In 1997, a group of volunteers from this region developed the concept of establishing a regional museum to house collections of significant heritage value. Support was received from the RM of Shoal Lake, Town of Shoal Lake, and RM of Strathclair. Prairie Mountain Regional Museums Collection Inc. was incorporated in April 1999.
A large storage building has been erected to house the Rollie Clegg collection of some 90 antique carriages. The Clegg collection is the second largest horse drawn buggy collection in Canada.