Time travel to early 1900s Leduc, Alberta!
The Dr. Woods House Museum is the preserved home and medical practice of homesteading physician Dr. Robert Woods. Together with his wife Olive and their two children, the family were prominent citizens of the Leduc community and lived in their home located at 4801 49 Ave from 1927 until Dr. Wood’s death in 1936.
- Guided Tour
- National Historic Site
– Dr. Robert Woods was educated in Ontario, Canada and completed his medical training in Kansas-Missouri territory during the late 1890s. It was there that his younger brother also completed his medical training, and where Robert Woods would meet his future wife- Olive Thomas Hopkins!
– Olive Woods was widowed and had three children who all sadly passed away in infancy before marrying Dr. Woods and moving with him to Telfordville, Alberta in 1903.
– Olive’s first son to survive to adulthood, Edwin, was born in 1905- the same year Alberta became a province!
– Dr. Woods was an avid gardener and when he wasn’t in surgery he was known to be out in his garden. Today, we maintain his original hedge surrounding the property and a sprawling, stunning flower garden.
– The museum opened in 1983 and has remained a beautiful, historical community staple ever since. Dr. Wood’s daughter, Marion, was directly involved in the original furniture placement and spatial design of the museum!