Select Thursdays | Gasoline Alley Museum at Heritage Park
Drop by Gasoline Alley Museum for 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 Museum. Free admission for annual pass holders.
Thursday, September 19th | 2:00 PM
Folk Fantasy in Western Canada
What drives us to build and experience the otherworldly in our prairie environment? Jude Griebel, co-founder of the Museum of Fear and Wonder, explores the history of constructed fantasy environments in Western Canada. From corn mazes to theme parks, attractions have become more commercial and signaled the decline of the driving destination holiday. Mr. Griebel will also illustrate the impact of this history on rural communities.
Thursday, October 17 | 2:00 PM
A Reading by Nellie McClung, "In Person"
The year is 1922. Come and meet Nellie McClung as she reads "The Play," a chapter in her new book, Purple Springs. No stranger to public performance, Nellie performed the role of Premier in January 1914 ewhen members of the Manitoba Women's Political Equality League staged a Mock Parliament. It is widely thought that their performance began the change in public opinion that led to the granting of suffrage for the province’s women 2 years later.
Thursday, November 21 | 2:00 PM
Word on a Wire
Did you know that the internet was really invented in the 1830s? Do you know what lightning slingers do? And who was the Morse guy anyway? While we’re at it, what’s with this landline voodoo stuff? We have the answers you’ve been looking for. The two Kens; Ashmead and Godard of the newly formed Heritage Park Telegraph Club will present an entertaining look into the history of telegraphy in Western Canada.