Speaking of the Past
Drop by the Gasoline Alley Museum and enjoy another season of engaging presentations on selected topics related to the history of Western Canada.
Free with your admission to Gasoline Alley or annual pass.
Settling the West, One Car at a Time
Thursday, January 19 - 2:00 PM
Colonist cars populated the West, united Canadians during peacetime and supported the war efforts. Heritage Park Curator, Sylvia Harnden will discuss the historical significance of these railcars and the Park’s current restoration of a very rare colonist car.
Tales of the Calgary Fire Brigade
Thursday, February 23 - 2:00 PM
Join the Firefighters Museum of Calgary for the inaugural reading of their 15 minute play Fire! written by local playwright Caroline Russell King. Afterwards, enjoy a fiery presentation on the Calgary Fire Brigade’s trials by fire as well as a hands-on experience with the Museum’s digital fire extinguisher and real firefighting duty gear.
Women in Sport: 1890-1940
Thursday, March 23 - 2:00 PM
Women wore long skirts and corsets but still played ice hockey and lawn tennis, competed in ski jumping and skated to Olympic medals. They have competed at all levels, from local communities to the international scene. Join Gladys Serafino, former Curator of the Olympic Hall of Fame and Museum for a look at some of the history and stellar accomplishments of women in Canadian sport.
Adventure & Art
Thursday, April 20 - 2:00 PM
Wendy Aitkens will tell the story of two women searching for adventure. Artist Edith Fanny Kirk lived a very adventurous life for a single British Victorian woman. Aitkens herself found adventure following Miss Kirk’s trail from her birthplace in Sheffield, England through to her exploration of Canada before she settled in Lethbridge for the last 35 years of her long life.