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Other Name
PIN CARD W / ASSORTED PINS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1993
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FELT, PAPER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20160017004
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PIN CARD W / ASSORTED PINS
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1993
Materials
FELT, PAPER, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Length
14.8
Width
13.4
Description
GREY CARDBOARD PIN CARD LINED WITH RED FELT ON FRONT, IN THE SHAPE OF A MAPLE LEAF. PIN CARD HAS PINS ATTACHED INCLUDING: “LIONS INTERNATIONAL” SERVICE PIN COMPRISED OF GOLD SHIELD WITH VIOLET CENTER AND GOLD “L”, WITH RED, WHITE, AND BLUE CHEVRON BELOW SHIELD AND THREE VIOLET CHEVRONS BELOW, WITH BRASS BACKING; BOY SCOUTS PIN COMPRISED OF UNPAINTED FLEUR DE LIS ON YELLOW BACKGROUND WITH GREEN BANNER BELOW AND TEXT “GROUP COMMITTEE”, WITH TARNISHED SILVER BACKING; SECOND DIVISION OFFICERS MILITARY PIN OF VIOLET WITH SYMBOL OF “C” WITH TWO LINES THROUGH IT ON FRONT, WITH BRASS BACKING; TARNISHED “GENERAL SERVICE” PIN COMPRISED OF SHIELD WITH THREE MAPLE LEAVES ON FRONT AND TEXT “GENERAL SERVICE” ALONG LOWER EDGE OF SHIELD, WITH BRASS BACKING; ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION 25 YEARS PIN COMPRISED OF GOLD SHIELD WITH WHITE CENTER AND RED MAPLE LEAF, WITH GOLD “25” ON MAPLE LEAF, AND VIOLET BANNER BELOW WITH GOLD TEXT “LEGION”, WITH BRASS BACKING; ROTARY CLUB PIN COMPRISED OF GOLD WHEEL WITH VIOLET RING AROUND OUTER EDGE OF WHEEL AND GOLD TEXT “ROTARY INTERNATIONAL”, WITH GOLD BACKING; CANADIAN HEART ASSOCIATION PIN COMPRISED OF GOLD HEART WITH RED FRONT, WHITE MAPLE LEAF IN CENTER, AND BLACK TORCH WITH YELLOW FLAME ON LEAF, WITH NO BACKING; ALBERTA CIVIEL DEFENSE PIN COMPRISED OF ALBERTA SHIELD BETWEEN GOLD LETTERS ON VIOLET BACKGROUNDS “C” AND “D”, WITH BRASS BACKING; TARNISHING DOMINION LEGION PIN COMPRISED OF ROUND SHIELD WITH BLUE AND RED BRITISH FLAG IN CENTER WITH MAPLE LEAF OVERLAID, AND TEXT AROUND EDGES “DOMINION GENERAL SERVICE LEAGUE, CANADIAN, LEGION”, WITH BRASS BACKING; SMALL MASONIC PIN COMPRISED OF MASONIC COMPASS WITH VIOLET CENTER AND EMBOSSED “G”, WITH SILVER BACKING; GOLD LIONS CLUB PAST PRESIDENT PIN COMPRISED OF GOLD SHIELD WITH VIOLET CENTER, EMBOSSED “L” AND GOLD BANNER ACROSS FRONT WITH TEXT “PAST PRES” AND TEXT EMBOSSED AT TOP AND BOTTOM EDGES OF SHIELD “LIONS CLUB”, PIN HAS ATTACHMENT OF GOLD BANNER WITH EMBOSSED TEXT “100% ATTENDANCE” AND SHIELD BELOW BANNER WITH WHITE BACKGROUND AND GOLD TEXT “20”, WITH SILVER BACKING. CARDBOARD BACKING ON CARD IS PEELING IN LOWER RIGHT CORNERS; BACK HAS CUTS DOWN RIGHT AND LEFT EDGES; STEM OF MAPLE LEAF IS SEVERELY CREASED AND BENT. OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
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PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED CHRIS AINSCOUGH REGARDING HIS DONATION OF A COLLECTION OF MILITARY OBJECTS. THE OBJECTS BELONGED TO AISNCOUGH’S GRANDFATHER AND FATHER, WILLIAM GEORGE AINSCOUGH (FIRST WORLD WAR) AND REED WILSON AINSCOUGH (SECOND WORLD WAR AND POST-WAR). THE DONOR’S GREAT GRANDFATHER, WILLIAM THOMAS AINSCOUGH, MARRIED MARGARET A. AINSCOUGH IN 1878 AND EMIGRATED FROM SMITHFIELD, UTAH TO CANADA IN 1898, BRINGING SIX CHILDREN, AGED 1 TO 18, WITH THEM. WILLIAM GEORGE AINSCOUGH, THE DONOR’S GRANDFATHER, WAS AMONG THE CHILDREN (BORN 1885). THE AINSCOUGHS INITIALLY SETTLED IN WHISKEY GAP, ALBERTA, BEFORE RELOCATING TO WOOLFORD, ALBERTA. ACCORDING A RESUME FOR REED W. AINSCOUGH INCLUDED IN THE PERMANENT FILE, REED WILSON AINSCOUGH WAS BORN ON JUNE 21, 1918 IN CARDSTON, ALBERTA. IN 1940, REED AINSCOUGH JOINED THE 93RD BATTERY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY [RCA] STATIONED AT FORT MACLEOD, ALBERTA, AND WAS PROMOTED TO A SECOND LIEUTENANT. REED AINSCOUGH WAS POSTED OVERSEAS IN 1942 AND SERVED UNTIL HIS DISCHARGE ON JANUARY 8, 1946. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REPORTED REED AINSCOUGH AS BEING IN THE THICK OF THE FIGHTING IN FRANCE, NOTABLY AT CAEN. IT WAS REPORTED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 1944 THAT REED AINSCOUGH WAS PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN, AND WAS WOUNDED IN HIS LEG IN OCTOBER 1944. REED AINSCOUGH WAS SENT TO BELGIUM FOR SURGERY AND TO BE HOSPITALIZED, AND WAS RETURNED TO CANADA ON THE HOSPITAL SHIP H.M.C.S. LADY NELSON IN 1945. IN 1947, REED AINSCOUGH BECAME THE BATTERY COMMANDER OF THE 93RD BATTERY RCA, AND SERVED AS THE COMMANDER UNTIL 1959, BEING PROMOTED TO MAJOR IN 1951. IN 1959, UPON A TRANSFER WITH HIS EMPLOYMENT AT CANADA LIFE, HE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA, AND JOINED THE SOUTH ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE AS A SQUADRON COMMANDER IN 1961. IN 1964, HE WAS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL AND COMMANDER OF THE SOUTH ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE, AND WAS APPOINTED AIDE-DE-CAMP TO LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR GRANT MACEWAN UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT. REED AINSCOUGH WAS PROMOTED TO BRANCH MANAGER OF CANADA LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, IN 1969 AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. REED AINSCOUGH WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE, LODGE OF PERFECTION, ROSE CROIX, CONSISTORY, SHRINE, ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR, AND SERVED AS THE MASTER OF THE LODGE OF PERFECTION UNTIL 1977. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, REED AINSCOUGH WAS ALSO ACTIVE WITH THE FORT MACLEOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, LIONS’ CLUB, HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, AND FORT MACLEOD MUSEUM DURING HIS TIME LIVING IN FORT MACLEOD. IN MEDICINE HAT, AISNCOUGH SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THE HEART AND STROKE ASSOCIATION, AND ACTED AS A SENATOR FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE UPON MOVING TO THE CITY. ON OCTOBER 20, 1993, REED WILSON AINSCOUGH PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE. AINSCOUGH ELABORATED ON HIS MOTIVES FOR DONATING THE COLLECTION, STATING, “I THINK [THE OBJECTS ARE] A BIG PART OF SOUTH ALBERTA’S HISTORY. DAD WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE MILITARY AND THE MILITIA FOR MANY YEARS. I THINK THAT’S THE BIGGEST PART [OF WANTING TO DONATE THE OBJECTS]…IT’S DIVESTING, BECAUSE AFTER MY DAD DIED [IN 1992], MY MOTHER STAYED IN THE HOUSE FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS, AND THEN SHE MOVED OUT TO THE COAST. IT WAS AT THAT TIME, WHEN WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE STUFF IN THE HOUSE, THAT WE THOUGHT THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO GET IT DOWN TO SOMEPLACE LIKE THE GALT THAT WOULD LOOK AFTER IT.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FAMILY MILITARY SERVICE FILES, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS ON WILLIAM GEORGE AND REED AINSCOUGH, A RESUME FOR REED AINSCOUGH, AND THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20160017001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20160017004
