Existing library facilities are totally inadequate, and we are in desperate need to expand.
—Mayor J.A. Jardine
In this city we have hundreds of young people who have nowhere to go in the evenings after the work hour where they can improve their minds and develop a taste for the finer and higher things of life.
—Lethbridge Herald, June 8, 1909
What a place [a library] would be to spend a portion of Sunday, when time hangs so heavily on most men’s hands. It would save many a one from going out and raising Hades.
—C.S. Keller, Lethbridge News, January 14, 1889
Berlando recently donated the ring and crucifix to the Galt Museum & Archives. The objects have been added to our permanent collection.Read More
Until 2011 the Waterton Theatre played movies on a 35 mm Motiograph motion picture projector. That projector was donated to the Galt and is now part of our permanent collection.Read More
Cindy Baker was one of the participants in the exhibit. Baker selected two items that let her reflect on how women have experienced “home,” and how they used objects to subvert traditional expectations that may have been superimposed upon them. One of the items Baker chose was a vibrator that was donated to the GaltRead More
The Lethbridge Herald reported on May 20, 1978 that this fad gave barbers “two options: get out of an unprofitable business or stay to see profits severely trimmed.”Read More
The first depiction of a snowman appear to be from a Dutch book called the Book of Hours, likely published around 1380. During the middle ages, building snowmen was a way for a community to do something fun during a harsh winter.Read More
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 is #MuseumSelfieDay. The Galt Museum & Archives is a popular location for selfies in Lethbridge with our incredible vista into the coulees, our century old heritage building, our exhibits, gardens and statues. On Wednesday come take photos in and around the Galt and share them with @GaltMuseum on social media with #MuseumSelfieDay, #MuseumsDoMore and #iheartmuseums.Read More
Women in Lethbridge were active in civil defence preparations, and by 1962, they outnumbered the men involved. For example, Jean Brown served as CD Convener for six years, and as the assistant civil defence welfare director for the city. She taught courses on civil defence to the general public and was the local civil defence liaison officer for the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE).Read More
The Galt’s collection of skiing materials contains several unique items of ski history in Lethbridge.Read More
With the detonation of the first atomic bombs in 1945, North Americans faced the frightening possibility of a nuclear disaster. Lethbridge was not considered a direct target area, but the city prepared for nuclear falloutRead More