Lethbridge – Wind chimes, masks, pinch pots and rock art are among the family fun projects on the fall roster as the Galt Museum & Archives presents Saturdays at 1:00 in its regular time-slot, in partnership with the Green Acres Kiwanis Club of Lethbridge, for families with children aged 3-12.

“Projects are based on the historical and cultural themes in the Galt’s special and permanent exhibits,” says Leslie Hall, Community Programs Coordinator at the Galt. “We have so much fun every week! And of course, admission fees for the program include exhibit access.”

SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER 2012 schedule:

SEP 08    Jobs that Don’t Exist Anymore Celebrate Labour Day as you learn about jobs from the past. 

15          Botanical Rubbings Celebrate the start of fall by capturing images of various plants through rubbings.

22          Wind Chimes Up-cycle items into your own wind chime.   

29          No program: come celebrate tonight instead at our Harvest Festival from 6:00 – 9:00 pm!
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OCT 06   Mini Frescoes Murals painted on plaster have been uncovered by archaeologists in other countries and used to learn about the history of the people who painted them. Make a small version of a fresco, capturing your own history, to use as an ornament in your home or on your Christmas tree. 

13          Topsy-Turvy Doll Use our historic doll pattern to make a doll that is both happy and sad, or awake and asleep. Volunteers have pre-sewn the doll bodies, your job is to decorate them - no sewing experience required! 

20          Felted Ear Warmers Felt is one of the oldest textiles in the world! Used for many years as a warm, water-repellent fabric.  Make a felted ear warmer to keep yourself warm this winter. 

27          Masks Learn about the history of masks from around the world and decorate your own beautiful mask with feathers, jewels, ribbons and more. 

NOV 03   Treasure Boxes Ever wonder what treasures archeologist dig up? Learn about buried treasures found around the world and make a keepsake box to start hoarding your own loot. 

10          Jr. Archaeologist Learn how an archaeologist uncovers history and identify their findings in this hands-on program.  Dig for buried artifacts and make a cast of an arrowhead. 

17          Pinch Pot Learn about the kinds of pottery archaeologists have uncovered around the world then make your own pinch pot.   

24          Mini Tipis Join Blackfoot interpreter Blanche Bruisedhead to learn about how tipis were, and are, used by Blackfoot people and make a tiny tipi to take home. 

DEC 01    Illuminated Text Learn about how illuminated texts were created and make an illuminated nameplate or bookmark using watercolours. 

08          Rock Art Ever wonder why and how petroglyphs and pictographs were created in our area? Learn the history and then illustrate your own story using rock art techniques. 

15          Print Making Learn the history of print making and try your hand at making bubble stationary and your very own stamps.

22          Card Making Join us for our popular annual program where we make greeting cards using archival photos and copies of archival greeting cards.

Saturdays at 1:00 is offered weekly from 1:00 – 2:00 pm; registration is not required. Rates are $3 per week for youth 7 and up, $6 for adults and $12 for families. Admission is free for children 6 and under and for annual pass holders. Annual family passes are available at the Museum Store for $25.

 For details visit, call 403.320-3954, or email

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