Acquisition Date
2016-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
32 DEGREE SCOTTSH RITE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1993
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GOLD, COTTON, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20160017005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
32 DEGREE SCOTTSH RITE
Date Range From
1950
Date Range To
1993
Materials
GOLD, COTTON, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Length
39
Width
14.3
Description
GOLD MEDAL ATTACHED TO RED COLLAR RIBBON WITH GOLD BORDERS. MEDAL SHAPED AT GOLD CROSS WITH CROSS PAINTED RED. CENTER OF CROSS HAS FOUR GOLD TRIANGLES SURROUNDING CIRCULAR CENTER PIECE; CENTER PIECE HAS LAUREL BRANCHES AROUND A BLUE BACKGROUND WITH “32” IN PAINTED IN GOLD. MEDAL IS ATTACHED TO COLLAR RIBBON WITH BRASS RINGS. COLLAR RIBBON HAS SILVER RING AND HOOK FOR SECURING RIBBON; BACK OF RIBBON IS WHITE WITH GOLD BORDERS. BACK OF MEDAL IS GOLD. RIBBON HAS MINOR CREASING; OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED CHRIS AINSCOUGH REGARDING HIS DONATION OF A COLLECTION OF MILITARY OBJECTS. THE OBJECTS BELONGED TO AISNCOUGH’S GRANDFATHER AND FATHER, WILLIAM GEORGE AINSCOUGH (FIRST WORLD WAR) AND REED WILSON AINSCOUGH (SECOND WORLD WAR AND POST-WAR). THE DONOR’S GREAT GRANDFATHER, WILLIAM THOMAS AINSCOUGH, MARRIED MARGARET A. AINSCOUGH IN 1878 AND EMIGRATED FROM SMITHFIELD, UTAH TO CANADA IN 1898, BRINGING SIX CHILDREN, AGED 1 TO 18, WITH THEM. WILLIAM GEORGE AINSCOUGH, THE DONOR’S GRANDFATHER, WAS AMONG THE CHILDREN (BORN 1885). THE AINSCOUGHS INITIALLY SETTLED IN WHISKEY GAP, ALBERTA, BEFORE RELOCATING TO WOOLFORD, ALBERTA. ACCORDING A RESUME FOR REED W. AINSCOUGH INCLUDED IN THE PERMANENT FILE, REED WILSON AINSCOUGH WAS BORN ON JUNE 21, 1918 IN CARDSTON, ALBERTA. IN 1940, REED AINSCOUGH JOINED THE 93RD BATTERY OF THE ROYAL CANADIAN ARTILLERY [RCA] STATIONED AT FORT MACLEOD, ALBERTA, AND WAS PROMOTED TO A SECOND LIEUTENANT. REED AINSCOUGH WAS POSTED OVERSEAS IN 1942 AND SERVED UNTIL HIS DISCHARGE ON JANUARY 8, 1946. LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES REPORTED REED AINSCOUGH AS BEING IN THE THICK OF THE FIGHTING IN FRANCE, NOTABLY AT CAEN. IT WAS REPORTED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD IN 1944 THAT REED AINSCOUGH WAS PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN, AND WAS WOUNDED IN HIS LEG IN OCTOBER 1944. REED AINSCOUGH WAS SENT TO BELGIUM FOR SURGERY AND TO BE HOSPITALIZED, AND WAS RETURNED TO CANADA ON THE HOSPITAL SHIP H.M.C.S. LADY NELSON IN 1945. IN 1947, REED AINSCOUGH BECAME THE BATTERY COMMANDER OF THE 93RD BATTERY RCA, AND SERVED AS THE COMMANDER UNTIL 1959, BEING PROMOTED TO MAJOR IN 1951. IN 1959, UPON A TRANSFER WITH HIS EMPLOYMENT AT CANADA LIFE, HE MOVED TO MEDICINE HAT, ALBERTA, AND JOINED THE SOUTH ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE AS A SQUADRON COMMANDER IN 1961. IN 1964, HE WAS PROMOTED TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL AND COMMANDER OF THE SOUTH ALBERTA LIGHT HORSE, AND WAS APPOINTED AIDE-DE-CAMP TO LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR GRANT MACEWAN UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT. REED AINSCOUGH WAS PROMOTED TO BRANCH MANAGER OF CANADA LIFE IN LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, IN 1969 AND MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE. REED AINSCOUGH WAS A MEMBER OF THE MASONIC LODGE, LODGE OF PERFECTION, ROSE CROIX, CONSISTORY, SHRINE, ORDER OF THE EASTERN STAR, AND SERVED AS THE MASTER OF THE LODGE OF PERFECTION UNTIL 1977. ACCORDING TO HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY, REED AINSCOUGH WAS ALSO ACTIVE WITH THE FORT MACLEOD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, LIONS’ CLUB, HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, AND FORT MACLEOD MUSEUM DURING HIS TIME LIVING IN FORT MACLEOD. IN MEDICINE HAT, AISNCOUGH SERVED AS PRESIDENT OF THE HEART AND STROKE ASSOCIATION, AND ACTED AS A SENATOR FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE UPON MOVING TO THE CITY. ON OCTOBER 20, 1993, REED WILSON AINSCOUGH PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE. AINSCOUGH ELABORATED ON HIS MOTIVES FOR DONATING THE COLLECTION, STATING, “I THINK [THE OBJECTS ARE] A BIG PART OF SOUTH ALBERTA’S HISTORY. DAD WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE MILITARY AND THE MILITIA FOR MANY YEARS. I THINK THAT’S THE BIGGEST PART [OF WANTING TO DONATE THE OBJECTS]…IT’S DIVESTING, BECAUSE AFTER MY DAD DIED [IN 1992], MY MOTHER STAYED IN THE HOUSE FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS, AND THEN SHE MOVED OUT TO THE COAST. IT WAS AT THAT TIME, WHEN WE WERE GOING THROUGH THE STUFF IN THE HOUSE, THAT WE THOUGHT THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO GET IT DOWN TO SOMEPLACE LIKE THE GALT THAT WOULD LOOK AFTER IT.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FAMILY MILITARY SERVICE FILES, NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS ON WILLIAM GEORGE AND REED AINSCOUGH, A RESUME FOR REED AINSCOUGH, AND THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20160017001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20160017005
Acquisition Date
2016-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1991
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, INK
Catalogue Number
P20180029006
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1989
Date Range To
1991
Materials
METAL, INK
No. Pieces
1
Diameter
2.6
Description
SILVER PIN WITH SILVER BACKING. FRONT OF BUTTON HAS RED BORDER AROUND WHITE BACKGROUND; BORDER HAS SILVER TEXT “WHO IS THE MINORITY IN CANADA?”; CENTER SHOWS A CARICATURED CAUCASIAN MAN IN THE MIDDLE WITH CARICATURED FIGURES OF A MIDDLE-EASTERN MAN, AN ASIAN MAN, AND AN AFRICAN MAN BEHIND AND TO THE SIDES. BACK OF PIN HAS ENGRAVED CROSS-HATCHING WITH EMBOSSED TEXT AT BOTTOM “TAIWAN”. OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
