Chip Lake Historical Society

The Chip Lake Historical Society is a charitable society started in the early 1980's with the express purpose of writing a community history. In 1987 the efforts of the society members came to fruition with the publishing of Where the River Lobstick Flows, a Wildwood and district history covering the area from MacKay to Styal along highway 16.

In 2005 the society had a second volume published. Vol. II is a partner to Vol. I and is a collection of continued history up to and including 2005. Both books are for loan at the Wildwood Public Library.

Books may be purchased for $65.00 for Volume I and $50.00 for Volume II from A Special Touch and Wildwood Public Library in Wildwood, Vi-Mar Books in Evansburg and from any historical society member. Shipping is extra. GST is included.



1st Work bee at the Cemetery                                                     Street Scene -1918 - Junkins

Knowledge View School Built 1941




Chip Lake Historical Society is proudly responsible for a picture collection displayed in the meeting room of the Wildwood Community Hall. Pictures were prepared by Iline (Stafford) Gronlund and put on display for the 2000   reunion. Copies of the photos are in a binder in the Wildwood Public Library. Copies may be purchased. Additions to our picture collection are welcomed.










A community quilt depicting about seventy families was created for Reunion 2000. This two part quilt assembled by Christine (Ditner) Willoughby is proudly displayed in the main room of the Wildwood Community Hall.


The Chip Lake Historical Society has approached the Wildwood Public Library asking for archival space. It is hoped future developments will honor our requests. In the meantime pictures, newspaper articles, obituaries and other memorabilia are being scrap booked anticipating a public storage space.

Contact us at:

Chip Lake Historical Society

PO Box 9

Wildwood, Alberta, TOE 2M0

Phone 780-325-2420, or 780-325-2119

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