of the Worlds Largest Privately Owned Bud Memorabilia Collection
Worlds ONLY Bud Museum!
| The Collection
|IT'S SAD BUT TRUE....!
THE BUD BARN MUSEUM HAS CLOSED PERMENANTLY.
NO FURTHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE TOURS WILL BE HELD.
MUSUEM CONTENTS WILL BE GOING UP FOR SALE ON THIS SITE SOON!
SOME ITEMS ARE
ALREADY FOR SALE ON KIJIJI.
BACK HERE OFTEN FOR LIVE
ONLINE SILENT AUCTIONS COMING SOON
or Call Tom at 403-586-2315 for Registration details.
"We wish to thank
our over 16,400 visitors from 24 different countries
we have had in 15 years
for their pleasant visits and support.
With help from our
visitors The Bud Barn Museum
is very proud to have raised funds for our local community including
canned food drives for
the Mountian View Food Bank,
the Didsbury Volunteer
the Didsbury Hospital Heli Pad Project and more.
We also wish to thank our
local businesses in Didsbury and Olds for their
loyalty and support for
our public fund raising events.
A Special thanks
for their years of undieing support goes to
Rock 104.5 and
Country 96.4 in Olds.
In the past few years we have simply lost too many
Board and regular Members to deaths to carry on.
This Web Site and that of the Neapolis Historical Association
will stay up as long as possible."
Since 1992 The “KingOfBud”©TM
can also be seen on the
Internet at its first home www.KingOfBud.com which has logged over 31
visitors. Now the "KingOfBud"©TM
Collection has a new home... TheBUDBARN ©TM
Museum at Neapolis Alberta. The ONLY Budweiser ®TM
Museum in the world!
The Collections name
was bestowed on it by other collectors around the world
that have graciously donated items, willed, traded or items were
purchased from them.
The Collection also has a merchandising
site since 1993 at www.BudManShop.com where Bud duplicates and other
Memorabilia Collectables were sold worldwide. It took almost 4 years to
Project much like
this vast Collection is always growing and ongoing.
comments like "incredible", ”simply unbelievable”, “amazing” “I’ve
never seen anything like it” and "FANTASTIC" are common Visitor
Collection is a Museum display for all ages!
It contains hundreds of rare die cast cars, trucks, planes,
inflatables, signs, mirrors, Nitro
powered remote controlled boats and cars, hats banners, posters, tap
handles, collectable cans & bottles, glassware, figurines, spoons,
very rare turn of the century Bud items, plates, trays, steins, pins
helmets, Nascar®TM & NFL®TM
items and MUCH more too
numerous to mention. It's the most unique display of Bud memorabilia
items ever seen. Bring your Camera!
is on one of the highest points on the local
landscape, can even be seen from the QE2 and is often used by local
folks as a point of reference since the 1860's. During Special Events
at night the “TheBUDBARN”©TM
is lit up with
over 2500 candle power
of lighting pointing straight up at the building that can
be seen for 10 miles. On a snowy or foggy evening who knows
how high the beamers go up but the “TheBUDBARN”©TM
be seen for miles and is even responsible for changing local
night air traffic patterns! It is located in Mountain View
County Alberta at the “Neapolis” corner of Rural Road 28.2 & Twp.
There are 2 floors for a total of 96,000 cubic feet or
almost 5,000 square feet on 2 floors. The Main floor Lobby area
includes bathroom, full kitchen and gift shop. The second level 10 feet
above it is where most of the 20,000 Items of the 50 year old
Worlds Largest Privately Owned Bud Collection are on
display. The Bud Bar above has a large living room like appeal. The
loft ceiling is 30 feet above that enclosing 72,000 cubic feet and has
wonderful natural Amphitheater properties to it. The “TheBUDBARN”©TM
a 5.1 Dolby Theater Sounds Around system, 2,500 Watt 4B
Bryston powered Digital Pioneer Stereo System, ADC 32 Band Paragraphic
EQ, a very rare set of ALTEC Lansing Model 19 "Voice Of The Theater
Speakers" 28" Mantaray's & 19" Driver's, A TEAC Tascam 5A 8 Channel
Recording Mixing Board, a Samsung Digital Studio 8mm Video to DVD
Recorder, 82” square High Definition DVD, Video or
Satellite TV Projection system/screen and a state of the art HP
computer controlled self powered multi sensor Security and Recording
System and DVD burner & 2 sound sensitive Ruby Helium Neon
Lasers that perform 24 exciting different images to music on
the big screen. The building is Hydronically heated.
A Bit of
This wonderful Hip Roof Barn is 101 years old, hand built
using on site hand cut local timbers finished in 1920 in part by
a German Wooden Ship Builder. It is located in a hamlet called
"NEAPOLIS" which is still on Alberta maps after 160 years. This Barn is
the last original building at "Neapolis" still standing from that
period. The building was Steel Clad in 1998 and is 60 feet long, 40
feet wide and 40 feet tall. The name "Neapolis" only appeared on the
barn since our moving here in 2005 and was very warmly greeted by our
neighbors and local community. We have determined through historical
studies prior to 1912 when the county of Mountain View was established,
Neapolis will celebrate its 150th Birthday in 2020!
"TheBud Barn"©TM Museum is
Directed By The Neapolis Historical Association Inc. 2006 which since
under taken historical studies of this area
which reach back to the 1860's.
"Neapolis" Means... "New City" in Greek or Roman and we do
not yet know who originally named it. Although historical studies are
still under way we have learned much from our neighbors. "Neapolis" has
a local history that dates back to the 1860's when it was settled and
became well known in Mountain View County for cheese making in the
of the 1880's. 2 General Stores, a Hotel, Canada Post Office from 1903
1912 and the Neapolis Rural Mutual Telephone Co. a lumber yard,
gas station and housed a Midwife that helped bare some 2,500
babies in this area over a number of years. The Neapolis School
district was established by Alberta Education in 1897 and the
Neapolis school was open from 1908-1954. The last grade 8 Graduating
was in 1954 many still living here. That building although a bit run
down still exists at Neapolis today. In its time about 175 people
regularly lived at Neapolis. Now the population is around 70 people
within the immediate 1 mile area.
Cheese production stopped around 1980 and was owned by
several large families over the years. "TheBUDBARN"©TM
was originally used
to milk some 25+ head of dairy cows that came in from pasture every
day. The milk was then moved over to the cheese factory for manufacture
of butter, cream, ice cream, at least a half dozen fine European
cheeses by the Engel family and still stands in part next door to us
today. These items were regularly transported by horse drawn wagon's to
local Didsbury stores since the 1900's. 2 acres of corals and pens are
still on our property. They have been in recent use for our
cattle and horses as have the 14 acres of the finest
agricultural Alfalfa Sweet Grass Dairy Hay which produces roughly
1,500 small bales a year. The upper area is 6 acres which
includes the main residence, "TheBUDBARN"©TM
a tractor house
and other supporting outbuildings. Other then milk production this is
still a functional farm supporting 2 friendly lamas "Betty" &
"Boop" a horse named "Shilo" and the odd table beef roaming
Museum also houses many historic artifacts of interest
from the Neapolis Cheese Factory. For more Neapolis historic
information click here go to the Neapolis
Historical Associations web site by clicking here.
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