ON DECEMBER 21, 2018, GALT MUSEUM CURATOR AIMEE BENOIT INTERVIEWED KEVIN MACLEAN REAGARDING HIS DONATION OF PERSONAL OBJECTS. ON THE ACQUISITION OF THE PIN, IT WAS NOTED, “MY [MEMORY] IS THAT ON 16TH AVENUE NORTH TO THE EAST OF CENTRE STREET [IN CALGARY], THERE WAS A FLEA MARKET WITH VENDORS. THERE WAS A VENDOR IN THERE THAT WAS SELLING [THE PINS].” “IN THE LATE ‘80S, EARLY 1990S…THERE’S A MEMBER OF THE [NATIONAL] SIKH COMMUNITY WHO WANTS TO WEAR A TURBAN AS A MEMBER OF THE R.C.M.P. THERE’S A LOT OF ANGST BY PEOPLE WHO DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY THIS SHOULD BE THE CASE AND THERE’S A BACKLASH THAT IS HAPPENING. I THINK SOME OF THAT BACKLASH IS COMING OUT OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND OUT OF LETHBRIDGE.” “AT THE SAME TIME, IN THE EARLY 1990S…YOU HAVE THE RISE OF THE QUEBEC SEPARATIST MOVEMENT OUT IN EASTERN CANADA. YOU HAVE THIS RISE OF WESTERN VALUE-TYPE STUFF AND PEOPLE FEEL, MAYBE, AS THOUGH THEY’RE BEING CHALLENGED. SO YOU HAVE THE REFORM PARTIES COMING UP. [BECAUSE] I’M A NEWS JUNKIE, I’M ACTIVELY INTERESTED IN THAT. THE FIRST AND ONLY TIME, IN 1992, THAT I ATTENDED A NOMINATION FOR A POLITICAL PARTY…IT WAS A REFORM PARTY [NOMINATION IN 1992]…I REMEMBER BEING AT THE ENMAX. I REMEMBER THE OTHER COMPETING NOMINEES AND I REMEMBER THE POLITICS OF THAT PARTICULAR MEETING. WITH THE UPCOMING ELECTION, A LOT OF MY MOTIVATION [I VOTED REFORM] WAS THAT THERE WAS A GREAT POTENTIAL THAT THE PQ WAS GOING TO FORM THE OFFICIAL OPPOSITION IN CANADA AND I JUST THOUGHT, THERE’S NO WAY THAT CAN HAPPEN.” “[I HAVE BEEN] ASHAMED [OF HAVING IT] BUT I RECOGNIZED THAT IT’S MATERIAL CULTURE. IT HAS POTENTIAL HISTORIC VALUE. THAT’S WHY IT’S BEEN KEPT. IT’S JUST THAT I COULD NOT BRING MYSELF TO SHARE THAT IT WAS IN MY POSSESSION AND THAT I BOUGHT IT.” “IT WOULD BE HARD TO SAY [WHAT THE RESPONSE TO THE PRODUCTION AND SALE OF THE PIN WAS AT THE TIME] BECAUSE OUTSIDE OF MY IMMEDIATE CIRCLE…THAT CIRCLE WOULD BE CERTAINLY IN FAVOUR OF THIS THOUGHT. I DON’T REMEMBER ANY RESPONSE FROM LOCALS…AS AN EXAMPLE, IF THIS [PIN] WAS BEING SOLD TODAY, MAYBE EVEN PRODUCED IN LETHBRIDGE, THERE WOULD BE PROTESTS. DO I REMEMBER ANYTHING LIKE THAT BACK, THEN? NOT AT ALL. IT’S REALLY EASY TO TARGET PEOPLE AND FEEL THIS WAY ABOUT PEOPLE WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE TO INTERACT WITH THEM OR SEE THEM. THEY’RE NOT EVEN ON THE LANDSCAPE SO IT’S REALLY EASY ‘CAUSE AGAIN, IT’S REALLY ABSTRACT, I THINK.” ON HIS DONATION OF THE PIN, MACLEAN ELABORATED, “I’M OBVIOUSLY CONSCIOUS ABOUT CONFORMITY AND, FOR THE MOST PART…[PEOPLE] NOT ONLY WOULD WORK TO LOOK THE SAME…THEY DID [DRESS] THE SAME—SAME RUNNERS, SAME BLUE JEANS, TEE-SHIRT—GENERALLY SPEAKING, THROUGH THE ‘70S AND ‘80S, INTO THE ‘90S. I DON’T THINK THERE WAS A LOT OF DIVERSITY REFLECTED IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THAT’S MY OPINION. THERE CERTAINLY WASN’T OUT IN PICTURE BUTTE AND WHEN I’M VISITING LETHBRIDGE, I’M NOT SEEING IT OUTSIDE OF THE TRADITIONAL DIVERSITY WHICH WOULD BE JAPANESE-CANADIANS, WHICH WOULD BE HUTTERITES IN DOWNTOWN LETHBRIDGE, WHICH WOULD BE MEMBERS OF THE CHINESE POPULATION. THE OTHER THING IS THAT BECAUSE THE JAPANESE-CANADIANS ARE REPRESENTED OUT IN PICTURE BUTTE, I’M DATING A MEMBER OF [THE JAPANESE-CANADIAN] COMMUNITY AS WELL BY 1985.” “I STARTED ATTENDING UNIVERSITY IN THE SPRING OF ’92, AND THEN THE PEOPLE WHO I WOULD HAVE BEEN SHARING TIME WITH, I WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN SHARING TIME WITH ANYMORE. I THINK YOUR OUTLOOK BECOMES MUCH BROADER WHEN YOU’RE AT THE UNIVERSITY. THAT’S WHEN THE CHANGE HAPPENED. [THE PIN IS FROM AROUND] 1991 AND I’M IN UNIVERSITY BY 1992. I WOULDN’T SAY THAT THERE WAS THIS LIGHT SWITCH [MOMENT]. THAT WOULDN’T BE THE CASE BUT IT WOULD HAVE HAPPENED RELATIVELY SOON AFTER I STARTED UNIVERSITY.” “I WOULD HOPE THAT [THE PIN] COULD BE USED IN SOME POSITIVE WAY TO CAST THE LIGHT ON CRAPPINESS…I LIKE TO HEAR FROM PEOPLE THAT [COMMUNITY VALUES ARE] CHANGING BUT THEN I KNOW, AT THE SAME TIME, THAT THERE’S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVEN’T CHANGED. THE DIFFERENCE THOUGH, I THINK, IS THAT WE’RE A MUCH MORE DIVERSE PLACE IN 2018 AND I THINK IT STARTED TWENTY YEARS AGO.” “[THE PIN] SHOULD HAVE BEEN THROWN OUT BUT I THINK I RECOGNIZED IT FOR WHAT IT WAS; THAT POTENTIALLY IT COULD BE USED FOR GOOD NOW, THIRTY YEARS LATER, TO TELL A BROADER STORY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT STILL, TO SOME EXTENT, EXISTS TODAY.” ACCORDING TO ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, MEDICINE HAT NEWS, AND BRANDON SUN [MANITOBA], IN 1989 RCMP COMMISSIONER NORM INKSTER ANNOUNCED HIS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES TO THE RCMP UNIFORM TO ALLOW SIKH MEN TO WEAR CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS TURBANS AND BEARDS. FOLLOWING THE ANNOUNCEMENT, IN 1989, BILL HIPSON OF CALGARY BEGAN PRODUCING PINS WITH THE DESIGN OF A SIKH MAN IN TURBAN AND RCMP UNIFORM, WITH TEXT WRITTEN DIAGONALLY ACROSS THE IMAGE “KEEP THE RCMP CANADIAN”. BY OCTOBER 1989, FACING BACKLASH ACROSS CANADA FOR THE DISCRIMINATORY MESSAGING OF THE PIN, HIPSON AGREED TO END PRODUCTION OF THE PIN AFTER FULFILLING PENDING ORDERS, HOWEVER INDICATED THAT OTHER DESIGNS MIGHT BE RELEASED. IN DECEMBER 1989, PETER KOUDA OF CALGARY BEGAN PRODUCING A PIN WITH THE DESIGN OF A CAUCASIAN MAN SURROUNDED BY THREE INDIVIDUALS OF VISIBLE MINORITIES, WITH TEXT AROUND THE PIN EDGE “WHO IS THE MINORITY IN CANADA?” THE PIN WAS SOLD ACROSS CANADA FOR $5.00. IN THE LATE 1980S AND EARLY 1990S, QUOTES ON STATISTICS FROM NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS INDICATED THAT VISIBLE MINORITIES COMPRISED 6.3% OF THE CANADIAN POPULACE. IN JANUARY 1990, AFTER FACING NATIONAL CONDEMNATION FROM COMMUNITIES AND POLITICIANS, KOUDA BEGAN SELLING THE PIN INDEPENDENTLY WHEN SELLERS AND SUPPLIERS DROPPED IT FOR ITS DISCRIMINATORY MESSAGING, FOR FEAR OF OFFENDING CUSTOMERS OF VISIBLE MINORITIES. KOUDA CONTINUED TO SELL THE PIN, WITH NATIONAL PROTESTS TO HAVE CHARGES LAID FOR INCITING HATE PROPAGANDA. MANITOBA’S JUSTICE MINISTER, JAMES (JIM) MCCRAE DETERMINED THAT PRODUCTION OF THE PIN COULD NOT BE HALTED WITH CRIMINAL CHARGES, STATING THAT THE PINS COULD NOT BE DEFINED AS PROMOTING HATRED UNDER THE CANADIAN CRIMINAL CODE. CANADIAN CUSTOMS AND REVENUE CANADA ALSO STATED THAT THE PINS WERE NOT CLASSIFIED AS HATE PROPAGANDA UNDER THE CRIMINAL CODE, AND ALLOWED IMPORTATION OF THE PINS INTO CANADA. ON THE PINS, ALBERTA CULTURE MINISTER DOUG MAIN IN 1990 STATED THAT THEY WERE AN ISSUE FOR THE PEOPLE OF ALBERTA, AND NOT NECESSARILY FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF ALBERTA, ACCORDING TO A QUOTE FROM A LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE. IN FEBRUARY OF 1990, A CALENDAR PRODUCED BY HERMAN BITTNER OF LANGDON, ALBERTA BROUGHT ABOUT SIMILAR CHALLENGES OF HATE PROPAGANDA. BITTNER POSED IN A PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE CALENDAR AS A SIKH MAN IN A TURBAN AND RCMP UNIFORM, WITH THE PHOTOGRAPH CAPTIONED “SGT. KAMELL DUNG” AND THE INSCRIPTION “IS THIS CANADIAN OR DOES THIS MAKE YOU A SIKH?” JUSTICE MINISTER MCCRAE STATED THAT THE POSTER CONSTITUED INCITEMENT TO HATRED, AND THAT HE WOULD CHARGE ANYONE POLICE FOUND SELLING THE CALENDARS. THE 1990 CALENDAR WAS THEN BEING DISTRIBUTED BY TRAVELLING SALESMEN IN BARS ACROSS CANADA. A SECOND POSTER FEATURING DISCRIMINATORY MESSAGING AND IMAGES OF MULTIPLE VISIBLE MINORITIES EMERGED IN 1991. THE POSTER WAS ATTRIBUTED TO THE “ROYAL CANADIAN MULTICULTURAL POLICE”, WITH THE PHOTOGRAPHS COPYRIGHTED TO “HERMAN B.” [BITTNER]. THE WIDESPREAD MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE DISCRIMINATORY PINS AND CALENDARS GARNERED FURTHER SUPPORT FOR PROTESTS AGAINST SIKH MEN WEARING TRADITIONAL TURBANS AND BEARDS IN THE RCMP. THE PINS AND CALENDAR SAW HIGHER SALES AND DEMAND FOR THE PRODUCTS IN SHOPS ACROSS CANADA, AS STATED BY KOUDA AND BITTNER IN ARTICLES FROM 1990. IN 1990, FEDERAL SOLICITOR GENERAL PIERRE CADIEUX APPROVED THE DECISION TO ALLOW SIKH MEN TO WEAR TURBANS AND BEARDS IN THE RCMP. THE DECISION WAS MET WITH A PROTESTING PETITION SIGNED BY OVER 200,000 CANADIANS, ACCORDING TO ARTICLES FROM 1990. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD, BRANDON SUN, MEDICINE HAT NEWS, AND THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20180029001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20180029006
