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Date Range
[1865]
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19738633000
Physical Description
Copy 1 10.8 x 16.5 cm Copy 2 - 12.5 x 17.8 cm. Copy 3 20 x 25.2-cm. Copy 4 - 12.5 x 17.8-cm. 4 Black and white photographs
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of Nicholas Sheran
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[1865]
Creator
Nicholl and Pleasants
Physical Description
Copy 1 10.8 x 16.5 cm Copy 2 - 12.5 x 17.8 cm. Copy 3 20 x 25.2-cm. Copy 4 - 12.5 x 17.8-cm. 4 Black and white photographs
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The donor is Nicholas Sheran's niece. Nicholas Sheran was born in New York City about 1841. He served in The American Civil War. In 1865, he came to Montana, became a noted frontiersman, and fought in the Indian troubles of the 1860s. In 1874, he came to Coal Banks (now Lethbridge), and opened the first commercial coal mine in Alberta shipping coal to Fort Macleod and Fort Benton. He lived with a Peigan woman, Awatoyakew, and had two sons, Charles and William. Sheran's cabin was the scene of the first births, first European marriage (of Marcella Sheran to Joseph McFarland), first baptisms, and first Roman Catholic Mass in Lethbridge. Sheran drowned near Monarch 26 May 1882.
Scope and Content
Studio portrait of Nicholas Sheran
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19738633000
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Date Range
[199-]
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20021008200
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Scope and Content
View of Nicholas Sheran Park in west Lethbridge.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[199-]
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
View of Nicholas Sheran Park in west Lethbridge.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20021008200
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Nicholas Sheran Ice Arena

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Date Range
1991
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20031023003-038
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Scope and Content
View of the Nicholas Sheran Ice Arena at 401 Laval Boulevard West.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1991
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
View of the Nicholas Sheran Ice Arena at 401 Laval Boulevard West.
Notes
This photograph is part of 20031023003, the third group of Suncorp Valuations Limited's insurance appraisal of all City of Lethbridge property found in file folders in the manuscript section.
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Accession No.
20031023003-038
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Nicholas Sheran Leisure Centre

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Date Range
1991
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20031023003-037
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Scope and Content
View of the Nicholas Sheran Leisure Centre at 401 Laval Boulevard West.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1991
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
View of the Nicholas Sheran Leisure Centre at 401 Laval Boulevard West.
Notes
This photograph is part of 20031023003, the third group of Suncorp Valuations Limited's insurance appraisal of all City of Lethbridge property found in file folders in the manuscript section.
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Accession No.
20031023003-037
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The Nicholas Sheran Leisure Centre

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Date Range
[199-]
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20021008205
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Scope and Content
View of Nicholas Sheran Leisure Centre at 401 Laval Boulevard West.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[199-]
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
View of Nicholas Sheran Leisure Centre at 401 Laval Boulevard West.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20021008205
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The Nicholas Sheran Community School

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Date Range
[199-]
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20021008204
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Scope and Content
View of the Nicholas Sheran Community School at 380 Laval Boulevard West.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[199-]
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
View of the Nicholas Sheran Community School at 380 Laval Boulevard West.
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
20021008204
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Alex Johnston Collection: Sheran Family

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Date Range
1862-1989
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19911057260
Physical Description
Approximately 3.5 Cm. 3 Files.
Scope and Content
19911057260 - Four essays about the life of Nicholas Sheran and one about his sons, Charles and William, by Alex Johnston. D/E (Document Estimation) 1966-1989. 19911057261 - Correspondence and contract, plaque to Alberta's Coal Industry located in Galt Gardens. 1923-1983 19911057262 - General rese…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1862-1989
Physical Description
Approximately 3.5 Cm. 3 Files.
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
19911057260 - Four essays about the life of Nicholas Sheran and one about his sons, Charles and William, by Alex Johnston. D/E (Document Estimation) 1966-1989. 19911057261 - Correspondence and contract, plaque to Alberta's Coal Industry located in Galt Gardens. 1923-1983 19911057262 - General research information about the Sheran Family. 1862-1984.
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19911057260
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Washrooms Building In Nicholas Sheran Park

