Dates & Times:
Sun OCT 07 | 2–3 pm

Vegetable Immigration


Prairie people are woven from a rich tapestry of many different cultures and heritages. People came here from all over the world to try their hand at farming, to try and make a better life for themselves and their children, and to seek religious freedom. We rarely think about vegetables in terms of nationalities, but many of our most-loved garden vegetables arrived here with our forefathers. Russian immigrant families brought pickling cucumbers and watermelons, Germans brought beans, Dutch brought carrots, and Mennonites brought hot peppers. Join Lyndon Penner for a colourful journey through prairie history and the stories of our heirloom vegetables.

2–3 pm | registration not required | museum admission applies | free to annual pass holders

Photo Credit: Courtesy Galt Museum & Archives 19752910584