Acquisition Date
2018-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
"LETHBRIDGE, SERVICE IS FIRST"
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20110020008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"LETHBRIDGE, SERVICE IS FIRST"
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1997
Materials
BRASS, PAINT
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.9
Length
1.4
Width
1.1
Description
1) OVAL SHAPED BRASS PIN WITH BANNER AT TOP AND BOTTOM. TEXT IN BANNERS READ, “LETHBRIDGE, SERVICE IS FIRST.” CENTER HAS LOGO WITH CREAM COLOURED ENAMEL PAINT DEPICTING A LEAF AND CIRCLE. REVERSE HAS EMBOSSED, “AT.” 2) BRASS BUTTERFLY CLUTCH FASTENER AT BACK.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
COMMEMORATIVE
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR JEAN JOHNSTONE IN 2011, “I WAS GIVEN THIS PIN BY THE CITY MANAGER, BOB BARTLETT, FOR PROVIDING EXCELLENT SERVICE WHILE WORKING IN THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE. I JOINED THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE IN 1981 [AND REMAINED THERE UNTIL 1997].” FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20110020008
Acquisition Date
2011-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
"ALBERTA URBAN MUNICIPALITIES"
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20120018003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
"ALBERTA URBAN MUNICIPALITIES"
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1997
Materials
BRASS, PAINT
No. Pieces
2
Height
2.9
Length
2.3
Width
1.1
Description
1) CIRCULAR BRASS PIN WITH BANNER AT BOTTOM. BLUE BANNER AND EDGE OF CIRCLE HAS TEXT THAT READS, “ALBERTA URBAN MUNICIPALITIES ASSOC., FOUNDED 1905.” CENTER HAS AN ALBERTA SHIELD WITH TEXT IN SKY PORTION THAT READS, “AUMA.” BETWEEN CREST AND EDGING IS RAISED LETTERING THAT READS, “CITIES, TOWNS, VILLAGES.” REVERSE IS STAMPED, “TAIWAN.” 2) BRASS BUTTERFLY CLUTCH FASTENER.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PERSONAL CARE
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR JEAN JOHNSTONE IN JUNE 2012, “THIS WOULD BE A PIN THAT I WOULD HAVE RECEIVED FROM ONE OF THE ALDERMEN, AND I CAN’T TELL YOU WHICH ONE. I CAN’T REMEMBER, BECAUSE THEY ALL WENT FROM TIME TO TIME TO THE MEETINGS FOR THE ALBERTA URBAN MUNICIPALITIES ASSOCIATION, AND THEY WERE HELD THROUGHOUT THE PROVINCE. IT’S A LOBBYING GROUP IN A WAY, FOR MUNICIPALITIES TO MAKE CHANGES IN OUR LEGISLATURE. THE FEDERATION OF CANADIAN MUNICIPALITIES WAS IN THE PAPER TODAY BECAUSE THREE CURRENT ALDERMEN WENT TO THE MEETING, AND THAT’S FEDERALLY, FOR THE FEDERAL GROUP OF MUNICIPALITIES, REPRESENTATIVES OF MUNICIPALITIES WHO GET TOGETHER TO MAKE CHANGES AT A FEDERAL LEVEL, BUT THIS IS THE PROVINCIAL LEVEL. AND IT WAS FORMED THE SAME YEAR AS THE PROVINCE, SO IT’S BEEN IN EXISTENCE FOREVER, AND RESOLUTIONS ARE PASSED BY CITY COUNCIL IF IT’S TO DO WITH, LET’S SAY, GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR ROADS, AND THE PROVINCE HAS DECIDED TO TAKE AWAY THOSE FUNDS, SO THEN THEY WOULD PASS – I’M JUST MAKING IT UP - BUT THEY WOULD PASS A RESOLUTION TO TAKE TO THIS COMMITTEE AND THEY WOULD LOBBY THEM, AND HAVE IT GO ON TO THE PROVINCE IF IT WAS PASSED BY ALL MUNICIPALITIES. BUT IT’S USUALLY THINGS THAT AFFECT EVERYBODY." WHEN ASKED ABOUT LOBBYING THAT RESULTED IN CHANGE WHILE IN THE OFFICE OF CITY CLERK, JOHNSTONE RESPONDED BY SAYING, “WELL, A LOT OF THEM HAD TO DO WITH THE MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT ACT THAT WAS CHANGED WHILE I WAS STILL THERE. IT WAS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REWRITTEN AND IT WAS REWRITTEN FROM A PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT TOLD YOU WHAT YOU COULD AND COULDN’T DO. IT WAS VERY RIGID. AND THEN THEY DECIDED TO MAKE IT MUCH MORE OPEN AND SO THERE WERE THINGS THAT WERE DEAR TO COUNCIL’S HEART THAT THEY WANTED TO LEAVE IN OR TAKE OUT, OR HAVE MORE FLEXIBILITY WITH, AND SO THERE WAS QUITE A LOT OF THINGS THAT HAPPENED AROUND THAT. BUT DOES ANY ONE BIG THING STAND OUT? NO. IT PROBABLY WOULD HAVE IF YOU’D ASKED ME TEN YEARS AGO. IF THEY PASSED A RESOLUTION, THEN I WOULD OF COURSE HAVE IT RECORDED WORD FOR WORD, AND THEN PRESENT IT IN A LETTER FORM SO THAT IT WOULD GO ON TO THIS GROUP, THE AUMA, FOR THEIR AGENDA. SO ANYTHING THAT COUNCIL EVER DOES IS RECORDED IN A WAY THAT IS, IT DOESN’T MATTER IF THEY FILE IT, YOU HAVE A WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE TELLING THAT GROUP OR PERSON THAT’S THAT WHAT HAPPENED AT COUNCIL, SO IT’S THE HUB OF EVERYTHING THAT GOES ON IN A MUNICIPALITY. I THINK A LOT OF IT WAS, IN MY DAY, AROUND ENVIRONMENTAL THINGS BECAUSE THAT’S WHEN EVERYTHING CHANGED. WE GOT RECYCLING AND ALL THAT SORT OF THING. IT WASN’T EVEN DONE, EXCEPT FOR THE BOTTLES THAT WE HAD FOR RETURNS, WE DIDN’T RECYCLE A DARN THING. AND A LOT OF THOSE ISSUES WENT TO AUMA BECAUSE IT WAS BECOMING A WIDER ISSUE. AND SO IT’S A PLACE, AND THEY SAY IT’S NOT JUST THE RESOLUTIONS, BUT COUNCIL WOULD SAY THAT TALKING TO OTHER COUNCILORS OR ALDERMEN FROM OTHER MUNICIPALITIES HELPED THEM MORE THAN THE ACTUAL MEETINGS. IT WAS MORE A SHARING OF INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WAS GOING ON IN THE PROVINCE THAN THE ACTUAL MEETINGS. AND THAT’S WHY IT DOESN’T STAND OUT, BECAUSE ONCE YOU SENT THAT ON, WE REALLY DIDN’T KNOW IF IT REALLY CHANGED ANYTHING. YOU KNOW, IT’S KIND OF A LOBBYING GROUP AND YOU’RE NOT REALLY SURE, AND I DON’T PAY ATTENTION TO THE ISSUES ALL THE TIME BECAUSE THERE WERE TOO MANY ISSUES AND YOU GOT BOGGED DOWN WITH IT. AND WHEN MY ASSISTANT SAID, “HOW, WHY DON’T YOU CARE?” WELL, YOU CAN’T. YOU HAVE TOO MANY ISSUES AND NO TIME TO CARE ABOUT EVERY ISSUE. YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE ASSISTANT, BUT NOT WHEN YOU’RE A CLERK. SO, IF YOU CARE, YOU GO FOR IT, BUT I CAN’T CARE ANYMORE. I JUST HAVE TO MOVE THE PAPER. AND SO YOU JUST GET TO BE A PAPER SHUFFLER. NOW I CARE, BUT I DIDN’T CARE THEN. YOU BECOME NUMB, INCLUDING YOUR BOTTOM. SITTING AT THOSE MEETINGS, YOU BECOME PRAGMATIC.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING DONOR INTERVIEW, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20120018003
Acquisition Date
2012-06
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1995
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P20120004010
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1995
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
3.1
Length
5.7
Width
1
Description
