade to the Park, and a sombre service honouring those who risked their lives for our freedom.
The Granum Cemetery is located on the east side of Highway 2, just north of the Secondary Highway 519. For any information please contact the Town Office, phone 403-687-3822
Granum Town Council Minutes:
■Granum Minutes February 3, 1908 - Moved to offer C. and E. Land Company fifteen dollars per acre for land for cemetery purposes. *
■Granum Minutes July 14th - 1908 Cemetery Lots to be sold at ten dollars and half lot at 5 dollars. *
■Granum Minutes November 23rd, 1908 – A resolution passed that cemetery lots be changed in price from ten dollars per lot to one dollar per foot. S.J. Slough (Chairman of Council) *
The Granum Cemetery is well known for having the grave outside the actual cemetery.
The grave outside the Granum Cemetery is that of Mary Fitzpatrick, born Sept, 1865 and passed away April 16, 1908. The stone reads “Beloved wife of E.R. Chugg" Mary was the daughter of William Debursey Fitzpatrick and Maria Colbert who came to Canada, to the now Gatineau area in Quebec, from Ireland in the early 1800. Mary and Ebenezer R. Chugg were married in 1894, and in April of 1903 they and their 4 children: Nellie, Edna, Everett and Lila left for Leavings.
Memories of Nellie (Chugg) Lang: “In April 1907, our sister Lilia died. She had been sick a week; then her appendix ruptured. She was laid to rest in a corner of Mr. R. Laughton’s field where there were no graves. There wasn’t a cemetery at this time. Then, in 1908, Mama passed away at the age of 42 years. She was the first one laid first in the new cemetery. This was not properly surveyed yet, so her grave can be seen still, just outside of the cemetery.” *
*Granum History Book, Leavings by Trail, Granum by Trail
Granum History Book Committee
GRANUM GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB
Granum Golf & Country Club consists of a Par 3, 9 hole course, with artificial greens, complete with driving range and licensed clubhouse. Snacks and pop are available, as well as cold beer, coolers, and highballs. Enjoy a day on the greens set against a backdrop of Rocky Mountain foothills, then head back to the clubhouse for a round of darts, cards, or horseshoes. Discount coupons are made available to all campers staying in the Grandview Recreational Park, next door to the golf course. The clubhouse is available for special events and private golf tournaments. The management team at the golf course will be happy to assist you in planning any special event.
Location: 150km south of Calgary on Hwy 2.
Our course is open to the public from sunrise to sunset, however the clubhouse is open during the following hours:
Driving Range Closes an hour before the clubhouse
9 Holes - $10.00
All day - $18.00
Age 11-17 - $5.00
Age 10 and under - Free
Driving Range - $5 per bucket
For times when the clubhouse is not open, we have an honor box on the west side of the clubhouse with rates posted beneath it.
SINGLES MEMBERSHIP $140.00
COUPLES MEMBERSHIP $250.00
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP $300.00 (Includes 20 vouchers for your family, friends, customers)
FAMILY MEMBERSHIP $260.00
KIDS MEMBERSHIP $ 30.00 (Up to and including age 17)
CLUBHOUSE MEMBERSHIP $ 20.00
GRANVIEW RECREATION PARK
Enjoy camping in our little oasis on the prairie. Laze in the treed shade while you watch the waters of our ‘Lake’ which is great for swimming, sunbathing, sand-castle building and fishing. Go for a round of golf then take a walk around the ‘lake’ and through our little Town. Grab a bite at AJ’s Diner or pick-up a few necessities at JP’s Petro & General Store. Check out the names at the Cemotaph and visit our Museum. If the day is long and hot why not drop by the Black Dog Saloon for long cool drink. Explore, Relax and Enjoy!