"Archives Program" Looks at Film Preservation and More

Monthly Archives Program | Thursdays 7:00 pm

From the story of the most distinguished local military commander to how-to workshops on preserving home video and film and using archival images in your home and business, the monthly Archives Program at the Galt Museum & Archives continues this fall on Thursdays from 7:00-9:00 pm. Each topic is presented by Archivist Andrew Chernevych or by other experts in their field, and is included in admission to the Galt.

“The Archives Program is designed to appeal to a wide audience,” according to Chernevych, “from heritage professionals to amateur historians to families who want to get in touch with their local roots. The presentations are fairly informal and interactive.” Upcoming topics include:

  • Thu SEP 12 Moving Memories: how to preserve home video & film Before digital, fleeting family moments were captured on film or video tape. How can this treasured footage be saved? Professional videographer Chris Oates will advise you on how to preserve and manage your collection, including storage, formats, transfer to digital, and more.

  • Thu OCT 17 Custom Prints So much can be done with archival images. Think outside the box with Faye Henderson from Master Image and explore possibilities like large-format printing (on paper, canvas, glass, plastic) and use of archival photos in promotional materials (brochures, cards, flyers).

  • Thu NOV 07 General Stewart John Smith Stewart is the most distinguished local military commander, with a local legion and school named after him. Learn about the general and his legacy from Warrant Officer (Ret’d) Glenn Miller.

  • Thu DEC 12 Christmas Ornaments & Cards Use reproductions of archival cards and photographs to make archives-inspired crafts: collaged greeting cards, a paper German Christmas star, and lightweight decoupage Christmas ornaments. You’ll learn about the history of greeting cards and Christmas ornaments from Leslie Hall.

Admission fees apply for the program; registration is not required. Adults pay $6, seniors $5, and students $3, which includes exhibit access. The Discovery Hall and Museum Store are also open Thursdays from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, and a cash bar is open on the main level from 5:00 – 8:00 pm. For details visit www.galtmuseum.com, call 403.320-3954, or email info@galtmuseum.com.