Program Runs Thursdays | 7:00-9:00 pm

Galt Workshops, a hands-on history series for adults offered by the Galt Museum & Archives, offers a variety of low-cost learning opportunities on four Thursday evenings this spring and summer starting at 7:00 pm.

 “Galt Workshops are usually attended by groups of friends and families, like moms and daughters,” says Leslie Hall, Community Program Coordinator for the Galt. “It’s a great time, and the affordable admission fee makes it part of a great evening out!”

 Topics offered in May, July and August are:

 Thu MAY 03 Planting our Past, Preserving our Future: Growing Native Plants Horticulturalist June Flanagan shares her knowledge on propagating and caring for plants native to this region. Using seeds saved from the Native Prairie Plant Garden at the Galt you’ll take home your own plants to start your garden. 

Thu MAY 31 Planting our Past, Preserving our Future: Heirloom Tomatoes Learn the art of growing heirloom tomatoes from seed to salad from June Flanagan. Plant your own to take home, and learn everything you need to know about saving seeds from your own plants to grow next year. 

Thu JUL 19 Book Binding Want to make a handmade book as a one-of-a-kind gift, or perhaps to use as a sketchbook? In this workshop with Shanell Papp you will learn how to hand-bind books with thread, paper and a special sewing technique. No glue required!

Thu AUG 16 Felted Water Bottle Covers Learn about the history of felting as you create your own insulating water bottle cover from this ancient form of textile. Water bottles will be supplied.

 The program runs from 7:00 – 9:00 pm each night; registration is not required. Admission fees apply: $5 for adults, $4 seniors/students program, includes exhibit access and all supplies. The program is free for annual pass holders. Adult annual passes are available at the Museum Store for $20.

 The Archives department, Galt Museum Store and Discovery Hall are open to the public from 6:00 – 9:00 pm on Thursdays. For updates and details visit, call 403.320-3954, or email

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