Speaking of the Past
Drop by Gasoline Alley Museum for more engaging presentations that will bring to life the people, places and events that mark Western Canada’s colourful past.
Included with paid admission to Gasoline Alley.
Thursday, January 18 | 2:00 PM
An Afternoon with Lady Isabella
Experience the life and times of Lady Isabella Lougheed brought to life by veteran storyteller Karen Gummo. Hear reminiscences of her early days in the Northwest Territories including a remarkable six week canoe journey in 1867. Get to know her beloved family and hear about her efforts to foster the cultural life of Calgary.
Thursday, February 22 | 2:00 PM
Banff Town Warden
Walter H. Peyto was one of the earliest fire and game wardens in Rocky Mountains Park, later re-named Banff National Park. Listen as Walter’s Grandson, historian and writer David Peyto tells tales of his Grandfather’s adventure in the Rockies.
Thursday, March 22 | 3:00 PM
From Bald Prairie to Forest City
Today, Calgary has approximately seven million trees and more than twenty-five hundred titled parks. In this presentation, local historian Ken McGuire explores the transformation in Calgary’s landscape and how these changes have altered our perception of the city. He will also delve into the stories of important individuals and the valuable contributions the have made.
Thursday, April 26 | 2:00 PM
QUARANTINE: Keep Out!
2018 marks the centennial of one of the darkest chapters in world history, the onset of the devastating influenza pandemic. Renowned storyteller and author Trudy Cowan reveals the impact of the flu on a small Southern Alberta community and how a little synagogue on the prairie was turned into an isolation hospital.
January 18 2:00 pm - January 18, 3:00 pm
Speaking of the Past: An Afternoon with Lady Isabella
February 22 2:00 pm - February 22, 3:00 pm
Speaking of the Past: Banff Town Warden
March 22 3:00 pm - March 22, 4:00 pm
Speaking of the Past:From Bald Prairie to Forest City
April 26 2:00 pm - April 26, 3:00 pm
Speaking of the Past: Quarantine: Keep Out!