1) PIN, BRASS WITH BLUE, GREY, ORANGE, GREEN, RED AND WHITE ENAMEL. MOTIF DEPICTS SIMPLIFIED SCENE OF GALT MUSEUM, COULEES, MOUNTAINS AND SKY. RAISED TEXT AT BOTTOM READS, “SIR ALEXANDER GALT MUSEUM VOLUNTEER.” REVERSE IS STAMPED, “ACCESSORIES WEST, CALGARY TAIWAN, 1-800-881-8637.” 2) BRASS BUTTERFLY-CLUTCH CLASP.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
AT THE TIME OF DONATION, GALT STAFF CONDUCTED AN INTERVIEW WITH DONOR IRMA DOGTEROM. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION WAS EXTRACTED FROM A LONGER TRANSCRIPTION. WHEN ASKED ABOUT THE PIN, DOGTEROM SAID, “WELL I WAS VOLUNTEERING AT THE GALT AFTER I QUIT WORKING IN THE SCHOOL. I WAS HELPING ARCHIVIST GREG ELLIS CATALOGUE THE BOOKS. HE HAD A BUNCH OF BOOKS THAT WEREN’T CATALOGUED. ARCHIVES' SYSTEM IS LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. THE SCHOOL SYSTEM WAS DOING DEWEY DECIMAL SO I GOT IN TOUCH WITH A WOMAN FROM THE UNIVERSITY WHO KNEW ABOUT LIBRARY OF CONGRESS AND I WOULD WRITE DOWN ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT WHO THE AUTHOR WAS, WHAT THE SUBJECT WAS, WHO DID WHAT JOB TO GET THE BOOK PUBLISHED AND WHAT I THOUGHT WERE ITS MAIN TOPICS AND SEND THEM TO HER AND SHE WOULD GIVE IT A CATALOGUE NUMBER AND SUBJECT TAGS AND SEND IT BACK TO ME AND THEN I WOULD TYPE THEM AND PUT THEM IN THE FILE. I JUST CAME DOWN AND DID THOSE THINGS AND SENT THEM OFF AND WHEN THEY CAME BACK I HAD BOUGHT A COMPUTER SO I COULD DO THEM. I HAD A COMPUTER PROGRAM THAT YOU FED THE INFORMATION IN AND WHEN YOU HAD ONE CARD DONE THE COMPUTER PRINTED ALL THE OTHERS." FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE. FOR PERSONAL HISTORY OF IRMA DOGTEROM, PLEASE SEE P20120004004.
Catalogue Number
P20120004010
Acquisition Date
2012-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
BALL CAP, “WARNER FIRE DEPT.”
Date Range From
1997
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20130004005
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BALL CAP, “WARNER FIRE DEPT.”
Date Range From
1997
Date Range To
1998
Materials
COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
13
Length
24
Width
23
Description
NAVY BLUE CORDUROY BALL CAP, EMBROIDERED WITH “FIRE DEPT. WARNER” IN WHITE THREAD ON CENTRE PEAK. PLASTIC SNAP SIZING BAND AT BACK. VERY GOOD CONDITION – NO VISIBLE STAINING OR WEAR.
Subjects
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THE COLLECTION OF OBJECTS BELONGING TO THE MEISSER FAMILY WAS DONATED BY JUDY WRIGHT, NIECE OF LOWELL MEISSER, WHO OPERATED A FARM OUTSIDE WARNER WITH HIS BROTHER ROME AS THE ‘MEISSER BROS’ FROM 1929 TO 1946. JUDY’S MOTHER WAS THE SISTER OF LOWELL’S WIFE ELINOR, AND SHE SPENT MUCH OF HER CHILDHOOD LIVING WITH THEM AND ROME MEISSER, DUE TO HER MOTHER BEING UNWELL. IN HER LATER ADULT LIFE, JUDY TOOK CARE OF “UNC” ROME AT HIS WATERTON RESIDENCE, AND BECAUSE ROME AND HIS BROTHER LOWELL DID NOT HAVE ANY LIVING DIRECT DESCENDANTS, JUDY WAS LEFT THE FAMILY BELONGINGS WHEN ROME DIED IN 2004. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT WAS EXTRACTED FROM AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED WITH THE DONOR BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON NOVEMBER 14, 2013, AS WELL AS FROM A DOCUMENT WRITTEN BY HER AT THE TIME OF THE DONATION. WRIGHT SAID: “[THIS CAP WAS] GIVEN TO ROME WHEN HE MADE A LARGE DONATION IN 1998 SO THE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT IN WARNER COULD PURCHASE A NEW FIRE TRUCK… HE DONATED MANY TIMES OVER THE YEARS.” THE FOLLOWING REMEMBRANCES OF ROME ‘UNC’ MEISSER WERE EXCERPTED FROM THE NOVEMBER 14, 2013 INTERVIEW. WRIGHT SAID: “I LIVED WITH THEM AND WENT OUT TO THE FARM ALL SUMMER LONG EVERY YEAR FROM THE TIME I WAS FIVE OR SIX YEARS OLD… I JUST HONESTLY THINK THAT I AM WHO I AM TODAY BECAUSE OF MY UNCLE ROME. MY DAD WAS A STAUNCH OLD ENGLISHMAN AND HE COULDN’T RELATE TO ME. HE WAS 45 YEARS OLD WHEN I WAS BORN BUT HE COULDN’T RELATE TO ME. SO, MY UNCLE COULD… HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN MARRIED WITH AT LEAST A DOZEN CHILDREN. IN HIS EARLY NINETIES, WHEN I FIRST GOT THERE [TO WATERTON] WE’D GO GROCERY SHOPPING. I’D HAVE TO WAIT WHILE HE STOPPED AND CHATTED WITH ALL THE CHILDREN HE’D COME ACROSS. HE SHOULD HAVE HAD LOTS OF KIDS. HE JUST LOVED KIDS AND I WAS A LITTLE KID… I WAS THERE FROM PRACTICALLY BIRTH AND LIVED MONTHS AT A TIME WITH HIM… HE COULD AFFORD TO LOOK AFTER THE COMMUNITY AS WELL… HE GAVE GENEROUSLY TO [COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS]. HE GAVE TO THE MILK RIVER HOSPITAL. HE DONATED $200,000 FOR THE HOCKEY GIRLS’ RESIDENCE. THEY HAD NO MONEY AND THAT’S WHY WE NOW HAVE A HOCKEY GIRLS’ RESIDENCE THAT HAS A HUGE KITCHEN AND HOUSES UP TO 25 GIRLS, AND KEEPS OUR WARNER SCHOOL OPEN. SO THAT IS A VERY BIG GIFT, HIS DONATIONS. THEY ALSO STARTED A MEISSER SCHOLARSHIP IN 1967 AND TWO WEEKS AGO I WENT OUT AND GAVE THE TROPHY AND THE MONEY TO THE LAST GIRL THAT WON IT. AND IT WILL GO ON INDEFINITELY AS LONG AS THERE’S A SCHOOL…HE WAS VERY SUPPORTIVE OF CHILDREN AND EDUCATION. THE SCHOLARSHIP, THE HOCKEY GIRLS, KEEPING THE WARNER SCHOOL OPEN - BIG FOCUS FOR HIM – WAS EDUCATION AND CHILDREN… HE WAS ONE OF THOSE KIND OF PRACTICALLY ANONYMOUS DONORS IN THE PAST. HOWEVER, AS HE GOT A LITTLE OLDER, I THINK HE ENJOYED THE ATTENTION. THEY MADE A BIG DEAL ABOUT THE HOCKEY SCHOOL. THE RESIDENCE HAS GOT, HUGE, IT HAS HIS NAME ON IT BUT I DON’T THINK HE SAW THAT. AND THEY HAD HIM RIDE IN THE PARADE ONE YEAR, THE COMMUNITY RECOGNIZED HIM AS MUCH AS HE’D LET THEM RECOGNIZE HIM.” THE FOLLOWING BRIEF FAMILY HISTORY WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM ROME MEISSER’S MANUSCRIPT ‘THE MEISSER’S AND OTHER RAMBLINGS’ AND DONATIONS OF FAMILY PAPERS MADE BY WRIGHT TO THE GALT ARCHIVES. THE MEISSER FAMILY PATRIARCH, MICHAEL MEISSER, WAS BORN IN SWITZERLAND IN 1830 AND IMMIGRATED TO ALMA, WISCONSIN IN 1846. HIS SON, JOHN LUTZI MEISSER MARRIED MARIE KINDSCHI ON APRIL 30, 1898 AND THEY MOVED TO WARNER, ALBERTA TO FARM IN 1910, LOOKING FOR A DRIER CLIMATE FOR MARIE, WHO SUFFERED FROM TUBERCULOSIS. THE COUPLE HAD FIVE CHILDREN: ORMA, LOWELL, JOHN (WHO DIED AT AGE TWO OF PNEUMONIA), ROME, AND MARIE. IN 1912, MOTHER MARIE DIED IN A TUBERCULOSIS CLINIC IN SALT LAKE CITY, AND FIVE YEARS LATER FATHER JOHN DIED FROM HEAD TRAUMA SUSTAINED IN A GRAIN ELEVATOR ACCIDENT. ONE OF THE CHILDREN’S PATERNAL AUNTS, FRENA, CAME TO WARNER TO HELP THEM WITH SCHOOLING AND RUNNING THE FARM. IN 1920, ORMA MARRIED LEE TENNEY AND IN 1926 LOWELL MARRIED ELINOR TENNEY, AND THE TWO COUPLES LOOKED AFTER THE TWO YOUNGER SIBLINGS UNTIL ORMA AND LEE MOVED TO CALIFORNIA IN 1931. THE YOUNGEST SISTER, MARIE, LATER JOINED THEM WITH HER SON JIM. LOWELL AND ROME FARMED TOGETHER FROM THE SEASON FOLLOWING THEIR FATHER’S DEATH (WHEN THEY WERE 17 AND 13 YEARS OLD, RESPECTIVELY) UNTIL 1945 WHEN THEIR LAND WAS DIVIDED FOR TAX BENEFIT. ROME NEVER MARRIED, AND IN 1928 HAD A SHORT STINT IN PILOT’S TRAINING BEFORE RETURNING TO FARMING PERMANENTLY. LOWELL AND ELINOR’S SON JERALD WAS BORN IN 1929. BY 1957 THE MEISSERS RETIRED FROM FARMING AND LEASED OUT THEIR LAND, AND IN 1958 THE FAMILY BOUGHT A CABIN IN WATERTON PARK, WHERE THEY SPENT ALL FOLLOWING SUMMERS. LOWELL AND ELINOR’S SON JERALD SPLIT HIS TIME BETWEEN FARMING IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA AND VARIOUS PROJECTS IN THE UNITED STATES. HE ENROLLED IN THE CATHOLIC SEMINARY IN SPOKANE, WASHINGTON, BUT PASSED AWAY IN 1990 BEFORE HE COULD BE ORDAINED. LOWELL DIED IN 1988, ELINOR FOLLOWED IN 1992, AND ROME PASSED AWAY IN 2004. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR A FULL TRANSCIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, WRITTEN DOCUMENTATION ON THE MEISSER FAMILY BY JUDY WRIGHT AND ROME MEISSER, OBITUARIES AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF FAMILY MEMBERS, AND FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT EACH ARTIFACT COMPRISING THE DONATION.
