Monthly May - JULY |Thursdays 7:00 pm unless otherwise noted

Mark your calendars! From the art of quilting to getting to know your food producers, the Stampede Centennial to felting and sports history, the Galt Museum & Archives adult lecture series Café Galt offers a variety of topics this summer, starting Thursday, May 17 at 7:00 pm.

 Thu MAY 17 Alberta Quilt Project The art of quilting has changed in many ways since the time of our grandmothers and great-grandmothers. The Alberta Quilt Project, a Royal Alberta Museum research project, is documenting rural and urban quilters to capture current craft production trends. Discover what makes Alberta quilters distinctive – a presentation by Lucie Heins, assistant curator at the RAM. Presented with the Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild.

Mon MAY 28 Foodshed Author, chef, and educator Dee Hobsbawn-Smith addresses the ways Canadian food and food production has evolved. From small family farms in the early 1900s to mid-century factory farms, and back to family farms in the 21st century, Canadian consumers are again seeing the benefits of knowing the hands that feed them.

Thu JUN 21 Calgary Stampede Centennial for over 125 years the Calgary Stampede has been building and celebrating the spirit of Calgary, growing and evolving to recognized around the world as a celebration of western hospitality and values. Calgary Stampede Archivist Aimee Benoit will present the history of the Stampede, including the people and characters that have been a part of the story along the way.  

Thu JUN 28 Costello on Felting Fiber artist Sharon Costello started 25 ago with a small flock of sheep and a love of creative experimentation - she is now renowned for her miniature figures and felted vessels.

Thu JUL 05 Learning Through Stories We are the stories we tell! Kevin Flaherty of the Alberta Workers’ Health Centre shares the goals and methods of the story-sharing Workus Project.

Thu JUL 12 From the Fields to the Archives: Preserving and Documenting Lethbridge’s Sport History a presentation by Dr. Robert Kossuth. How does one go about documenting and preserving a community’s sporting history? Presenting the history of sport in Lethbridge must be more than recording past teams, individuals, and events; it must also engage us in the process of finding and preserving the artifacts, documents, and memories that link us to it.

 Admission fees apply for the program; registration is not required. Adults pay $5, 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, call 403.320-3954, or email

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