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Date Range
1991
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20031023003-065
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Scope and Content
View of the washrooms building in Nicholas Sheran park, Laval Boulevard West.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1991
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
View of the washrooms building in Nicholas Sheran park, Laval Boulevard West.
Notes
This photograph is part of 20031023003, the third group of Suncorp Valuations Limited's insurance appraisal of all City of Lethbridge property found in file folders in the manuscript section.
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Accession No.
20031023003-065
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Maintenance Depot Building In Nicholas Sheran Park

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Date Range
1991
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20031023003-064
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Scope and Content
View of the maintenance depot building in Nicholas Sheran park, Laval Boulevard west.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1991
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
View of the maintenance depot building in Nicholas Sheran park, Laval Boulevard west.
Notes
This photograph is part of 20031023003, the third group of Suncorp Valuations Limited's insurance appraisal of all City of Lethbridge property.
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Accession No.
20031023003-064
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Irrigation Pumphouse In Nicholas Sheran Park, Lethbridge

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Date Range
1991
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20031023003-066
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Scope and Content
View of the irrigation pumphouse in Nicholas Sheran park, Laval Boulevard West.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1991
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
View of the irrigation pumphouse in Nicholas Sheran park, Laval Boulevard West.
Notes
This photograph is part of 20031023003, the third group of Suncorp Valuations Limited's insurance appraisal of all City of Lethbridge property found in file folders in the manuscript section.
Access Restrictions
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Accession No.
20031023003-066
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Multi Purpose Shelter In Nicholas Sheran Park

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Date Range
1991
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
20031023003-067
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Scope and Content
View of the multi purpose shelter in Nicholas Sheran park, Laval Boulevard West.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
1991
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
Colour photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
View of the multi purpose shelter in Nicholas Sheran park, Laval Boulevard West.
Notes
This photograph is part of 20031023003, the third group of Suncorp Valuations Limited's insurance appraisal of all City of Lethbridge property found in file folders in the manuscript section.
Access Restrictions
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Accession No.
20031023003-067
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Alexander Johnston Papers: Information About The Sheran Family

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Date Range
1850-1983
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19891016027
Physical Description
10.1 cm. 7 files.
Scope and Content
19891016027 - Correspondence and 3 drafts of the article "Nicholas and Marcella Sheran: Lethbridge's First Citizens". The article appeared in Alberta History, volume. 31 no. 4, Autumn 1983. 19891016028 - 5 short essays on the life of Nicholas Sheran, his Civil War Service and the controversy over…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1850-1983
Physical Description
10.1 cm. 7 files.
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
19891016030-31 - Copyright held by the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Permission for reproduction of this matter must be obtained from them.
Scope and Content
19891016027 - Correspondence and 3 drafts of the article "Nicholas and Marcella Sheran: Lethbridge's First Citizens". The article appeared in Alberta History, volume. 31 no. 4, Autumn 1983. 19891016028 - 5 short essays on the life of Nicholas Sheran, his Civil War Service and the controversy over his estate. c. 1963-1983. 19891016029 - Research information and short essay on the Sheran Coal Mine. Included are clippings, copies of primary and secondary sources, correspondence and 2 copies of an illustration from G.M.Dawson's 1882 report for the geological surey of Canada. 1881-1979. 19891016030 - Photocopies of documents pertaining to the lawsuit brought by Marcella Sheran McFarland against James Sheran over the operation o,f and revenues from, the Sheran Coal Mine. 1887-1888. 19891016031 - Photocopies of documents peprtaining to the settlement of the Nicholas Sheran estate, including the coal mine, between Ellen, Charles and William. 1862-1983. 19891016032 - Photocopies of original documents, correspondence and other research information concerning Nicholas Sheran and his sons, Charles and William. 19891016033 - Notes, correspondence and photocopies of original documents pertaining to research done on Nicholas Sheran, his sons Charles and William and Nicholas' sister Marcella. 1850-1983.
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19891016027
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Hamilton Mine, Originally Nicholas Sheran's Mine