Catalogue Number
P20130004005
Acquisition Date
2013-03
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
”CZECHOSLOVAK CANADIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY, LETHBRIDGE, ALTA”
Date Range From
1978
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P20120024002
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
”CZECHOSLOVAK CANADIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY, LETHBRIDGE, ALTA”
Date Range From
1978
Date Range To
1998
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1
Length
2.5
Width
2.75
Description
METAL PIN, GOLD IN COLOUR, WITH WHITE, RED, BLUE AND BLACK ENAMEL. DEPICTS WOMAN AND MAN IN TRADITIONAL CZECHOSLOVAKIAN COSTUME, AND BOTH CZECHOSLOVAKIAN AND CANADIAN FLAGS. TEXT READS “CZECHOSLOVAK CANADIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY – LETHBRIDGE, ALTA.” PIN HAS A LAPEL-STYLE BACKING. VERY GOOD CONDITION OVERALL.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CLOTHING-ACCESSORY
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
TRANSFER FROM GALT ARCHIVES. ACQUIRED AS PART OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK CANADIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA FONDS. THIS PIN WAS PRODUCED TO PROMOTE THE CZECHOSLOVAK CANADIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE SOCIETY WAS FOUNDED ON OCTOBER 11, 1978 AND OPERATED UNTIL ITS DISSOLUTION ON APRIL 29, 2008. THE ORGANIZATION PROMOTED THE CONTINUATION OF CZECHOSLOVAK CULTURE THROUGH LANGUAGE CLASSES, PARADES, CHRISTMAS PARTIES, AND BANQUETS, IT ALSO PROVIDED SCHOLARSHIP MONEY TO CHILDREN OF CZECHOSLOVAK ANCESTRY WHO WERE ATTENDING COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20120024002
Acquisition Date
2012-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CZECHOSLOVAKIAN FLAG
Date Range From
1978
Date Range To
2008
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LINEN, THREAD
Catalogue Number
P20120024003
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CZECHOSLOVAKIAN FLAG
Date Range From
1978
Date Range To
2008
Materials
LINEN, THREAD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.25
Length
51
Width
95
Description
HANDMADE, MACHINE-STITCHED LINEN FLAG OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA. COMPRISED OF A BLUE TRIANGLE EMERGING FROM THE LEFT SIDE AND THE REMAINING SPACE SPLIT IN HALF, WITH WHITE FABRIC ON TOP AND RED ON BOTTOM. FABRIC IS CREASED FROM PREVIOUS FOLDING, WITH SOME MINOR FRAYING ALONG SEAMS VISIBLE AT BACK.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
TRANSFER FROM GALT ARCHIVES. ACQUIRED AS PART OF THE CZECHOSLOVAK CANADIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA FONDS. THIS FLAG BELONGED TO THE CZECHOSLOVAK CANADIAN CULTURAL SOCIETY OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA. THE SOCIETY WAS FOUNDED ON OCTOBER 11, 1978 AND OPERATED UNTIL ITS DISSOLUTION ON APRIL 29, 2008. THE ORGANIZATION PROMOTED THE CONTINUATION OF CZECHOSLOVAK CULTURE THROUGH LANGUAGE CLASSES, PARADES, CHRISTMAS PARTIES, AND BANQUETS, IT ALSO PROVIDED SCHOLARSHIP MONEY TO CHILDREN OF CZECHOSLOVAK ANCESTRY WHO WERE ATTENDING COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20120024003
Acquisition Date
2012-07
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
2009
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P20090023005
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
2009
Materials
METAL, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.8
Length
10.0
Width
2.2
Description
SPOON, SOUVENIR, SILVER COLORED METAL. HANDLE HAS EYE SHAPED CUT OUT AT END, CIRCULAR EMBLEM SITS ON TOP OF CUT OUT, EMBLEM DEPICTS THREE MOUNTAINS AND RED ENAMEL CROSS, BORDER OF EMBLEM DECORATED WITH GREEN ENAMEL, MARKED, “GALT SCHOOL… ALTA.”
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
EDUCATION
HEALTH SERVICES
History
NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT, INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, PAT SASSA (NEE OKUTAKE), ON JULY 9, 2010. SASSA SAID THE "GALT ALUMNI ASSOCIATION" PROBABLY SOLD THE SPOON WHEN THE SCHOOL WAS STILL OPEN. SHE KEPT IT ON DISPLAY IN HER CHINA CUPBOARD. IT WAS A COLLECTOR'S ITEM AND SHE KEPT IT AS A MEMENTO. PAT SASSA HAS BEEN AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING ALUMNAE SOCIETY SINCE SHE MOVED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1993. SEE P20090023001 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE GALT SCHOOL OF NURSING. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
Catalogue Number
P20090023005
Acquisition Date
2009-06
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1991
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
Catalogue Number
P20080004002
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1981
Date Range To
1991
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
No. Pieces
1
Length
24.4
Width
15.5
Description
WHITE COTTON SWEATSHIRT WITH NAVY BLUE TEXT READING, "TIME AIR" ON FRONT. LABEL AT BACK OF NECK READS, "SUNWEAR, MADE IN CANADA, M/M."
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PROFESSIONS
History
MOGUS WORKED AS REVENUE ACCOUNTANT CLERK FOR TIME AIR IN THE LETHBRIDGE OFFICE. DURING EMPLOYMENT, MOGUS RECIEVED TIME AIR SHIRTS AS GIFTS FROM CO-WORKERS. SHIRTS WERE USUALLY WORN OUTSIDE OF WORK, AS UNIFORMS WERE THE NORM. THIS PARTICULAR SHIRT WAS ONE OF THE EARLIER DESIGNS, AND IT'S AVALIBILITY PREDATES MOGUS'S EMPLOYMENT, WHICH BEGAN IN 1991. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20080004001 AND PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A T-SHIRT AND SWEATER DONATED BY CORY MOGUS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA. CORY MOGUS WAS BORN ON JULY 16, 1962 AND WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE WAS DESCRIBED BY THOSE CLOSEST TO HER AS A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY AND WAS “FULLY ENGAGED IN LIFE SURROUNDED BY NUMEROUS FRIENDS.” SHE PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 15, 2016. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF KENNETH “PUNCHY” JOHN MOGUS AND VIOLA MOGUS (NEE TREMEL). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA.
