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.

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

Paint Stick Buddies

Sat JAN 12 | 1–2 pm

Newspaper Art

Sat JAN 19 | 1–2 p,

Exhibit Grand Opening

Thu JAN 31 | 7–9 pm

Valentines

Fri FEB 01 | 1:30–3 pm

Home Sweet Home

Sat FEB 02 | 1–2 pm

Friends Winter Barn Dance

Sat FEB 02 | 7–11 pm

The Stories Were Not Told

Sun FEB 03 | 2–4 pm

House Signs

Wed FEB 06 | 10:30–noon

Songs of Home

Wed FEB 06 | 2–3 pm

Blackfoot Language Class Week 1

Thu FEB 07 | 7–8 pm

Valentine Decorations

Sat FEB 09 | 1–2 pm

Heart Ornaments

Wed FEB 13 | 10:30–noon

Blackfoot Language Class

Thu FEB 14 | 7–8 pm

Button Bowls

Sat FEB 16 | 1–2 pm

Family Day Brunch

Mon FEB 18 | 10–1 pm

Door Hangers

Wed FEB 20 | 10:30–noon

Home: Beyond Four Walls

Wed FEB 20 | 2–3 pm

Blackfoot Language Class

Thu FEB 21 7–8 pm

Animal Silhouettes

Sat FEB 23 | 1–2 pm

Art with Oil Pastels

Wed FEB 27 | 10:30–noon

Blackfoot Language Class

Thu FEB 28 | 7–8 pm

Felted Pot Holders

Thu FEB | 28 7–9 pm

Spring Paintings

Fri MAR 01 | 1:30–3 pm

Spool Race Cars

Sat MAR 02 | 1–2 pm

Blackfoot Homes

Wed MAR 06 | 10:30–noon

Blackfoot Language Class

Thu MAR 07 | 7–8 pm

Painted Plates

Sat MAR 09 | 1–2 pm

Mixed Media Collage

Wed MAR 13 | 10:30–noon

Film Night

Thu FEB 14 | 7–9 pm

Searching for Images

Thu MAR 14 | 7–9 pm

Blackfoot Language Class

Thu MAR 14 | 7–8 pm

Shamrock Pins

Sat MAR 16 | 1–2 pm

Painted Mugs

Wed MAR 20 | 10:30–noon

YWCA History and Services

Wed MAR 20 | 2–3 pm

Blackfoot Language Class

Thu MAR 21 | 7–8 pm

History of Home Styles

Thu MAR 21 | 7–8 pm

Lethbridge History Trivia

Sat MAR 23 | 1–2 pm

Paper Plate Weaving

Wed MAR 27 | 10:30–noon

Blackfoot Language Class

Thu MAR 28 | 7–8 pm

Embroidered Tea Towels

Thu MAR 28 | 7–9 pm

Mini Tepees

Sat MAR 30 | 1–2 pm

Rest for the Weary Traveller

Wed APR 03 | 2–3 pm

Just Scan It

Thu APR 04 | 7–9 pm

Blackfoot Language Class

Thu APR 04 | 7–8 pm

Flower Pots

Fri APR 05 | 1:30–3 pm

Woven Flowers

Sat APR 06 | 1–2 pm

Easter Decorations

Wed APR 10 | 10:30–noon

Blackfoot Language Class

Thu APR 11 | 7–8 pm

Spring Decorations

Sat APR 13 | 1–2 pm

Canada and the Second World War

Sun APR 14 | 2–4 pm

Items From Our Homes

Wed APR 17 | 2–3 pm

Macrame Plant Hanger

Thu APR 18 | 7–9 pm

Eggstravaganza

Sat APR 20 | 10–2 pm

Mini Houses

Sat APR 27 | 1–2 pm

Recipes for Victory

Sun APR 28 | 2–3 pm