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Date Range
[1935]
Description Level
Item
Material Type
Photograph
Accession No.
19738129000
Physical Description
7.5 x 13 cm Black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hamilton Mine located on the west side of the coulees in the vicinity of present day Whoop-Up Drive. Mine building and 4 unidentified men pictured.
  1 image  
Material Type
Photograph
Date Range
[1935]
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
7.5 x 13 cm Black and white photograph
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The mine was opened in 1874 by Nicholas Sheran and was the first commercial coal mine in Alberta. It continued to operate under various owners until 1941.
Scope and Content
Photograph of the Hamilton Mine located on the west side of the coulees in the vicinity of present day Whoop-Up Drive. Mine building and 4 unidentified men pictured.
Access Restrictions
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Accession No.
19738129000
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Research Information About The River Bottom Compiled By Alex Johnston

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Date Range
1883-1982
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19971053000
Physical Description
Approximately .5 cm
Scope and Content
Research information compiled by the late Alex Johnston about various topics pertaining to the river bottom at Lethbridge, including the location of the Sheran Coal Mine, the last Indian Battle, nature reserve, and Helen Schuler Coulee Centre.
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1883-1982
Physical Description
Approximately .5 cm
Physical Condition
Excellent
Scope and Content
Research information compiled by the late Alex Johnston about various topics pertaining to the river bottom at Lethbridge, including the location of the Sheran Coal Mine, the last Indian Battle, nature reserve, and Helen Schuler Coulee Centre.
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19971053000
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Contracts, Specifications, Tenders: Miscellaneous Projects

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Date Range
1929-1930
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19821050030
Physical Description
Various sizes. 7 items.
Scope and Content
19821050030 - Contract and specifications for the construction of an office apartment for Walter Ross. Six typed pages bound to brown card. 19821050031 - Contract and specifications for construction of a building at Henderson Park. 9 typed pages bound to brown card. Written on back "misc bathing…
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1929-1930
Physical Description
Various sizes. 7 items.
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
Albertan.
For gift certificate or information on Lethbridge architect, H. Wm. Meech, refer to P19821047001-GM and P19821050000-GM.
Scope and Content
19821050030 - Contract and specifications for the construction of an office apartment for Walter Ross. Six typed pages bound to brown card. 19821050031 - Contract and specifications for construction of a building at Henderson Park. 9 typed pages bound to brown card. Written on back "misc bathing shed Hen Park bathing shed hen: park". 19821050032 - Tender for construction a reservoir near Raymond. 19821050033 - Contract and specifications for construction of town hall in Raymond. Twelve typed pages bound by clips. 19821050034 - Original and xerox copy of specifications for construction of a speaker’s rostrum by the Sheran Memorial Committee of the Lethbridge Board Of trade. 1982105035 - Specifications for the construction of a band stand for the Lethbridge Board of Trade. 28 typed pages bound by clips. Written on back "misc: bandstand McDonald..."
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19821050030
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Other Name
SHILLELAGH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P19950068000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
SHILLELAGH
Date Range From
1860
Date Range To
1890
Materials
WOOD, PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Length
91.9
Width
6.1
Description
OAK WALKING STICK HAS NUMEROUS KNOBS ALONG STICK. IS COVERED IN A DARK FINISH. TOP IS SLIGHT "T" SHAPE WITH ONE SIDE BEING LONGER THAN THE OTHER. BOTTOM HAS RED RUBBER SUPPORT THAT READS "DAVOL 2913-5/8" AROUND BOTTOM. ON UNDERSIDE OF BASE HAS HALF CIRCLE DEPRESSIONS THAT READ "17" IN MIDDLE. HAS VERTICAL PARALLEL RAISED LINES ON RUBBER STOPPER. IS WHITE RESIDUE AROUND STOPPER AND BOTTOM KNARLS AND KNOBS. FINISH AND TOP LAYER OF BARK ARE PEELING OFF BOTTOM OF STICK. WOOD IS CRACKED IN PLACES.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
Historical Association
PERSONAL CARE
History
BELIEVED THAT ED SHARON (RELATED TO NICHOLAS SHERAN?) BROUGHT THE STICK FROM IRELAND. HE GAVE IT TO PETE ORME WHO DELIVERED WATER TO THE RESIDENTS OF THE NO. 3 AREA OF NORTH LETHBRIDGE. THE ARTIFACT WAS THEN GIVEN TO THE DONOR'S FATHER, JOHN BERTE OWNER OF BERTE'S GROCERY STORE FROM 1907-1942. THE STICK REMAINED IN BERTE'S HOME IN WHICH THE DONOR WAS BORN AND STILL REMAINS. SEE ATTACHED PHOTO OF PETE ORME, NICKNAMED COCA-COLA PETE. SEE COLLECTION REPORT FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MR. ORME. SHILLELAGH WAS TRADITIONALLY A CUDGEL MADE OF BLACK OAK.
Catalogue Number
P19950068000
Acquisition Date
1995-09
Collection
Museum
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Photograph of Mr. George Bremner McKillop

