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.

Eggstravaganza

Sat APR 20 | 10–2 pm

Mini Houses

Sat APR 27 | 1–2 pm

Recipes for Victory

Sun APR 28 | 2–3 pm

Building New Communities

Wed MAY 01 | 2–3 pm

Pastel Butterflies

Fri MAY 03 | 1:30–3 pm

Door Hangers

Sat MAY 04 | 1–2 pm

Taste of Downtown

Tue MAY 07 and Wed MAY 08 | 5–8 pm

Treasuring Trees

Thu MAY 09 | 7–8 pm

Paper Flowers

Sat MAY 11 | 1–2 pm

Country Time

Wed MAY 15 | 2–3 pm

Beautiful Bookmarks

Thu MAY 16 | 7–9 pm

Bookmarks

Sat MAY 18 | 1–2 pm

Exhibit Grand Opening

Thu MAY 23 | 7–9 pm

Suncatchers

Sat MAY 25 | 1–2 pm

Myth-Busting in Canada

Wed JUN 05 | 2–3 pm

Feather Paintings

Thu JUN 06 | 7–9 pm

Blackfoot Stories

Fri JUN 07 | 1:30–3 pm

Stories Your Realtor Never Told You

Thu JUN 13 | 7–9 pm

Waterton Wildflowers

Sat JUN 15 | 8–6 pm

National Indigenous Peoples Week Kickoff Feast

Mon JUN 17 | 11:30–1:30 pm

Trivia and Songs

Wed JUN 19 | 2–3 pm

Aerial Photos of Lethbridge

Thu JUN 20 | 7–9 pm

Canada Day Carnival

Mon JUL 01 | 1–4 pm

Parfleche Bag

Tue JUL 02 | 1–3 pm

Photos Rock

Tue JUL 09 | 1–3 pm

Neighbourhood Collage

Tue JUL 16 | 1–3 pm

St. Patrick's Cemetery Tours

Tue JUL 16 | 7–8:30 pm

Archival Photos as Art

Thu JUL 18 | 7–9 pm

Garden Gnomes

Tue JUL 23 | 1–3 pm

Mountain Landscapes

Thu JUL 25 | 7–9 pm

Ice Cream Social

Tue JUL 30 | 1–3 pm

Mountain View Cemetery Tours

Tue JUL 30 | 7–8:30 pm

St. Patrick's Cemetery Tours

Wed JUL 31 | 7–8:30 pm

Friendship Bracelets

Tue AUG 06 | 1–3 pm

Historic Homes in London Road

Wed AUG 07 | 2–3 pm

Wall Hangings

Thu AUG 08 | 7–9 pm

Hutterites & History

Sat AUG 10 | 9–2 pm

Felted Shapes

Tue AUG 13 | 1–3 pm

St. Patrick's Cemetery Tours

Tue AUG 13 | 7–8:30 pm

Mountain View Cemetery Tours

Wed AUG 14 | 7–8:30 pm

What’s New at the Archives

Thu AUG 15 | 7–9 pm

Scenic Plaza Whoop-Up Days Block Party

Tue AUG 20 | 11:30–1:30 pm

Mountain Art

Tue AUG 20 | 1–3 pm

Working to Keep Your Downtown Safe

Wed AUG 21 | 2–3 pm

Neighbourhood Community 101

Thu AUG 22 | 7–8 pm

Back to School

Tue AUG 27 | 1–3 pm