The Carstairs & District Historical Society (CDHS) is a non-profit, CRA registered charity – incorporated under the Alberta Societies Act in 1986.
It is a membership organization and membership is open to all individuals, families, and organizations with an interest in local, regional, and Western Canadian arts, culture, and heritage.
CDHS operates The Carstairs Heritage Centre to help fulfill its Mandate & Mission:
To collect, preserve, record, and interpret objects and materials relevant to Carstairs and District from the time of the first settlement to the present day; to preserve cultural traditions and maintain the local knowledge of the community.
The CDHS is supported by its membership, the Town of Carstairs, Mountain View County, Carstairs Chamber of Commerce, Carstairs Agricultural Society, and the Alberta Museums Association. Additional funds and support are provided through various grants, generous donations, and annual fundraisers.