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Date Range
1896-1982
Accession No.
20181047051
Physical Description
Board 16” X 20” with a 10.5" X 13" black and white photograph
Scope and Content
Mr. George Bremner McKillop was born in 1896 in Lethbridge. He was a prominent Lethbridge figure with many accomplishments. McKillop went overseas during World War I and when he came back he was able to attain a job as a physical education teacher. He later became the Supervisor of Physical Educati…
Date Range
1896-1982
Creator
Lethbridge School District No. 51
Physical Description
Board 16” X 20” with a 10.5" X 13" black and white photograph
History / Biographical
George McKillop Elementary school was on 22 Street North and between 4 and 5 Avenues. It was opened in 1957 and closed in 1982 when Nicholas Sheran School opened on the West side. It became McKillop Curriculum Center then it was purchased by the Society of Christian Education and became Immanuel Christian Elementary School in 2006.
Scope and Content
Mr. George Bremner McKillop was born in 1896 in Lethbridge. He was a prominent Lethbridge figure with many accomplishments. McKillop went overseas during World War I and when he came back he was able to attain a job as a physical education teacher. He later became the Supervisor of Physical Education for Lethbridge School District No. 51 and Chairman of the playgrounds commission. He was also the superintendent of Southminister United Sunday School and leader of a cadet corps for many years. McKillop organized and directed the Canyon Church Camp during the summer breaks. He was also the curator of Sir Alexander Galt museum and chairman of the archives committee of the Lethbridge Historical Society. McKillop died at the age of 77 on February 18, 1974.
Notes
File in grey flat storage boxes
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20181047051
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Lethbridge Historical Society Annual Report And Correspondence

