SEP 04–DEC 18 Wednesdays at the Galt

Twice monthly Program | First & Third Wednesday monthly | 2:00-3:00 pm

From studio photography to guided tours, from local history to exhibit-related lectures, the Wednesdays at the Galt series for ages 55+ continues twice monthly at the Galt Museum & Archives, on the first and third Wednesday from 2:00–3:00 pm. Program admission includes Discovery Hall access where the exhibit “Religion in the Bible Belt”, created by the Galt with community input, opens September 21.

  • SEP 04 TUXIS Parliament Join the Galts's own Chris Roedler as he talks about the start up of the TUXIS Parliament in Alberta, from its humble beginnings in 1918 as a boy's parliament, up until the present. He will touch on what TUXIS stands for, and let you in on some secrets of the mock parliament. Chris was involved with TUXIS for five years.

  • SEP 18 Permanent Memories: The Importance of Southern Alberta Studio Photography Michelle Brandsma explores the importance of the photographic studio to southern Alberta from early settlement until mid-20th century. Learn the different types of photography professionals focused on, and the vital part photographers played in placing southern Albertan memories into the permanent record. Brandsma also discusses the development of techniques used by studio photographers like A.E. Cross, de Jourdan’s studio and others, as well as development and changes in professional photography. 

  • OCT 02 Getting Martha out of the Kitchen: Christian Women Activists with Dr. Anne Moore. For several decades, feminist theologians and historians recovered the stories of women within history of Christianity and focused on a few female figures found in the New Testament, such as Mary Magdalene (recently known through Dan Brown’s the Da Vinci Code), and limited roles associated with celibacy such as virgins and nuns. A recent shift in scholarship has shown many more women were associated with the evolution of Christianity. They often adopted “Martha” as their role model and were patrons of hospitals, hospices, and churches; scholars, scribes, and hymnists; mission organizers and evangelists. The women were in the pulpit, at the altar and involved substantially in education.

  • OCT 16 From Japan to Chicago to Raymond: Buddism on the Move with Dr. John S. Harding. Buddhism in North America has been shaped simultaneously by Asian origins, global influences, and local conditions. Our local Buddhist communities played a surprisingly important role in the development and spread of Buddhism in North America. Harding will highlight two examples that help us understand how Buddhism developed in North America in the last 120 years and how it has come to be understood and practiced in North America and beyond: presentations of Buddhism by Asian representatives at the 1893 World’s Parliament of Religions at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago and the first Buddhist temple in Canada east of the Rocky Mountains in Raymond, built in 1929.

  • NOV 06 Lethbridge & District Exibition with Rudy Friesen. The Lethbridge & District Exhibition has been in continuous operation in Lethbridge since 1897.  Since that time it has grown as the community has grown, and it has evolved to meet the needs of a growing and vibrant City.  This change and evolution took on many interesting forms over the years, and saw the Exhibition sometimes serving a purpose it wasn’t really created to do!  Rudy Friesen, General Manager of the Exhibition will share the interesting and sometimes strange story of how Exhibition Park and the City of Lethbridge have “grown up together” over the last 116 years.

  • NOV 20 Fort MacLeod Museum Virtual Tour Join Fort Macleod Museum collections manager Miranda Grol for a virtual tour as she shares photos and stories of objects from their collection. The Fort Museum opened to the public in 1957 and houses over 8,000 artifacts.  It hosts an award winning school program, 'The Red Coats are Coming' and is home of the popular living history display, the Northwest Mounted Police Musical Ride.

  • DEC 04 Religion and Distorted Nationalisms: World War I, Apartheid, and the Nazis with Dr. Irving Hexham. The tragic results of nineteenth century Nationalism with its optimism and hope can be seen in World War I and the even more tragic events that followed it. After surveying the rise of modern nationalism and its religious roots, this lecture looks at two case studies: Afrikaner Nationalism with its policy of apartheid and the Nazi movement.

  • DEC 18 Exhibit Tour Explore Religion in the Bible Belt with our expert tour guide.

The program runs from 2:00–3:00 pm; registration is not required. Admission is $5 per week for seniors [65+], $6 for adults, and includes exhibit access. The program is free for annual pass holders; annual passes are available at the Museum Store for $20 [seniors] and $15 [adults].

For details visit, call 403.320-3954, or email

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