Canada's Shame; Ideal Farm; Prairie Skyscrapers -- Learn more at this year's Regional Heritage Fair

Blogging completely slipped my mind last week.

Last week was full of last minute preparations for the new exhibits (both the Greatest Years and the Coal Town to Boom City Archives Exposed exhibits opened on Saturday) as well as two community presentations. I was honoured to be able to speak to the Maple Leaf Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and at the banquet honouring coal miners held at Nord-Bridge on Saturday. Thank you to both groups for inviting me. We also, along with our partners the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Helen Schuler Nature Centre and New West Theatre, ran the annual Coulees & Culture Day Program. There's nothing like having 19 children with you all day to make blogging less of a priority.

This week I'm busy preparing for the Southern Alberta Regional Heritage Fair which runs here at the Galt on Saturday, May 14th. I can't wait to see what projects the students have put together this year. When I type the student registrations into the computer I get a chance to read the topics and titles students have chosen. My curiosity is completely sparked! I hope all of you will take the opportunity to come here between 9:30 am and 2:00 pm that day to support our young historians. You'll be amazed and impressed with what they've done.

In order to spark your interest, here's a very few of this year's topics:

  • Canada's Shame: Germ Warfare in Canada

  • Lethbridge's Ideal Farm

  • Prairie Skyscrapers

  • "The Unsinkable Ship" The Titanic

  • Cypress Hills Massacre

  • Vimy Ridge

  • The Calgary Stampede

  • Red Pollard & Seabiscuit

Hope to see you all on May 14th!