Catalogue Number
P20080004002
Acquisition Date
2008-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1992
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
Catalogue Number
P20080004001
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1991
Date Range To
1992
Materials
COTTON, JERSEY
No. Pieces
1
Length
25.5
Width
29.0
Description
WHITE T-SHIRT WITH IMAGE OF PLANE FLYING HEAD-ON. TEXT, "TIME AIR" REPEATED THROUGHOUT DESIGN, IN ADDITION TO THE WORDS, "THE SPIRIT OF INFLIGHT." LABEL AT BACK OF NECK READS, "...MADE IN CANADA, SCREEN STARS BEST."
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
PROFESSIONS
History
MOGUS WORKED AS REVENUE ACCOUNTANT CLERK FOR TIME AIR IN THE LETHBRIDGE OFFICE. DURING EMPLOYMENT, MOGUS RECEIVED TIME AIR SHIRTS AS GIFTS FROM CO-WORKERS. SHIRTS WERE USUALLY WORN OUTSIDE OF WORK, AS UNIFORMS WERE THE NORM. THIS T-SHIRT WAS ONE OF THREE DESIGNS THAT WERE MADE AVAILABLE FROM 1991 TO 1992. THIS PARTICULAR DESIGN WAS AVAILABLE FOR TIME AIR INFLIGHT STAFF ONLY. THE OTHER TWO DESIGNS HAD THE LOGOS, "TIME AIR- FLYING OVER THE MOUNTAINS" AND "TIME AIR FLYING CLUB". SHIRTS, ALONG WITH OTHER TIME AIR MERCHANDISE, WERE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE TIME AIR STORE LOCATED IN CALGARY. MERCHANDISE INCLUDED ITEMS SUCH AS CLOTHING, STAFF YEARBOOKS, PINS, LUGGAGE, AND COOKBOOKS. PRODUCTS WERE OFTEN PURCHASED BY CO-WORKERS AS GIFTS FOR BIRTHDAYS AND CHRISTMAS. ON OCCASION, WORKERS WERE GIFTED MERCHANDISE TO COMMEMORATE SPECIAL EVENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT RECORD. *UPDATE* IN 2017 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT RUTHANN LABLANCE CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF CLOTHING, INCLUDING A T-SHIRT AND SWEATER DONATED BY CORY MOGUS. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION WAS COMPILED USING ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA. CORY MOGUS WAS BORN ON JULY 16, 1962 AND WAS EDUCATED IN LETHBRIDGE. SHE WAS DESCRIBED BY THOSE CLOSEST TO HER AS A SOCIAL BUTTERFLY AND WAS “FULLY ENGAGED IN LIFE SURROUNDED BY NUMEROUS FRIENDS.” SHE PASSED AWAY ON MARCH 15, 2016. SHE WAS THE DAUGHTER OF KENNETH “PUNCHY” JOHN MOGUS AND VIOLA MOGUS (NEE TREMEL). SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF THE ARTICLES FROM THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD AND THE WEBSITE GONEBUTNOTFORGOTTEN.CA.
Catalogue Number
P20080004001
Acquisition Date
2008-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
CITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20070006001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CITY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1990
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.2
Diameter
3.7
Description
GOLD-COLOURED METAL MEDALLION WITH GREEN BORDER, TEXT WITHIN GREEN BORDER READS, "CITY OF LETHBRIDGE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD." LETHBRIDGE CITY LOGO IN WHITE AT CENTER. REVERSE IMPRINTED WITH TEXT READING, "TAIWAN."
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
MEDALLION AND PIN (P20070006002) WERE DONATED BY DEBORAH SCOTT, WHO AT THE TIME OF DONATION WORKED IN THE MAYOR'S OFFICE. THIS PARTICULAR MEDALLION WAS NEVER AWARDED. ACCORDING TO DEBORAH SCOTT, MEDALLIONS LIKE THIS WERE USED FROM THE 1970S TO 1990S TO RECOGNIZE CITIZENS WHO HAD RECEIVED BRONZE, SILVER, OR GOLD-LEVEL ACHIEVEMENTS IN COMPETITIONS OF A NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL LEVEL IN CULTURE AND/OR SPORT. THE MEDAL WAS AWARDED AT A DINNER HOSTED BY THE LETHBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL. NOMINATIONS OF CITIZENS THAT MET THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA WERE SOUGHT ANNUALLY FROM THE COMMUNITY. EACH MEDAL WAS ENGRAVED TO COMMEMORATE THE RECIPIENT'S SPECIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENT. THE PROGRAM WAS TERMINATED IN THE 1990S AFTER CORPORATE-WIDE BUDGET CUTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20070006001
Acquisition Date
2007-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1987
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL
Catalogue Number
P20070006002
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1987
Date Range To
2007
Materials
METAL
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.3
Length
1.9
Width
1.7
Description
1. GOLD-COLOURED PIN WITH IMAGE OF POST-OFFICE CLOCK TOWER AND SUN, TEXT IN BLACK READS, "DOWNTOWN LA." PIN ROUGHLY SQUARE-SHAPED. REVERSE WITH MULTPILE IMPRINTS READING, "TAIWAN." 2. PIN BACKING, BUTTERFLY CLIP STYLE.
Subjects
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
BUSINESS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
PIN WAS NEVER WORN. PIN REPRESENTS EFFORTS BY THE DOWNTOWN LETHBRIDGE BUSINESS REVITALIZATION ZONE (BRZ) TO PROMOTE THE DOWNTOWN BUSINESS COMMUNITY. THE BRZ , FORMED IN 1987, IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION, RECEIVING FUNDING FROM A TAX LEVY IMPOSED ON THE 560+ BUSINESSES IT REPRESENTS. INFORMATION GATHERED FROM DOWNTOWNLETHBRIDGE.COM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20070006001 AND PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20070006002
Acquisition Date
2007-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BABY SEALS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20030049028
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BABY SEALS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
2000
Materials
PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Length
14
Width
7.5
Description
DENNISON BOOKLET OF STICKERS. FRONT OF BOOKLET PNK AND BLK DEPICTING EXAMPLES OF STICKERS FOUND IN BOOKLET. TEXT READS " NO 8923", DENNISON BABY SEALS 36 SEAL - 6 DIFFERENT DESIGNS", "FOR GIFTS, FAVORS, PLACE CARDS, &SCHOOL USE." ENCLOSED IS SIX PAGES OF STICKERS. PG 1 - 1 STICKER PG2 - 4 STICKERS PG 3 - 5 STICKERS PG 4 - 5 STICKERS PG 5- 6 STICKERS PG 6- 6 STICKERS
Subjects
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
COMMEMORATIVE
History
SEE P20030049001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20030049028
Acquisition Date
2003-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
GALT MUSEUM
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1995
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P20050005004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GALT MUSEUM
Date Range From
1985
Date Range To
1995
Materials
METAL, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
2
Diameter
2
Description
ROUND GALT MUSEUM PIN. GLD PIN FEATURES IMAGE OF MUSEUM IN BL, WHT, RD AND BRWN ENAMEL. TEXT ON PIN READS "GALT MUSEUM". STAMPED ON BACK " ARTISS-REGINA TAIWAN".
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
DONOR BECAME INVOLVED WITH THE GALT IN THE LATE 80S AFTER HER SON'S MOTHER-IN-LAW REFERRED HER TO CECILE MCCLEARY (FORMER CURATOR OF THE GALT MUSEUM). THE DONOR WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING TO DO ON ACCOUNT OF JUST LEAVING HER PAID EMPLOYMENT AT THE C.MEDICAL LAB. THE DONOR VOLUNTEERED EVERY WEEKDAY. ON WEDNESDAYS SHE WOULD SIT AT THE FRONT DESK READING ALL THE BOOKS. AFTER AWHILE HER HUSBAND JACK WELCH ALSO VOLUNTEERED. THE DONOR WAS AN ACTIVE VOLUNTEER UNTIL 2004. SHE BELIEVED SHE WORE THE PIN.
Catalogue Number
P20050005004
Acquisition Date
2005-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
SOUVENIR
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER PLATE
Catalogue Number
P19990029019
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SOUVENIR
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
2000
Materials
SILVER PLATE
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.3
Length
11.1
Width
2.2
Description
SMALL SILVER SPOON. AT TOP IS THE IMAGE OF THE HIGH LEVEL BRIDGE WITH A TRAIN ON IT. AT BASE OF BRIDE ARE SOME BUSHES, BELOW WHICH READS "LETHBRIDGE". BELOW THIS IS A BANNER THAT READS "ALBERTA". IMPRESSED INTO BACK OF SPOON IS "MIEKERT E.P.N.S. HOLLAND".
