Monthly Archives Program | Thursdays 7:00 pm

The Archives Program at the Galt Museum & Archives continues this fall with monthly topics — community band history, excerpts from a local World War I diary, preservation of archival materials and family photographs — presented on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 pm by Archivist Andrew Chernevych or special guests.

Thu SEP 13 The Beat of the Bands: A Brief History of Community Bands in Lethbridge Trish Purkis of the Galt Archives reviews the current Archives Exposed… exhibit in which she creatively combined rarely seen photographs, archival records and unique artifacts documenting the history of these bands. She will cover the evolution of the local band scene starting back in the 1890s and focus on people’s motivations behind the community music programs. 

Thu NOV 01 Virtue Diary from World War 1 Warrant Officer (Ret’d) Glenn Miller shares a fascinating story of the Virtue Diary – an account of war experiences by Lethbridge own Abner Gladstone Virtue who served with the Canadian Field Artillery during WWI. The hand-written sketches offer a unique insight into the reality of war through the eyes of the local citizen. 

Thu NOV 08 Preservation of Archival Materials Join staff from the Canadian Conservation Institute to learn the basics of archival preservation and then use these tips to care for documents, photographs, and more in your own home. 

Thu DEC 13 Preservation of Family Photographs Our Christmas season workshop focuses on family heritage encapsulated in family albums. You will learn how to take proper care of family photographs, arrange and describe them, convert them into souvenirs and share with relatives and friends.

Admission fees apply for the program; registration is not required. Adults pay $6, seniors and students $4, which includes exhibit access. The Discovery Hall and Museum Store are also open Thursdays from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. For details visit www.galtmuseum.com, call 403.320-3954, or email info@galtmuseum.com

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