Women in the West Weekend
July 22 - 23, 2017
Discover the many roles women played in the early west. From Aboriginal women, to settlers, to suffragettes learn the vital roles they played as you visit the various exhibits throughout the Park this weekend!
CELEBRATING INDIGENOUS WOMEN
NATIVE PLANT USE AND MOCCASIN MAKING - All day
First Nations' Encampment - Glenda and Marlene Eagle Speaker of Kainai Nation share how Blackfoot women used native plants for food and medicine, and demonstrate Blackfoot moccasin making.
BLACKFOOT WOMEN’S ACTIVITIES - All day
First Nations' Encampment - Discover a day in the life of a First Nations woman. Learn about tools, daily tasks, and clothing.
INDIGENOUS WOMEN’S DANCES - 1:30pm, 2:30pm & 3:30pm
First Nations' Encampment - Enjoy performances by the Eya-Hey Nakoda as you learn about traditional First Nations women's dance.
WOMEN IN THE FUR TRADE - All day
Hudson’s Bay Fort - Learn about the lifestyles and role of Metis women in the Fur Trade.
Bannock Making - Saturday 1:00pm
Tufting and Beading - Sunday 1:00pm - 4:00pm
CYCLING TO FREEDOM - All day
Sandstone House - Discover how the adoption of the bicycle brought new freedom to Women in the settler years.
THREE REMARKABLE ALBERTA WOMEN
Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women - Join renowned storyteller Mary Hays, as she brings to life three women who made their mark on the west and the world.
11:30am LOUISE MCKINNEY - Political leader and temperance crusader
12:30pm NELLIE MCCLUNG - Women’s rights activist and author
2:30pm MARY SCOT WIDNER - Early homesteader and single mother
TEMPERANCE TEA - Saturday 2:30pm - 4:00pm
The Rectory - Listen in as the ladies of the town discuss the “evils of alcohol” and their plans to ban the bottle.
A CONVERSATION OF CONSEQUENCE - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Famous 5 Centre of Canadian Women - A unique audio experience will immerse you in a lively discussion with the Famous 5.
A SETTLER WOMAN'S LIFE
LIFE AS A JEWISH SETTLER- Saturday 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
Montefiore Institute - Mrs. Ullman describes life in the Jewish farming settlement of Montefiore through stories & folk tales.
WOODSTOVE CUISINE - 11:00am - 2:00pm
Livingston House, Burnside Ranch House, Rectory - Stop by and fill your senses with the aroma of home cooking on a wood fired stove.
AIDING THE SICK - All day
Cottage Hospital - Explore the role of women in medicine in 1910.