Saturdays at 1:00 runs OCT 12–DEC 21

Lethbridge – Herb gardens, a Tea Party, making Pemmican, journals and snow globes are planned this fall alongside other history-based projects at the Galt Museum & Archives’ Saturdays at 1:00 weekly program for families with children ages 3-12 — made possible by continuing support of the Green Acres Kiwanis Club of Lethbridge. Admission to the program also includes access to the exhibits in the Discovery Hall.

  • OCT 12 Herb Garden Learn about how climate impacted our agricultural history as you plant some herbs to enjoy indoors this winter. 

  • OCT 19 Kaleidoscopes Learn about this historic toy as you make your own to take home. 

  • OCT 26 Felt Balls Learn the history of one of the world’s oldest textiles while making your own pretty and fun felt balls to hang on a keychain or pendant.  

  • NOV 02 Tea Party Join us for a tea party as we learn old fashioned manners and what tea parties would have been like in early Lethbridge. 

  • NOV 09 Old Fashioned Communication: Morse Code & Postcards Learn how messages were sent and received in the past and create a postcard to send a message to someone special.

  • NOV 16 Pemmican Join Blanche Bruised Head to learn about this nutritious traditional food and try your hand at making some of your own to eat.

  • NOV 23 Hand Made Journals Make a beautiful journal to write in while learning about the historical importance of preserving memories.

  • NOV 30 Advent Calendars Learn about the history of advent calendars and make your own to use at home.

  • DEC 07 Snow Globes Make a decorative snow globe as you learn the origins of this popular ornament.

  • DEC 14 Family Trees Learn about genealogy as you make a beautiful family tree to hang at home.

  • DEC 21 Candles Make a hand-dipped candle to light up the winter nights while learning how candles were made in the past and how they are used by different cultures.

Saturdays at 1:00 is offered weekly from October 12 through December 21 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm; registration is not required. Rates are $3 per week for youth 7 and up, $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $15 for families. Admission is free for children 6 and under and for annual pass holders. Annual family and grandparents passes are available at the Museum Store for $30. For details visit, call 403.320-3954, or email

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