Town of Drumheller, Alberta

Little Church

Little Church © September 2000 David YanciwLittle Church © September 2000  David Yanciw
Designer: Trygve (Tig) Seland

Built: 1968

Dimensions:
Length: 11 Feet (3.4 Metres)
Width: 7 Feet (2.1 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Wood

Location:
North side of North Dinosaur Trail
between the Tyrrell Museum and the Golf Course.

Reason for Building:

It was designed as a place of worship and mediation and not just a tourist attraction.

Additional Information:

The sign beside the monument reads:
"Drumheller's LITTLE CHURCH Seating 10,000 people - 6 at a time. This church was first erected by local contractor Trygve Seland, in co-operation with the Ministerial Association in 1968 and was reconstructed by inmates of the Drumheller Institution in 1991. It was designed as a place of worship and mediation and not just a tourist attraction. Please treat it with respect. Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce."

The Little Church has six one-person pews and a pulpit. At one time, it had stained glass windows and a brass bell in its steeple.

Here is an interior shot of the church and a picture of what it looked like when it was first built:
Little Church © September 2000  David YanciwLittle Church - postcard

Drumheller features many monuments including approximately 32 statues by Trygve Seland:
Gorgosaurus © September 2000 David Yanciw
Dinosaurs of
Prehistoric Park
Dinosaur © Christine Malone
Dinosaur
T-Rex © September 2000 David Yanciw
Tyrannosaurus Rex
T-Rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex

Trygve Seland also created the three Geese in Hanna, AB, Eddy the Squirrel in Edson, AB, and Aaron the Blue Heron in Barrhead, AB.

Information Source: Sign on the site, http://www.drumhellermail.com/drummail/church.htm and http://www.virtuallydrumheller.com/tour/littlechurch.htm

Picture Source: DMY and Old Postcard

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Created By DMY on September 18, 2000
Last Updated: August 6, 2004