Community Stories Explored in Galt Cemetery Tours
Lethbridge – Join us on a walk with a purpose! This July and August, Galt Museum & Archives Museum Educator Belinda Crowson goes on a walk through time as she highlights biographies of people buried in local cemeteries, explains cemetery symbols and history, and shares stories of Lethbridge's past.
“Every year I look forward to the cemetery tours,” muses Crowson. “I’ve had the best conversations with people in the cemetery. As we reflect on their stories and lives, who knows where the conversation will go? People are always surprised by what they learn and about the many interesting people who have called southern Alberta home.”
The Summer Cemetery Tours are held from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on the scheduled dates. Tickets are $4 per person or $3 for Galt Annual Pass Holders, GST included. They are available at the Galt Museum Store – call 403.320-3954, and online – follow the links at www.galtmuseum.com. If not sold out, tickets can also be obtained at the start of each tour.
ST. PATRICK’S CEMETERY Mon JUL 15, Wed JUL 24 | Tue AUG 13
Find out why this cemetery needs to be renamed on this entertaining and informative historic walking tour.
Located at the west end of 6 Avenue North. Ticket holders meet at Cemetery entrance.
MOUNTAIN VIEW CEMETERY Wed JUL 17, Thu JUL 25 | Thu AUG 15
This lively, historic tour highlights residents of Lethbridge's past and the significance of the cemetery today and in the future.
Located on Scenic Drive at 11 Street South. Ticket holders meet at the Eternal Flame.
“Thanks for an awesome cemetery tour last Wednesday night,” said participant Florent G. in 2012. “The kids, the parents and I really enjoyed ourselves. It was educational and interesting to learn about our local history.”
Tours are suitable for teens and older, and can be arranged for groups by contacting Crowson at 403.320-4248.For more information on outdoor, indoor and bus tours and other summer programs at the Galt Museum & Archives visit www.galtmuseum.com, call 403.320-3954, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.