The Roberts House

The Roberts Log House
Outside view of the Roberts House


The Roberts House History:

The Roberts house is a two story log house which was owned by the Anglican minister Reverend Orlando ROberts amd his wife.The log house was built by the pair in roughly 1908. The House originally resided in Battenburg (south east of Gibbons) Along the Athabasca Landing Trail and Sturgeon River. It was donated and moved to the museum in december 1980. This was the first building acquired by the museum and the lower floor houses a variety of displays with are deemed important to Gibbons heritage.

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Interior view of the Roberts House- For more photos click here-Roberts House


Who was Reverend Roberts:

Reverend O.J. Roberts and his family emigrated from Sydenham England in 1899. The family of five worked as missionaries when they first arrived in the area. Early missionary duties included service as doctors and farm hands, as well as religous guidance. Reverend Roberts was the pastor of the Emmanuel Anglican Churc and served the Gibbons, Bon Accord, and Redwater area. 

For more information on Reverend Roberts Family click here- Roberts Log House Brochure - revised May 29 2012 


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Restored Hearth complete with portrait of Reverend Roberts


Current Displays within the Roberts House:

Wedding Dresses British Royalty Paraphernalia  Canadian Armed Forces Display
Girl Guides Display Vintage Toys & Dolls Athabasca Landing
Fire Extinguishers School Display and more!


For more information on the Roberts House or to see our current exhibits be sure to check out the Gibbons Museum! 

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