Wednesdays at the Galt


MAY 07  The War at Home: Southern Albertan Contributions in the First World War Despite the fact that southern Alberta was far removed from the conflict in Europe, during the First World War the area made many contributions to the war effort. As a result, the people living in the area were not left unaffected by the war on the home front. As contributions were made, changes in the region emerged. Michelle Brandsma explains.

              Michelle Brandsma is graduating this year with a history degree from the University of Lethbridge. In the fall, she hopes to continue her studies of the First World War in graduate school. In the meantime, she loves sharing her knowledge and passion for history!

MAY 21  Collections Revealed Collections Technician Kevin MacLean has worked with the Galt’s cultural history collection for 20 years and has developed observations and perspectives about what individuals value when they want to donate objects. He will speak about the artifact collection, the processes behind its formation, and why he and volunteers dedicate so much time and energy towards revealing the face and the voice behind the objects.

JUN 04   Lethbridge’s Experiences in the First World War (1914-1915) On June 28, 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, was assassinated in Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, a young Serbian nationalist. A world away, nearly 9000 people in the little prairie city of Lethbridge had no idea this single act was about to touch off a series of events that would lead to the brutal conflict known as the Great War. The Dominion of Canada officially joined when the British Empire declared war on Germany and its allies on August 4, 1914.  Brett Clifton speaks about his new exhibit at the Galt. 

              Brett Clifton was born and raised in Lethbridge, attending local schools as well as the University of Lethbridge. Graduating in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education, he now teaches Grade 7 and 8 Social Studies at G.S. Lakie Middle School. He has published two books documenting the lives and service of local men commemorated on our cenotaph, and is contributing a section on Lethbridge's war time experiences for an Alberta centennial publication coming out this year.

JUN 18   Collections Tour Go behind-the-scenes with Curator Wendy Aitkens and discover Niisitapii (Blackfoot) related artifacts in the Galt’s cultural history collection. We have very little information about many of these artifacts so showing them and talking about them may open new doors of knowledge.

 first & third Wednesdays monthly | 2:00 – 3:00 pm

admission rates apply $6 adults, $5 seniors | free for annual pass holders | registration not required

Contact Leslie for more information: | 403.320-4700 | 403.320-3954 | join event on Facebook

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Monday, May 05, 2014