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Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society Fonds: Society Series

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Date Range
1973 to 1994
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19981070026
Physical Description
95 cm of textual records
Scope and Content
26 Minutes of the Whoop Up Historical Society. 19 November 1973 to 19 October 1975 27 Minutes of the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Society. 25 September 1980 to 2 March 1981 28 Minutes of the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Society. July 1983 29 Minutes of the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Society. 17 May…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1973 to 1994
Creator
Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society
Physical Description
95 cm of textual records
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society 1973- The organization was founded on 19 November 1973 as the Whoop Up Historical Society, to take over operation of the Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Centre from the Kinsmen Club of Lethbridge. The Kinsmen constructed the replica of Fort Whoop-Up as a project for Canada's centennial . The project began in 1965 and was completed in 1966. The replica is located in the river valley at Lethbridge, just north of the Whoop Up Drive traffic bridge. In 1978 the society changed its name to the Fort Whoop-Up Interpretative Society. The name has been shortened slightly to Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society in general use. The objectives of the Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society include the "Interpretation of Trade Era 1865-1895, encompassing activities of Fort Whoop-Up including interaction of American and Blackfoot peoples and the occupation of the Fort by the North West Mounted Police." (source: Lethbridge Community Information Directory, June 1997) A major reconstruction and upgrading of the replica Fort Whoop-Up took place in the years 1984-1987. Archaeologist B.O.K. (Barney) Reeves did ectensice work at the sire of the original fort, and discovered that the North West Mounted Police (NWMP) plan of it was inaccurate.The fort was in fact rectangular, and the interior layout was different than shown in the NWMP plan. Renovations were undertaken to make the replica match the appearance of the original Fort Whoop-Up, and expand the visitor services available at the facility. At present the Fort Whoop-Up Interpretive Society operates the Interpretive Centre year-round, with a variety of public programs and services.
Scope and Content
26 Minutes of the Whoop Up Historical Society. 19 November 1973 to 19 October 1975 27 Minutes of the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Society. 25 September 1980 to 2 March 1981 28 Minutes of the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Society. July 1983 29 Minutes of the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Society. 17 May 1983 to 6 December 1986 30 Minutes of the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Society. 20 January to 10 December 1987 31 Minutes of the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Society. 20 January to 8 December 1988 32 Minutes of the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Society. 15 January to 15 November 1989 33 Minutes of the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Society, including revised mission statement. January 1990 to 21 November 1991 34 Administration, including pest control, promotional material and correspondence. 1990 to 1991 35 Advertising Committee minutes, promotional material and correspondence. 7 January 1987 to September 1988 36 Bat control, including reports of examinations for rabies, and a pest control report by Grace Holmes. 21 August 1990 to 21 January 1991 37 List of officers and directors of the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Society. 1985 to 1990 38 Brochures promoting Fort Whoop Up. 1989 39 Budget proposals. 1984 to 1989 40 Budget proposals. 41 Tourist Associates re a major tourist attraction for Lethbridge. Descriptions of staff duties at Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Centre. October 1989 42 Draft of the “Chinook Country Tourist Association Marketing Plan 1992/1993 Edition”. October 1991 43 Correspondence with the City of Lethbridge about a variety of topics, including facility repair and security, funding, operating agreement and the Urban Parks Project. 