About Galt Museum & Archives

The Galt is well respected in Alberta's museum community, has a growing national profile and is committed to international museum standards.

The Archives contain an extensive collection of information on the human history of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta.

Today, the museum cares for well over 17,000 artifacts and 600,000 archival documents and photographs. These collections continue to grow.

The history of Lethbridge and southwest Alberta can be explored through the Galt's rotating world-class exhibitions, special events and school and weekend programs. The Galt Museum Store offers visitors a selection of historic publications and other unique local and retro gifts.

Volunteers donate their time and talents to enhance the work of twelve full-time and ten part-time staff.

Mission

The Galt Museum & Archives engages and educates our communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define our collective identity and guide our future.

Vision

The Galt Museum & Archives is a vibrant gathering place that meets historical, cultural and educational needs.


Values

Stewardship

  • We treasure and protect the stories, objects, memories and relationships of our communities
  • We advocate for history, culture and historical education

Creativity and Innovation

  • We thrive on challenge, ingenuity and improvement
  • We believe in and foster life long learning

Integrity and Authenticity

  • We are open, honest and respectful
  • We ensure the authenticity of our collections, exhibits, education and programs


Teamwork and Co-operation

  • We encourage diversity of opinion
  • We find merit in collaboration and partnerships


Excellence

  • We believe that with dedication, passion and commitment we strive for our best performance
  • We respect the skills and expertise of others and cherish diversity.

The Canadian Corps, 1914-1918

Sun AUG 19 | 2–4 pm

Scenic Plaza Whoop-Up Days Block Party

Tue AUG 21 | 11:30–1:30 pm

Lethbridge's Jewish Community

Thu AUG 23 | 7–9 pm

Downtown Lethbridge Walking Tour

Thu AUG 23 | 7–8:30 pm

Ice Cream Social

Tue AUG 28 | 1–3 pm

Country Tyme

Wed SEP 05 2–3 pm

Galt Beer Tasting Soirée

Fri SEP 07 | 5–10 pm

String Art

Thu SEP 13 | 7–9 pm

The Canadian Corps, 1917–1918

Sun SEP 16 | 2–4 pm

Blackfoot Language Classes

Thu SEP 20 | 7–8 pm

Blackfoot Language Classes

Thu SEP 27 | 7–8 pm

Napkin Rings

Wed Oct 03 | 10:30–noon

Collecting Memory

Wed OCT 03 | 2–3 pm

Ship of Dreams, Ship of Nightmares

Thu OCT 04 | 7–9 pm

Blackfoot Language Classes

Thu OCT 04 | 7–8 pm

Thankful Wreath

Fri OCT 05 | 1:30–3 pm

What Happens in the Mine

Sat OCT 06 | 1–2 pm

Vegetable Immigration

Sun OCT 07 | 2–3 pm

Treaties

Tue OCT 09 | 10:30–noon

Harvest Tea

Wed OCT 10 | 10:30–noon

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder

Thu OCT 11 | 7–9 pm

Blackfoot Language Classes

Thu OCT 11 | 7–8 pm

Our Families

Sat OCT 13 | 1–2 pm

Blackfoot Legends and Napi Stories

Tue OCT 16 | 10:30–noon

Blackfoot Storytelling

Wed OCT 17 | 10:30–noon

Life in Scotland

Wed OCT 17 | 2–3 pm

Records of Love and War

Thu OCT 18 | 7–9 pm

Blackfoot Language Classes

Thu OCT 18 | 7–8 pm

The Recycled Bridge

Sat Oct 20 | 1–2 pm

Galt Babies Party

Sun OCT 21 | 2–5 pm

Blackfoot Protocols

Tue OCT 23 | 10:30–noon

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holder

Wed OCT 24 | 10:30–noon

Blackfoot Language Classes

Thu OCT 25 | 7–8 pm

Hallowe'en Spooktacular

Sat OCT 27 | 1–4 pm

Blackfoot Diet and Medicine

Tue OCT 30 | 10:30–noon

Rock Pumpkins

Wed OCT 31 | 10:30–noon

Blackfoot Language Classes

Thu NOV 01 | 7–8 pm

Day of the Dead

Fri NOV 02 | 1:30–3 pm

When the Settlers Came

Sat NOV 03 | 1–2 pm

Journeys with Fruit

Sun NOV 04 | 2–3 pm

Blackfoot Historical Figures

Tue NOV 06 | 10:30–noon

Poppy Art

Wed NOV 07 | 10:30–noon

Painted Tile Coasters

Thu NOV 08 | 7–9 pm

Blackfoot Language Classes

Thu NOV 08 | 7–8 pm

Poppy Art

Sat NOV 10 | 1–2 pm

Blackfoot Family Structure

Tue NOV 13 | 10:30–noon

Blackfoot Language Classes

Thu NOV 15 | 7–8 pm

Printmaking

Sat NOV 17 | 1–2 pm

Residential Schools

Tue NOV 20 | 10:30–noon

Printmaking

Wed NOV 21 | 10:30–noon

Research Your House

Thu NOV 22 | 7–9 pm

Blackfoot Language Classes

Thu NOV 22 | 7–8 pm

Movember

Sat NOV 24 | 1–2 pm

Card Making

Wed NOV 28 | 10:30–noon

Night at the Museum Shopping Event

Thu NOV 29 | 4–9 pm

Holiday Cards

Sat DEC 01 | 1–2 pm

The Botany of Christmas

Sun DEC 02 | 2–3 pm

Holiday Ornaments

Wed DEC 05 | 10:30–noon

Women, War and Witchcraft

Wed DEC 05 | 2–3 pm

Holiday Ornaments

Fri DEC 07 | 1:30–3 pm

Button Trees

Sat DEC 08 | 1–2 pm

Honeycomb Wreath

Thu DEC 13 | 7–9 pm

What do Treaties Really Mean?

Sat DEC 15 | 1–2 pm

Holiday Music

Wed DEC 19 | 2–3 pm

Christmas Stockings

Sat DEC 22 | 1–2 pm

New Year's Manner Tea

Wed JAN 02 | 1–3 pm

Painted Rocks

Thu JAN 03 | 1–3 pm

Rag Dolls

Fri JAN 04 | 1–3 pm

Flip Book Animation

Sat JAN 05 | 1–3 pm

Herb Gardens

Sun JAN 06 | 1–3 pm