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Date Range
1996
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19971082016
Physical Description
3 items
Scope and Content
Lethbridge Historical Society Annual Reports1995-1996, 1996-1997; Correspondence.
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1996
Physical Description
3 items
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Historical Society originated in 1888 as a scientific and historical society. The organizers included Alexander Moffat, John D. Higginbotham, Charles Magrath and other well known pioneers. There was some talk of preserving records but the main emphasis was on biweekly meetings at which papers were presented. The first histroical society seemed to fold up in the 1890's. There was an economic depression, growth in Lethbridge was stagnant and no one was interested in history. The historical society was resurrected in 1923. the purpose as that time was to use it as a vehicle to commemorate our coal mining pioneers, specifically Nicholas Sheran. Those responsible for the reorganization inclued C. J. Broderick, Judge J. A. Jackson and A. B. Hogg. After considerable work, the National Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was persuaded to recognize Sheran's contribution with a marker and plaque in Galt Gardens. After this success, the local Historcial Society seemed to become inactive, althought some meetintgs were held and papers presented from 1923 to 1928. In 1935, it was brought back to life once again. The prime movers were George Watson, J.S. Kirkham and A.B. Hogg. This time the purpose was to use the Historical Society as an organization to handle the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of Lethbridge. and again, after a successful celebration on July 23-26, 1935, the society again vanished from sight. It was resurrrected a fourth time in 1958, at the insigation of lethbridge City Council, who wanted to establish a museum in the city. Alderman Cliff Black tried, but was not able to reactivate a pemmican Club committee that had been trying to get funds to buikld a repllica of Fort Whoop-Up. He called on John Dutton and Muriel Gentleman to set up a historical society.The Civic Museum was opened in three rooms of the former Bowman School in 1964, with the historical society operating the facility. The museum moved in 1966 to the former Galt Hospital, and in 1967 re-opened as the Sir Alexander Galt Museum. The Historical Society ran the facitily until 1971, when on their recommendation it was taken over by the City of Lethbridge. In 1966 two publications of the Lethbridge Historical Society, booklets written by Alex Johnston on the Indian Battle of 1870 and On The Riverboat Era, launched an important part of the society's work - the publishing of historical material. Since then over 50 publications have been produced by the society as well as a bimonthly newsletter in circulation continously since 1967. It was the need for funds to support its publishing program that led the Lethbridge Historical Society to incorporate under the Provincial Societies Act on 19 March, 1987. The society required the legal status incorporation provided in order to secure grants and manage its own financial affairs. Since 1987, the Lethbridge Historical Society has continued to meet and publish information relevant to the study of the history of Lethbridge and southern Alberta. The society also organizes annual banquets, field trips to historic sites in southern Alberta, and the ALex Johnston Memorial Lecture Series, the society has also paced several markers at locations throughout the city documenting various apects of local history.
Scope and Content
Lethbridge Historical Society Annual Reports1995-1996, 1996-1997; Correspondence.
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19971082016
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Lethbridge Historical Society Consumer And Corporate Affairs Society Annual Returns

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Date Range
1996
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19971082017
Physical Description
1 item
Scope and Content
Lethbridge Historical Society Consumer and Corporate Affairs Society Annual Returns for 1988-1989
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1996
Physical Description
1 item
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Historical Society originated in 1888 as a scientific and historical society. The organizers included Alexander Moffat, John D. Higginbotham, Charles Magrath and other well known pioneers. There was some talk of preserving records but the main emphasis was on biweekly meetings at which papers were presented. The first histroical society seemed to fold up in the 1890's. There was an economic depression, growth in Lethbridge was stagnant and no one was interested in history. The historical society was resurrected in 1923. the purpose as that time was to use it as a vehicle to commemorate our coal mining pioneers, specifically Nicholas Sheran. Those responsible for the reorganization inclued C. J. Broderick, Judge J. A. Jackson and A. B. Hogg. After considerable work, the National Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was persuaded to recognize Sheran's contribution with a marker and plaque in Galt Gardens. After this success, the local Historcial Society seemed to become inactive, althought some meetintgs were held and papers presented from 1923 to 1928. In 1935, it was brought back to life once again. The prime movers were George Watson, J.S. Kirkham and A.B. Hogg. This time the purpose was to use the Historical Society as an organization to handle the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of Lethbridge. and again, after a successful celebration on July 23-26, 1935, the society again vanished from sight. It was resurrrected a fourth time in 1958, at the insigation of lethbridge City Council, who wanted to establish a museum in the city. Alderman Cliff Black tried, but was not able to reactivate a pemmican Club committee that had been trying to get funds to buikld a repllica of Fort Whoop-Up. He called on John Dutton and Muriel Gentleman to set up a historical society.The Civic Museum was opened in three rooms of the former Bowman School in 1964, with the historical society operating the facility. The museum moved in 1966 to the former Galt Hospital, and in 1967 re-opened as the Sir Alexander Galt Museum. The Historical Society ran the facitily until 1971, when on their recommendation it was taken over by the City of Lethbridge. In 1966 two publications of the Lethbridge Historical Society, booklets written by Alex Johnston on the Indian Battle of 1870 and On The Riverboat Era, launched an important part of the society's work - the publishing of historical material. Since then over 50 publications have been produced by the society as well as a bimonthly newsletter in circulation continously since 1967. It was the need for funds to support its publishing program that led the Lethbridge Historical Society to incorporate under the Provincial Societies Act on 19 March, 1987. The society required the legal status incorporation provided in order to secure grants and manage its own financial affairs. Since 1987, the Lethbridge Historical Society has continued to meet and publish information relevant to the study of the history of Lethbridge and southern Alberta. The society also organizes annual banquets, field trips to historic sites in southern Alberta, and the ALex Johnston Memorial Lecture Series, the society has also paced several markers at locations throughout the city documenting various apects of local history.
Scope and Content
Lethbridge Historical Society Consumer and Corporate Affairs Society Annual Returns for 1988-1989
Access Restrictions
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19971082017
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Lethbridge Historical Society Fonds

