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.

Beware, This can Happen to You!

Thu JUL 26 | 7–9 pm

Life on Film Reels

Thu JUN 28 | 7–9 pm

Canada Day

Sun JUL 01 | 1–4:30 pm

Potato Growers of Alberta

Wed JUL 04 | 2–3 pm

Teacher Development

Mon JUL 09–Thu JUL 12 | 10–noon and 1–3 pm

Flip Book Animation

Tue JUL 10 | 1–3 pm

Drives In Movies

Tue JUL 17 | 1–3 pm

St. Patrick's Cemetery Tour

Tue JUL 17 | 7–8:30 PM

Young Canadians in the Great War

Wed JUL 18 | 2–3 pm

Mountain View Cemetery

Wed JUL 18 | 7–8:30 pm

Pinhole Cameras

Thu JUL 19 | 7–9 pm

Blackfoot Crossing Bus Tour

Sat JUL 21 | 8–6 pm

Felted Soap

Tue JUL 24 | 1–3 pm

All About the Buffalo

Tue JUL 31 | 1–3 pm

Mountain View Cemetery

Tue JUL 31 | 7–8:30 pm

St. Patrick's Cemetery Tour

Wed AUG 01 | 7–8:30 pm

Prairie Flowers

Tue AUG 07 | 1–3 pm

Hutterites & History Bus Tour

Sat AUG 11 | 9–2 pm

Carnival Games

Tue AUG 14 | 1–3 pm

St. Patrick's Cemetery Tour

Tue AUG 14 | 7–8:30 pm

The Guns of Fort Whoop-Up

Wed AUG 15 | 2–3 pm

Mountain View Cemetery

Wed AUG 15 | 7–8:30 pm

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

Galt Beer Tasting Soirée

Fri SEP 07 | 5–10 pm