Treat yourself to a night at Café Galt – designed to educate, entertain and enrich! Explore and discuss current exhibits and ideas, take in film screenings, workshops, lectures and other unique experiences.
After retiring from the RCMP, Bryan has actively participated in the outdoor western life by being a riding coach, packer and backcountry guide. A regular feature at cowboy poetry gatherings, he is President of the Handicapped Riding Association, author of Mountains, Mounties & Memories and has recorded a CD of cowboy poetry, A Cowboy Collaboration with Ed Brown.
Prairie Women film screening
During the early 1900s, women on the Canadian prairies looked for ways to overcome their isolation. Out of the resulting farm women's organizations grew a group of women possessing remarkable intellectual abilities, social and cultural awareness, and advanced world views. This film illustrates the struggles of these women to achieve a more just and humane society within the framework of the farm movement and in the wider social, political and economic milieus.
Prairie Women recalls life on the Canadian prairies in the 1920s and 30s. Their generation saw women declared persons by the Privy Council; their legacy includes universal medicare, legal and accessible birth control, and improved womens property rights.
Prairie Women recreates the history of these women through their diaries, letters, speeches and articles, while linking their era to ours through interviews with seven of them, now aged 65-93.
Written and Directed by Barbara Evans | Produced by Caryl Brandt | 1987, 45 minutes 7 seconds
Cowboys and Indians: A Different Perspective
The stereotypical myth of the "Wild West" is that there were Indians and there were Cowboys. The truth is that from the early days of the Spanish missions through the introduction of ranching to southern Alberta to the present, First Nations in the West have been Cowboys.
Blanche Bruised Head will share personal stories and perspective on her family's rodeo and cowboy history in order to help us understand the complex and nuanced history of the First Nations Cowboy. Blanche Bruised Head has been the Galt's Blackfoot interpreter since 2002 when she served as a guide for the Akaitapiiwa/Ancestors exhibit.
Reader's Theatre: The Unmentionable History of the West
A fond romp through the underwear worn by men and women in days gone by corsets, navy blue bloomers, long underwear with a trap door and bras that could kill; the many silences and secrets about private lives until the 1960s and the social revolution.
Serious questions tackled with a good dose of humour by female local readers, including Alderman Barbara Lacey as Queen Victoria, and Sheila McManus [U of L history prof] as 1950s TV hostess. Other readers to be confirmed soon! Produced by Nancy Millar.
Hagell al fresco
Create panoramic pen and ink drawings using a kalam - a pen traditional to India - to explore the textures of the coulee landscape in the manners of E.F. Hagell and Vincent Van Gogh.
Instructor: Mary-Anne McTrowe.
MAX 12 participants.
*Must register at 403.320-3954.
100 year history of the flora and fauna of the coulees
The prairie environment has undergone drastic changes in the last 200 years. Coreen Putman, nature interpreter at the Helen Schuler Coulee Centre, will guide your senses through a journey of an altered landscape.
Tue AUG 28 | 7:00 pm
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