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Date Range
1981-1996
Material Type
Manuscript
Accession No.
19971082000
Physical Description
17 items
Scope and Content
Items include Correspondence; Financial information, Meeting minutes;
Material Type
Manuscript
Date Range
1981-1996
Physical Description
17 items
Physical Condition
Excellent
History / Biographical
The Lethbridge Historical Society originated in 1888 as a scientific and historical society. the organizers included Alexander Moffat, John D. Higginbotham, Charles Magrath and other well known pioneers. There was some talk of preserving records but the main emphasis was on biweekly meetings at which papers were presented. The first histroical society seemed to fold up in the 1890's. There was an economic depression, growth in Lethbridge was stagnant and no one was interested in history. The historical society was resurrected in 1923. the purpose as that time was to use it as a vehicle to commemorate our coal mining pioneers, specifically Nicholas Sheran. Those responsible for the reorganization inclued C. J. Broderick, Judge J. A. Jackson and A. B. Hogg. After considerable work, the National Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was persuaded to recognize Sheran's contribution with a marker and plaque in Galt Gardens. After this success, the local Historcial Society seemed to become inactive, althought some meetintgs were held and papers presented from 1923 to 1928. In 1935, it was brought back to life once again. The prime movers were George Watson, J.S. Kirkham and A.B. Hogg. This time the purpose was to use the Historical Society as an organization to handle the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the founding of Lethbridge. and again, after a successful celebration on July 23-26, 1935, the society again vanished from sight. It was resurrrected a fourth time in 1958, at the insigation of lethbridge City Council, who wanted to establish a museum in the city. Alderman Cliff Black tried, but was not able to reactivate a pemmican Club committee that had been trying to get funds to buikld a repllica of Fort Whoop-Up. He called on John Dutton and Muriel Gentleman to set up a historical society.The Civic Museum was opened in three rooms of the former Bowman School in 1964, with the historical society operating the facility. The museum moved in 1966 to the former Galt Hospital, and in 1967 re-opened as the Sir Alexander Galt Museum. The Historical Society ran the facitily until 1971, when on their recommendation it was taken over by the City of Lethbridge. In 1966 two publications of the Lethbridge Historical Society, booklets written by Alex Johnston on the Indian Battle of 1870 and On The Riverboat Era, launched an important part of the society's work - the publishing of historical material. Since then over 50 publications have been produced by the society as well as a bimonthly newsletter in circulation continously since 1967. It was the need for funds to support its publishing program that led the Lethbridge Historical Society to incorporate under the Provincial Societies Act on 19 March, 1987. The society required the legal status incorporation provided in order to secure grants and manage its own financial affairs. Since 1987, the Lethbridge Historical Society has continued to meet and publish information relevant to the study of the history of Lethbridge and southern Alberta. The society also organizes annual banquets, field trips to historic sites in southern Alberta, and the ALex Johnston Memorial Lecture Series, the society has also paced several markers at locations throughout the city documenting various apects of local history.
Scope and Content
Items include Correspondence; Financial information, Meeting minutes;
Access Restrictions
Public Access
Accession No.
19971082000
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