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502 - 1st Street South

Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada,


Phone: [403] 320.3898


Fax: [403] 329-4958
Toll Free: 1.866.320.3898

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Galt Museum & Archives

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The Galt is well respected in Alberta's museum community, has a growing national profile and is committed to international museum standards.

The Archives contain an extensive collection of information on the human history of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta.

Today, the museum cares for well over 17,000 artifacts and 600,000 archival documents and photographs. These collections continue to grow.

The history of Lethbridge and southwest Alberta can be explored through the Galt's rotating world-class exhibitions, special events and school and weekend programs. The Galt Museum Store offers visitors a selection of historic publications and other unique local and retro gifts.

Volunteers donate their time and talents to enhance the work of twelve full-time and ten part-time staff.

Mission

The Galt Museum & Archives engages and educates our communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define our collective identity and guide our future.

Vision

The Galt Museum & Archives is a vibrant gathering place that meets historical, cultural and educational needs.


Values

Stewardship

  • We treasure and protect the stories, objects, memories and relationships of our communities
  • We advocate for history, culture and historical education

Creativity and Innovation

  • We thrive on challenge, ingenuity and improvement
  • We believe in and foster life long learning

Integrity and Authenticity

  • We are open, honest and respectful
  • We ensure the authenticity of our collections, exhibits, education and programs


Teamwork and Co-operation

  • We encourage diversity of opinion
  • We find merit in collaboration and partnerships


Excellence

  • We believe that with dedication, passion and commitment we strive for our best performance
  • We respect the skills and expertise of others and cherish diversity.
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Events
 
 
Research Your House with Kevin MacLean
Thu DEC 14 | 7–9 pm
 
Pasta and Seed Art
Sat DEC 16 | 1–2 pm
 
Reflections on Residential Schools
Wed DEC 20 | 2–3 pm
 
Holiday Cards
Sat DEC 23 | 1–2 pm
 
Paper Airplanes
Tue JAN 02 | 1-3 pm
 
Watercolour Painting
Thu JAN 04 | 1-3 pm
 
Felted Soap
Fri JAN 05 | 1-3 pm
 
Paper Mosaics
Sat JAN 06 | 1-3 pm
 
Convictions
Sun JAN 07 | 2–3 pm
 
Comic Collecting
Wed JAN 10 | 2-3 pm
 
Herb Gardens
Thu JAN 11 | 7-9 pm
 
Traditional Blackfoot Territory
Sat JAN 13 | 1–2 pm
 
Horses in the High Country
Sun JAN 21 | 2-3 pm
 
Collections Tour
Tue JAN 23 | 10-11 am
 
Collectible Toys & Coins
Wed JAN 24 | 2-3 pm
 
Cruising Through Time
Thu JAN 25 | 7-9 pm
 
Broken Sherds & Return of the Pinch Pots
Sat JAN 27 | 1–2 pm
 
Valentines
Fri FEB 02 | 1:30-3 pm
 
Traditional Blackfoot Diet and Medicine
Sat FEB 3 | 1-2 pm
 
Traditional Blackfoot Families
Wed FEB 07 | 10:30-noon
 
Stilled Life: the History of Taxidermy
Wed FEB 07 | 2-3 pm
 
Vintage Valentines
Thu FEB 08 | 7-9 pm
 
Family-style Dance
Sat FEB 10 | 7-midnight
 
Collectors Day
Sat FEB 10 | 1-2 pm
 
Women's Hands Building a Nation
Sun FEB 11 | 2-3 pm
 
Memory Boxes
Wed FEB 14 | 10:30-noon
 
Rag Dolls
Sat FEB 17 | 1-2 PM
 
Family History Day
Mon FEB 19 | 1-4:30 pm
 
Coulees and Culture
FEB 19-23 | Reading Week | 8:30 am-4:30 pm
 
Family Day
Mon FEB 19 | 7-9 pm
 
Painted Rocks
Wed FEB 21 | 10:30-noon
 
A Collection of Music
Wed FEB 21 | 2-3 pm
 
Collections Tour
Thu FEB 22 | 4-5 pm
 
Stories of Our Ancestors
Sat FEB 24 | 1-2 pm
 
Needlepoint
Wed FEB 28 | 10:30-noon
 
Exhibit Grand Opening & the Curator Presents...
Sun JAN 28 | 2–3 pm
 
Silhouettes
Fri MAR 02 | 1:30-3 pm
 
Traditional Adornment
Sat MAR 03 | 1-2 pm
 
Collections Tour
Wed MAR 07 | 3-4 pm
 
Rag Dolls
Wed MAR 07 | 10:30-noon
 
Museum Collections Management
Wed MAR 07 | 2-3 pm
 
Sash Weaving
Sat MAR 10 | 1-2 pm
 
Button Shamrock
Wed MAR 14 | 10:30-noon
 
Recipe Boxes
Thu MAR 15 | 7-9 pm
 
Button Shamrock
Sat MAR 17 | 1-2 pm
 
Gliding in Southern Alberta: 1930s to Present Day
Sun MAR 18 | 2-3 pm
 
Spring Flowers
Wed MAR 21 | 10:30-noon
 
Stamp Collecting: Hobby to Lifetime Fascination
Wed MAR 21 | 2-3 pm
 
First Generation on the Prairies
Thu MAR 22 | 7-9 pm
 
Spring Flowers
Sat MAR 24 | 1-2 pm
 
String Egg
Wed MAR 28 | 10:30-noon
 
Eggstravaganza
Sat MAR 31 | 10-2pm
 
Coulees and Culture
APR 02–06 | Easter Break | 8:30 am–4:30 pm
 
Silhouettes
Wed APR 04 | 10:30-noon
 
The Art and Imagery of Ancient Coinage
Wed APR 04 | 2-3 pm
 
Collections Tour
Thu APR 05 | 4-5 pm
 
Herb Gardens
Fri APR 06 | 1:30-3 pm
 
Painted Rocks
Sat APR 07 | 1-2 pm
 
Traditional Blackfoot Diet and Medicine
Wed APR 11 | 10:30-noon
 
Archival Journey
Thu APR 12 | 7-9 pm
 
Blackfoot Legends and Napi Stories
Sat APR 14 | 1-2 pm
 
Dunkirk: the Real Story
Sun APR 15 | 2-4 pm
 
Sports Cards & Memorabilia
Wed APR 18 | 2-3 pm
 
Earth Day
Sat APR 21 | 1-2 pm
 
Braided Rugs
Thu APR 26 | 7-9 pm
 
Southern Alberta Regional Heritage Fair
Sat MAY 05 | 1-4:30 pm
 
Taste of Downtown
MAY 08-09 | 5-8 pm
Content / Articles
 
 
Get Outta Town Bus Tours
Posted on:
June-19-15
 
Night at the Museum Shopping Event
Posted on:
November-04-14
 
Café Galt: The Felt Art of Lisa Klakulak
Posted on:
August-26-14
 
Wednesdays at the Galt
Posted on:
August-15-14
 
This summer in Lethbridge, when you visit one of the three cultural heritage attractions, receive 50% off your admission at the other two and more!
Posted on:
July-09-14
 
Summer Family Fun
Posted on:
July-02-14

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