8 May 1978 to 25 January 1991 44 “City of Lethbridge Theme Selection Study” prepared by Pannell Kerr Forster of Edmonton in association with Great Plains Research Consultants Limited. of Calgary. 10 August 1988 45 Coalhurst Miners’ Days promotional material. 1988 46 Community Recreation / Cultural Grant application. 21 February 1990 47 “Proceedings of the Consultation Meeting with Alberta Museums”. The meeting was held at the request of the Minister of Culture to explore options for increasing provincial help to museums. 17 July 1982 48 Conventions and special events calendar published by the City of Lethbridge. 15 June 1992 49 Fort Whoop Up storyline concepts, display unit designs and exhibition area elevations, prepared by Jean-Jacques Andre. 1984 50 Lists of donors of goods and services to Fort Whoop Up. [ca. 1987] 51 Expansion feasibility study grant application to the Community Tourism Action Program. 23 April to 14 August 1990 52 “Feasibility Study for [the expansion of] the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Centre” prepared by the Advisory Group of Calgary. 19 March 1991 53 Financial statements. 1973 to 1979 54 Financial statements. 1978, 1980 to 1984 55 Financial statements. 1985 to 1987 56 Financial statements. 1988 to 1989 57 Financial statements. 1990 to 1991 58 Fire Department inspection reports and fire alarm inspection reports. 2 April 1988 to 29 June 1990 59 Architectural drawing of the Fort’s floor plan, with annotations for electrical service. 1986 60 Display concepts for the Fort’s display and exhibit areas. 61 “Fort Whoop Up Interpretation Centre Marketing Research Results”. 28 November 1988 62 “Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Centre Strategic Plan”. 31 October 1988 63 “City of Lethbridge Fort Whoop Up Period Rooms Schematic Design” by Marshall Macklin Monaghan Western Limited. 64 Overview of the operating philosophy and activities of the Fort. [ca. 1986] 65 Correspondence and promotional material from the Glenbow Museum. 1989 to 1992 66 Grant applications. 1987 to 1988 67 Grant applications to the Museum Assistance Program of Alberta Culture. 1977 to 1986 68 Grant applications to the Museum Assistance Program of Alberta Culture. 1987 to 1990 69 Grant applications to several funding programs of the Alberta Museums Association. 1986 to 1991 70 “Historical Interpretive Display Design for City of Lethbridge: Progress Submission No. 1” by Marshall Macklin Monaghan Western Limited. 27 March 1984 71 Historical Interpretive Display Design workshop agenda. 2 May 1984 72 “City of Lethbridge Historical Interpretive Master Plan Summary” by Marshall Macklin Monaghan Western Limited. [ca. 1986] 73 Outline of workshop for historic site management. [ca. 1986] 74 Lethbridge Community College Hospitality Training Program correspondence and information. 6 October 1987 75 Insurance policies, correspondence and receipts for payment. 1971 to 1989 76 Information about Job Development Program of Canada Employment and Immigration, as well as the Internship Program of the Alberta Museums Association. 1986 to 1987 77 Interpretive program information including correspondence, planning documents and promotional material. 1987 to 1988 78 Interpretive program information including planning documents, policy and procedure statements and promotional material. 1989 to 1992 79 Interpretation strategy planning information. 1984 80 Interpretive display concepts for the Fort. 81 Resource information about job applications, resumes and interviewing techniques. [ca. 1990] 82 Equipment and supplies inventories. 1983 to 1986 83 “Invitation for proposals for Fore Whoop-Up Period Rooms and Compound Furnishings and Features”. The call for proposals is for fabrication work. 1986 84 Draft agreement between the City of Lethbridge and Fort Whoop Historical Society for the joint operation of the Fort. December 1974 85 Joint management agreement between the City of Lethbridge and Fort Whoop Interpretive Society for the operation of the Fort. October 1985 86 Joint management agreement between the City of Lethbridge and Fort Whoop Interpretive Society for the operation of the Fort. 14 April 1989 87 Draft of promotional publication titled “Lethbridge: A Whole Lot of Heritage”. 1987 88 Terms of reference and IBI Group proposal: “Lethbridge Major Tourist Attraction Feasibility Study”. 1988 to 1989 89 Submission to Lethbridge City Council titled “ Lethbridge: The Western Heritage Centre” by Tourist Associates. October 1989 90 Final version of “Lethbridge Tourism Action Plan” prepared by the Lethbridge Committee for Attractions for the City of Lethbridge. May 1987 91 Draft of the “Lethbridge Tourism Marketing Plan” prepared by the Lethbridge Tourism Marketing Plan Committee. 