Subjects
FOOD SERVICE T&E
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
ARTIFACTS PURCHASED BY DONOR AT VARIOUS ANTIQUE SHOPS, GARAGE SALES, ETC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DONATING TO THE MUSEUM. ARTIFACTS WERE PURCHASED FROM 1999 TO 2002 WHILE DONOR WAS DIRECTOR OF THE GALT MUSEUM. SEE PREVIOUS DONATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19990029019
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LRH VOLUNTEER
Date Range From
1988
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P19990029005
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LRH VOLUNTEER
Date Range From
1988
Date Range To
1998
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
0.8
Diameter
1.8
Description
ROUND BRASS PIN. FACE HAS A WHITE ENAMEL BACKGROUND. EMBOSSED IN CENTER ARE 6 RED, HEART SHAPED FIGURES IN A CIRCLE. EMBOSSED AROUND BORDER OF PIN IS "200 HOURS LRH VOLUNTEER". HAS A BRASS BACKING. WHITE ENAMEL IS SLIGHTLY YELLOWED.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
COMMEMORATIVE
History
VOLUNTEERS AT THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL HOSPITAL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH A WIDE RANGE OF PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF HEALTH NEEDS AT VARYING STAGES OF THEIR LIFE. VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH LOCAL HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAMS. VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATE IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES INCLUDING: HELPING WITH MEALS, ESCORTING PATIENTS, PROVIDING ENTERTAINMENT, VISITING, READING, HELPING WITH RECREATIONAL ACTIVIITES, AND MORE. BECOMING A VOLUNTEER (IN 2003) INVOLVED COMPLETING AN APPLICATION, SCHEDULING AN INTERVIEW, ATTENDING A GENERAL ORIENTATION SESSION, COMPLETING A CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK, AND RECEIVING APPROPRIATE TRAINING FOR THE PLACEMENT. THE LRH OPENED IN 1988 AT A COST OF $91 MILLION, IT WAS THE LARGEST SINGLE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN THE CITY'S HISTORY. IT SERVES BOTH AS A GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HOSPITAL DISTRICT AND A REFERRAL CENTRE FOR THE CHINOOK HEALTH REGION. SEE P19900029006-GA FOR RELATED ARTIFACT. ARTIFACTS PURCHASED BY DONOR AT VARIOUS ANTIQUE SHOPS, GARAGE SALES, ETC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DONATING TO THE MUSEUM. ARTIFACTS WERE PURCHASED FROM 1999 TO 2002 WHILE DONOR WAS DIRECTOR OF THE GALT MUSEUM. SEE PREVIOUS DONATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19990029005
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
LRH VOLUNTEER
Date Range From
1988
Date Range To
1998
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
Catalogue Number
P19990029006
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LRH VOLUNTEER
Date Range From
1988
Date Range To
1998
Materials
BRASS, ENAMEL
No. Pieces
2
Height
1.0
Diameter
1.8
Description
ROUND BRASS PIN. FACE HAS A WHITE ENAMEL BACKGROUND. EMBOSSED IN CENTER ARE 6 RED, HEART SHAPED FIGURES IN A CIRCLE. EMBOSSED AROUND BORDER OF PIN IS "100 HOURS LRH VOLUNTEER". HAS BRASS BACKING. WHITE ENAMEL IS SLIGHTLY YELLOWED.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
HEALTH SERVICES
COMMEMORATIVE
History
VOLUNTEERS AT THE LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL HOSPITAL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH A WIDE RANGE OF PEOPLE WITH DIFFERENT LEVELS OF HEALTH NEEDS AT VARYING STAGES OF THEIR LIFE. VOLUNTEER POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH LOCAL HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY CARE PROGRAMS. VOLUNTEERS PARTICIPATE IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES INCLUDING: HELPING WITH MEALS, ESCORTING PATIENTS, PROVIDING ENTERTAINMENT, VISITING, READING, HELPING WITH RECREATIONAL ACTIVIITES, AND MORE. BECOMING A VOLUNTEER (IN 2003) INVOLVED COMPLETING AN APPLICATION, SCHEDULING AN INTERVIEW, ATTENDING A GENERAL ORIENTATION SESSION, COMPLETING A CRIMINAL RECORDS CHECK, AND RECEIVING APPROPRIATE TRAINING FOR THE PLACEMENT. THE LRH OPENED IN 1988 AT A COST OF $91 MILLION, IT WAS THE LARGEST SINGLE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN THE CITY'S HISTORY. IT SERVES BOTH AS A GENERAL HOSPITAL FOR THE LETHBRIDGE HOSPITAL DISTRICT AND A REFERRAL CENTRE FOR THE CHINOOK HEALTH REGION. SEE P19900029006-GA FOR RELATED ARTIFACT. ARTIFACTS PURCHASED BY DONOR AT VARIOUS ANTIQUE SHOPS, GARAGE SALES, ETC. FOR THE PURPOSE OF DONATING TO THE MUSEUM. ARTIFACTS WERE PURCHASED FROM 1999 TO 2002 WHILE DONOR WAS DIRECTOR OF THE GALT MUSEUM. SEE PREVIOUS DONATIONS.
Catalogue Number
P19990029006
Acquisition Date
2002-11
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
SPARKLING WINE - SEGURA VIUDAS
Date Range From
1993
Date Range To
2003
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, SILVER, CORK
Catalogue Number
P20030002002
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SPARKLING WINE - SEGURA VIUDAS
Date Range From
1993
Date Range To
2003
Materials
GLASS, SILVER, CORK
No. Pieces
3
Height
31.0
Diameter
10.6
Description
DARK GREEN BOTTLE. BASE OF BOTTLE HAS A RING OF SILVER AROUND IT. EMBOSSED ON RING ARE GRAPE VINES AND THE WORDS "SEGURA VIUDAS". THERE IS ALSO A SILVER APPLIQUE ON FRONT OF BOTTLE THAT CONSISTS OF 4 FLEUR DE LIS WITH A CREST IN THE CENTER FEATURING THE HELMET OF A SUIT OF ARMOR ON TOP. BELOW CREST READS "SEGURA". ON BACK OF BOTTLE IS A LABEL THAT READS "SEGURA VIUDAS BRUT RESERVA HEREDAD 750ML CAVA 12%ALC./VOL." . . .. THERE ARE REMNANTS OF A PAPER LABEL ON NECK OF BOTTLE. BOTTLE IS UNCORKED AND EMPTY. CORK READS "F.O. AGGLO" ON TOP, "D-2 SEGURA VIUDAS" ON THE SIDE, AND "SEGURA VIUDAS CAVA R.E. 3983-B" ON THE BOTTOM. ALSO INCLUDED WITH BOTTLE IS A TIN CAP, ATTACHED TO WIRE, THAT READS "SEGURA VIUDAS CAVA" AND FEATURES SAME CREST AS ON BOTTLE. CAP IS BLACK AND WHITE.
Subjects
MERCHANDISING T&E
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
BOTTLE WAS UNCORKED BY MUSEUM BOARD CHAIR DOUG MCLAUGHLIN, ON JANUARY 24, 2003 IN CELEBRATION OF THE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE 2005 MUSEUM EXPANSION. THE PROJECT WAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED THAT DAY WITH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF A PROJECT DESIGNER AND $1.9 MILLION FROM THE CANADIAN HERITAGE, CULTURAL SPACES PROGRAM. CALGARY-BASED KASIAN KENNEDY ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN AND PLANNING INC. WAS RETAINED TO DESIGN THE PROJECT. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE CONTRIBUTED A $2 MILLION LEADERSHIP GIFT TOWARD THE PROJECT IN JANUARY OF 2003, BUT THE MUSEUM WAS STILL REQUIRED TO RIASE AN ADDITIONAL $5.1 MILLION. AT THE TIME OF THE ANNOUNCEMENT THE EXPANSION PROJECT WAS TO CREATE APPROXIMATELY 7,000 SQUARE FEET OF ADDITIONAL STATE-OF-THE-ART GALLERY SPACE, A NEW THEATRE FOR PUBLIC EVENTS, A MUSEUM SCHOOL, NEW FACILITIES FOR THE ON-SITE STORAGE AND CONSERVATION OF ARTIFACTS AS WELL AS INSURING THAT CANADIAN CLASS-A MUSEUM STANDARDS WERE IMPLEMENTED TO ALLOW THE MUSEUM TO HOLST REGIONAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRAVELLING EXHIBITIONS. THE MONEY WAS ALSO SUPPOSED TO FUND A TRAIN LINE LINKING THE RIVER BOTTOM TO THE MUSEUM AND DOWNTOWN CORE AND 100 ADDITIONAL PARKING SPACES HAD ALREADY BEEN PURCHASED IN THE LOT ADJACENT TO THE MUSEUM. A PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND INFORMATION MEETING WAS HELD ON FEBRUARY 11, 2003 IN RELATION TO THE EXPANSION. SEE JANUARY 25, 2003 LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLE (IN PERMANENT FILE).
Catalogue Number
P20030002002
Acquisition Date
2003-05
Collection
Museum
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