Treat yourself to Café Galt – designed to educate, entertain and enrich! Explore and discuss current exhibits and ideas through film screenings, lectures and other unique experiences.

Thursdays 7:00 pm
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| $5 seniors | $3 post-secondary

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september   october

10 | Explore the Adventure, Miss Edith Kirk

Galt Curator Wendy Aitkens tracked down Miss Kirk’s story through research and by travelling to places the artist lived. Wendy will read excerpts from her book and then explore the exhibit with you.


be sure to see the exhibit

A Legacy of Adventure & Art: Miss Edith Fanny Kirk



01 | Durga, The Great Goddess in Hinduism

Religious Studies professor Dr. Hillary Rodrigues will provide an introduction to key features of Hinduism by focusing on one major deity: Durga, the Great Goddess.


Sun 18 | 2:00-3:00 pm

So Far and Yet So Close: Frontier Cattle Ranching in Western Prairie Canada and the Northern Territory of Australia

University of Calgary History Professor and author Warren Elofson will discuss his latest book and focus specifically on the characteristics two late-nineteenth century frontiers shared.



Sun 08 | 2:00-3:00 pm

Negotiating Difference: Gender, Religion and Immigration in Small Cities

Far too frequently immigrant women arrive in hostile social and political environments where religion is a point of contention for integration. Dr. Glenda Tribe Bonifacio shows even western feminists are divided in their approach to women’s empowerment under religion.

19 | 7:00-8:30 pm | The Story Bridge from Bhutan to Lethbridge

Join us for a screening of and conversation about a community-made documentary produced through cooperation between the Canadian Bhutanese Society and Jeff Bingley, a Master of Arts Candidate at the Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy at the University of Lethbridge.



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diversity exhibit


earlier this year...


29 | A Yiddish Writer on the Prairies: The Novels of Chava Rosenfarb and the Recreation of Jewish Poland in Canada

Dr. Goldie Morgentaler, Professor of English at the University of Lethbridge, will discuss the novels of Yiddish-Canadian novelist and Holocaust survivor Chava Rosenfarb, who lived in Lethbridge for several years and was awarded an honourary degree by the U of L in 2006. She passed away on January 30, 2011.

Despite living most of her life in Canada, all of Rosenfarb's novels are set in Poland, where she was born and from which she was forcibly deported when she was sent to Bergen-Belsen, in what is now northern Germany. Morgentaler will focus on Rosenfarb's attempts to recreate the lost world of Jewish Poland in her novels, while living in what she called "the Canadian reality" that included the slowly disappearing world of her once-vibrant Yiddish language.

"My university was the Second World War. My classroom was the Lodz Ghetto, my teachers were my fellow inmates there — and especially the poets, painters and intellectuals of the doomed writer's community, incarcerated between the barbed-wire walls of the ghetto, who accepted me at a very early age as a member. So I am a graduate of the Holocaust, of the death camps of Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen. I have matriculated in one of the greatest tragedies known to man. I have a degree from no other university. At least, not until today."

from Chava Rosenfarb's convocation speech

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26 | Building Designs: How Lethbridge architecture has borrowed from history and innovated our present

What are we looking at? This presentation by Jonathan Legg, an Art & Design instructor and artist, will present visuals and discussion of various important buildings in Lethbridge architecture from the 1800's to present, with allusions and comparison of examples from architectural or interior design history.

Legg will show how we both borrowed from architectural history for our purposes while also innovating in our own unique expressions.

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Sun MAR 15 | 2:00-4:00 pm

Ypres 1915: The Canadians and Gas Warfare in the Great War

Join Military Historian Stéphane Guevremont as he explores the year 1915 and the beginning of military operations for the Canadian Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium, as the dawn of chemical warfare caught the world by surprise.

Discover the incredible debut of the Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) into the Great War. Gasp at the world’s first large-scale chemical attack during the battle of Second Ypres and witness the gallant heroism of the First Canadian Division. A fascinating multimedia presentation, not to be missed!

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Dr. Stéphane Guevremont is a former aircraft mechanic. He holds a B.A. in History (McGill University), an M.A. in War Studies (Royal Military College of Canada) and a Ph.D. (University of Calgary) on the Canadian aircraft industry. He teaches history and speaks on CBC French Radio One Alberta.

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Sun APR 12 | 2:00-3:00 pm

The Life and Legacy of Terry Fox

Terry Fox has been celebrated as one of Canada’s greatest humanitarians. But he is also one of the most remarkable athletes our country has ever produced, undertaking a physical feat that few others would consider, much less attempt.

On April 12, 1980 Terry Fox started his iconic cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. Join us on the 35th anniversary of the start of Terry’s Marathon of Hope. Terry's uncle, who lives in Lethbridge and is also named Terry Fox, will talk about his nephew's life and legacy.


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Voices from the Engraver

may   june


Sun 03 | 2:00-4:00 pm

The Liberation of Holland: 70 Years Later

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Join Military Historian Stéphane Guevremont to learn about the liberation of the Netherlands by the Canadian Army in 1944-45 with rare combat photos and films. Discover the 1940 defeat, the harsh living conditions under a German occupation, the Hunger Winter, and the key battles to save the Dutch people. A multimedia presentation, not to be missed!

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28 | History of Botanical Art

Margaret Best

"The Galt offers a perfect venue to explore an integration of science and art with deep historical roots."

Award-winning botanical artist and educator Margaret Best reveals how the popular botanical art form has developed, from the earliest of human recordings of medicinal plants to the highly detailed, treasured works in art galleries, museums and private collections.

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admission to the Margaret Best talk is free to those participating in the Heritage Arts Workshops:

you may also be interested in the related Heritage Arts Workshops on May 29 and 30-31:

Heritage Arts Workshops




Fri 26 | 7:00-8:30 pm

Yellow Fever: The BCATP in Southern Alberta


Enjoy a remarkable journey into the Second World War bases of the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan in Southern Alberta with Military Historian Stéphane Guevremont. Discover the political, industrial, military and social aspects of this aerodrome of democracy helping the Allies win the war.


Dr. Stéphane Guevremont is a former aircraft mechanic. He holds a B.A. in History (McGill University), an M.A. in War Studies (Royal Military College of Canada) and a Ph.D. (University of Calgary) on the Canadian aircraft industry. He teaches history and speaks on CBC French Radio One Alberta

you may also be interested in the related bus tour on Sat JUN 27:

Get Outta Town



july   august

09 | Reclaiming Canada through its 'Ancient' Sport: Lacrosse and the Native Sons of Canada in late 1920s

Native Sons

Alberta Lacrosse has long been considered Canada's national sport. Robert Kossuth and David McMurray from the University of Lethbridge will explain how, in the latter half of the 19th century, lacrosse became tied to nationalist ambitions that sought to promote a national identity through the 'creation' of a uniquely Canadian game. They will discuss efforts made by the Native Sons of Canada in the 1920s to revive interest in the sport in Edmonton and Lethbridge.

Robert Kossuth is a faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Lethbridge. David McMurray is a sessional instructor for the Department of History at the University of Lethbridge.


20 | Creative Appropriations: Aboriginal Women in Southern Alberta

Dr. Linda Many Guns will share her research from interviews with Aboriginal women which included questions on why culture is important in their lives, how they rely on or retain their culture, and the role it plays in the workplace and day-to-day activities.


be sure to see the exhibit

A Legacy of Adventure & Art: Miss Edith Fanny Kirk




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