31 March 1988 92 Copies of correspondence between William M. Brown, Urban Parks Project director, and Lombard North Group to confirm approval for the latter to provide a concept plan for the Fort Whoop Up area. March to August 1984 93 Minutes and other information of the Management Committee of the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Society. 1987 to 1988 94 Transparencies of charts and lists, part of a market analysis of Fort Whoop Up prepared by the University of Lethbridge. 1988 95 Correspondence and other information pertaining to the “Historical Interpretive Master Plan” prepared by Marshall Macklin Monaghan Western Limited.. 1984 to 1986 96 Miscellaneous correspondence. 1973 to 1977 97 Miscellaneous correspondence. 1979 to 1986 98 Miscellaneous correspondence. 1987 to 1991 99 Museum Assistance Program application, annotated. 15 July 1992 100 Newspaper clippings. 1987 to 1992 101 Payroll accounts. 1982 102 Payroll accounts. 1987 103 Payroll time sheets. 1986 to 1988 104 Payroll time sheets. 1989 to 1990 105 Plans for the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Centre: floor plans, display and signage plans, architects’ drawings and site plan of the original fort by archaeologist B.O.K. (Barney) Reeves. 106 Correspondence and lists passed between the City of Lethbridge and P.M.L. Exhibit Services Limited., pertaining to reproductions of period furniture for the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Centre. 1986 to 1987 107 Priority Employment Program applications and correspondence. 1986 to 1988 108 Program Committee planning documents. 1986 to 1987 109 Program services inventory. 110 Correspondence, budget information and the final version of the “Feasibility Study for the Fort Whoop Up Interpretive Centre” prepared by The Advisory Group. The study was to determine the feasibility of expansion of the Interpretive Centre. 29 October 1990 111 Purchase orders. May 1984 to May 1986 112 Purchase orders. July 1986 to February 1988 113 “River Valley Area Redevelopment Plan” prepared for the City of Lethbridge by Lombard North Group Limited. 25 August 1986 114 River valley development bylaw 3255 and background information, presented to Lethbridge City Council. 13 November 1974 115 Robins Watson Baunton Architects and Engineers: correspondence and plans pertaining to renovation of the Interpretive Centre. 116 Safety and security notes and general information. 1976 to 1985 117 Safety and Security for Fort Steele. 1979 to 1986 118 Schools – promotional material from Fort Whoop Up. 1987to 1988 119 Service agreements with various service providers. 1989 to 1991 120 Special events promotional material. 1987 to 1990 121 Staff manual for employees of Alberta Culture and Multiculturalism- Historic Sites Service – Southwest Region. 1988 122 Staff memos. 1991 123 Summer Employment / Experience Development (SEED) grant application. 1987 124 SEED grant application. 1988 125 SEED grant application. 1989 126 SEED grant application. 1990 127 Summer Temporary Employment Program (STEP) applications. 1983 to 1987 128 STEP applications. 1988 129 STEP applications. 1989 130 Tour bookings. 1990 131 Tour bookings – correspondence. 1990 132 Tour highlights notes written by Barry Weintraub. 30 May 1982 133 Minutes and objectives of the Municipal Tourism Action Committee. 1989 to 1990 134 Monthly and year-end tourism statistics for Lethbridge and southern Alberta, compiled by the Chinook Country Tourist Association. gaps. 1988 135 Correspondence, schedules, insurance and other information for the tour train in Indian Battle Park. 1984 to 1989 136 Travel and Convention Association of Southern Alberta Annual Report. 1976 137 Urban Parks Project correspondence. 1984 to 1987 138 Urban Parks Project Draft Master Plan 139 Urban Parks Project Final Report, together with brochures from the park’s facilities. July 1987 140 Urban Parks Project – “Historical Interpretive Master Plan” part 1. 141 Urban Parks Project – “Historical Interpretive Master Plan” part 2. 142 Urban Parks Project Master Plan. 143 “Urban Parks Proposal”, a program guide published by Alberta Parks and Recreation. [ca. 1979] 144 Set of four maps of the Lethbridge urban parks system. 145 Volunteer board development workshop presented by Lethbridge Community College. 1987 to 1992
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Accession No.
19981070026
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