We are open to the Public on June 19, 2020.

Tours will be by appointment only and are limited to groups of five (larger family groups are permitted). Because of small spaces in the elevator, masks will be worn by all. Hand sanitizer and masks are available. There is no public access to washrooms at this time.

Tours will be offered at 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm & 3:00 pm.

 

Please call 780-980-2679 to book.


The Alberta Legacy Development Society incorporated as a registered society to save, preserve and develop the Leduc Elevator Village for future generations.

We’d love to have you join us.

Our new Interpretive Centre is complete and we are OPEN to take you on a tour of our Facility.  We are excited about the new center and we would like to graciously thank everyone who donated their money, products, services, and time to make this happen!

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The Canada Parade and activities have been CANCELLED for this year. This is due to the announcement by the Alberta Government for Covid-19, crowds and Social Distancing. 

We will be back next year !!!

 

 

Click on Image to go to our Donation page.

Thank you for your help to keep us going.

Our Mission:

We are a registered charity established to save, preserve and develop the Leduc Grain Elevator Complex as an educational, historic site for future generations to enjoy.

The Leduc Heritage Grain Elevator is one of the last single composite wood crib elevators built in Alberta in 1978. It was operated up until 2000, when the Alberta Legacy Development Society was able to purchase it and save it from demolition. In 2003 it received Registered Historic Site status and has been operating as a museum ever since.

In November of 2017 the south warehouse was converted into an Interpretive Centre. The elevator is open for tours year round but visitors should be aware that the elevator proper is not heated.

About Us

WHO WE ARE

 

The Alberta Legacy Development Society incorporated as a registered society to save, preserve and develop the Leduc Elevator Village for future generations.

This is Helen Atkinson, the #1 lady to gain support for saving our grain elevator. Today the society is made up of a board and numerous volunteers that work to make sure our elevator is standing for future generations to see.

 

OUR MISSION

Our mission is to develop viable and sustainable concepts that will benefit Canadians in the education of our children and the children of generations to come.

 

WHAT WE DO

Our immediate goal is to provide financial means through various fund raising activites, that we may develop the elevator village as an educational, historical site.

 

WHY WE DO IT

We feel that we are the caretakers of a valuable community resource that symbolizes the historic development of the Canadian west. It is our belief that through our heritage we learn to understand the meaning of the past and how it relates to our planning for the future.

 

WHAT DO OUR FUND-RAISING PROJECTS DO?

Pay for the land and elevator village buildings
Pay for maintenance and utilities
Develop the buildings and property as an educational and tourist site

 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Buy a membership?
Volunteer (it’s a lot of fun!)
Make a donation (every little bit helps)
Attend our meetings (public is welcome)
Spread the good word

 

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

To know you have helped preserve a valuable, historic icon
To know you have contributed to the education of future generations
To be identified with a worthy and growing community project

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Information

Early grain elevators and bins were often constructed of framed or cribbed wood, and were prone to fire. Grain elevator bins, tanks and silos are now usually constructed of steel or reinforced concrete. Bucket elevators are used to lift grain to a distributor or consignor, from where it falls through spouts and/or conveyors and into one of a number of bins, silos or tanks in a facility. When desired, silos, bins and tanks are emptied by gravity flow, sweep augers and conveyors. As grain is emptied from bins, tanks and silos it is conveyed, blended and weighted into trucks, railroadcars or barges, and shipped to grain wholesalers, exporters and/or local end-users, such as flour mills, breweries and ethanol or alcohol distilleries.

The saved Leduc Grain Elevator, saved and operated by the Legacy Development Society in Leduc

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Cleaning of Leduc Grain Elevator

http://www.grainelevatorsalberta.ca/articles/leduc-cleaning.wmv (Click on link then select Open)

Photos

Office Construction Photos

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Office Building Completion

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Tours

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Some of the Great Activities

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Canada Day Parade

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Canada Day 2018

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