“Wednesdays at the Galt” Schedule for JAN-APR 2013

From Hollywood entertainment to local talent, Waterton Park to Niagara Falls, Wednesdays at the Galt for ages 55+ at the Galt Museum & Archives promises a host of fascinating topics twice monthly on the first and third Wednesday from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Program admission also includes Discovery Hall access.

  • JAN 16 Hollywood Tours Alberta Enjoy films from the 2012 Provincial Archives Film Festival featuring Trigger Fingers [starring Tim McCoy as ‘Lightning’ Bill Carson], News Parade of the Year, and Woodland Cartoon.

  • FEB 06 Musical History from the Archives Have you ever wondered about Anne Campbell and her musical legacy in Lethbridge? University of Lethbridge student Alyssa Smith will share her research into the musical wonders of the Archives and Mrs. Campbell's history in southern Alberta.

  • FEB 20 Bellevue Coal Mine Join Bellevue tour guide Suzanne denHollander for a virtual tour of the mine and to learn the lingo of a coal miner.  The Bellevue Mine opened in 1903 and mined out 13 million pounds of coal before closing in 1961. 

  • MAR 06 Niagara Falls: Dramatic History with Clark Bernat Niagara Falls is part of the tapestry of Canada. The waterfalls themselves have illuminated communities, attracted millions of visitors and are known to people in the remotest villages in the remotest of countries. This discussion will examine people's impressions of Niagara Falls, the iconic status of the Falls and also explore some of the dramatic history of the community; including the Honeymoons, Daredevils and the War of 1812

  • MAR 20 Inside the Remington Carriage Museum with Darren Marty Don Remington was a self-made man who rose from Depression-era poverty to become a leading citizen of his hometown of Cardston. For 30 years he collected and painstakingly restored horse-drawn vehicles. The Remington Carriage Museum houses the largest collection of horse drawn vehicles in North America with over 270 carriages, buggies, wagons, sleighs. Curator Darren Marty highlights the story and selected carriages.

  • APR 03 Wonderful Waterton: the Park with a Remarkable Past Chris Morrison, Waterton author and historian, recounts how Waterton’s people and events made it more than just another pretty mountain retreat. 

  • APR 17 Canadian Science and Engineering Hall of Fame Come along on a guided tour of our special exhibit to learn about groundbreaking discoveries by Canadian scientists, engineers, medical researchers and inventors – including aeronautical engineer Elizabeth MacGill, builder of the first portable pace maker Jack Hopps, and William Boyle whose work is integral to all digital cameras today.

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 www.galtmuseum.com, call 403.320-3954, or email info@galtmuseum.com.

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