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Other Name
KIWANIS CLUB INTERNATIONAL SHIELD
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
1947
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SILVER, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19760046000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KIWANIS CLUB INTERNATIONAL SHIELD
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
1947
Materials
SILVER, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Length
45.8
Width
37.5
Description
KIWANIS CREST IN CENTRE OF SHIELD. "WESTERN CANADA DISTRICT" ABOVE CREST. INDIVIDUAL CRESTS READ: "1922 JAN-JULY MOOSE JAW CLUB, JULY-DEC. PRINCE ALBERT CLUB" "1945 LETHBRIDGE 1946" "1939 JAN.-JUNE MEDICINE HAT JULY-DEC. LETHBRIDGE 1935 JAN.-JULY SASKATOON CLUB "1933 JULY-DEC. LETHBRIDGE CLUB". "1931 JAN-DEC. REGINA CLUB" "1929 JAN.-DEC. REGINA CLUB" "1927 JAN.- JULY REGINA CLUB" "JULY-DEC. REGINA CLUB", "1925 JAN-JULY MOOSE JAW CLUB" "1936-37 JAN-JULY SASKATOON CLUB" "1941-42 JAN.DEC. LETHBRIDGE CLUB" "1926 JAN-JULY REGINA CLUB JULY-DEC. REGINA CLUB, "1928 JAN-DEC. REGINA CLUB", "1930 JAN.-DEC. REGINA CLUB", "1934 JAN.-JUNE LETHBRIDGE CLUB", JULY-DEC. LETHBRIDGE CLUB" "1937 JAN. TO JULY SWIFT CURRENT" "1943-44 JAN. TO DEC. LETHBRIDGE CLUB" "1940 JAN.- JULY PRINCE ALBERT CLUB" "JULY TO DEC. LETHBRIDGE". CREST AT BOTTOM OF SHIELD: "PRESENTED TO LETHBRIDGE CLUB 1947". PAINTED BLACK BASE WITH CRESTS ALL IN SILVER.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
Catalogue Number
P19760046000
Acquisition Date
1975-12
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19780036000
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1940
Date Range To
1945
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
54.6
Width
20.3
Description
MAPLE LEAF DESIGN. EMBOSSED IN RED LETTERS IS "HE SERVED HIS COUNTRY".
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
USED TO MARK SERVICE GRAVE (UNKNOWN WHICH ONE) BY ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION (GENERAL STEWART BRANCH). FOUND IN LEGION BUILDING BEFORE DEMOLITION. BUILDING WAS ORIGINALLY BUILT BY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. USED FOR IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT. IT WAS CALLED THE DOMINION PUBLIC BLDG.
Catalogue Number
P19780036000
Acquisition Date
1978-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
KNEELING BOARD
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
COTTON, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19970041592
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
KNEELING BOARD
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
COTTON, WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.5
Length
35.5
Width
19.1
Description
SLIGHTLY CURVED RECTANGULAR WOOD BOARD WITH LINEN COVERED CUSHION. COVERING IS BROWN AND RED WITH CRANES. ONE CORNER IS WORN THROUGH AND TORN. BACK OF BOARD HAS PAPER COVERING WITH MULTIPLE COLUMNS OF JAPANESE CHARACTERS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
DONOR RELATES THAT THIS CUSHION IS A KNEELING BOARD USED TO PRAY AND MEDITATE. DONOR IS UNSURE OF ITS ORIGINS BUT BELIEVES THAT IT WAS BROUGHT TO CANADA BY ONE OF HER PARENTS, BOTH OF WHOM WERE DEVOUT PEOPLE. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041592
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
OFFERING BOX
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P19970041624
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
OFFERING BOX
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD, PAPER
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.3
Length
8.7
Width
5.9
Description
RECTANGULAR PLAIN WOOD BOX WITH MEDIUM FINISH AND SLOT CUT IN TOP. BOTTOM HAS HOLE CUT AND IS COVERED WITH BROWN PAPER.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
OFFERING BOX WAS USED BY DONOR'S FATHER, REV. G.G. NAKAYAMA, IN HIS CHURCHES IN VANCOUVER AND COALDALE. POSSIBLY A SUNDAY SCHOOL OFFERING BOX. THE NAKAYAMA FAMILY WAS ORIGINALLY FROM VANCOUVER BUT MOVED TO COALDALE FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WHEN THEY WERE INTERNED AT SLOCAN CITY IN THE INTERIOR OF BRITISH COLUMBIA BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT. THE DONOR'S FATHER, REV. CANON G.G. NAKAYAMA, WAS AN ANGLICAN MINISTER IN VANCOUVER, AND THEN ESTABLISHED THE CHURCH OF THE ASCENSION IN COALDALE IN 1945 WHERE HE SERVED UNTIL 1970. SEE RECORD P19970041001 FOR EXPANDED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION AND PERMANENT FILE FOR FURTHER HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19970041624
Acquisition Date
1997-01
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LADIES TRAINMEN
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
2002
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20060010001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LADIES TRAINMEN
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
2002
Materials
WOOD, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
28.5
Width
7.5
Description
WOODEN GAVEL WITH GRN,RD AND WHT RIBBONS. DECORATIVE TURNED HANDLE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
GAVEL WAS USED BY THE PRESIDENT TO BRING MEETINGS TO ORDER AND "TO STOP THE GOSSIPING". RIBBONS DECORATING THE GAVEL WERE THE LODGE'S COLOURS. DONOR CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE ARTIFACT(S) AS THE LAST PRESIDENT OF THE CPR LADIES LODGE. SINCE THERE WERE NO NEW MEMBERS AND FIVE MEMBERS WERE NEEDED TO HAVE A MEETING, THE LODGE AMALGAMATED WITH MEDICINE HAT. THE PAST SECRETARY MOVED TO A NURSING HOME AND THE DONOR BECAME BOTH PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY. THE AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION, FORMERLY THE LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729 WAS A CHAPTER OF THE LADIES TRAINMEN. THE LADIES AUXILIARY WAS ORGANIZED INFORMALLY BY SOPHIA J. GRANGER SHORTLY AFTER THE FORMATION OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN (BRT) ON 16 SEPTEMBER 1886 IN FORT GRATIOT, MICHIGAN. THE LADIES AUXILIARY WAS FORMALLY RECOGNIZED AT THE BRT CONVENTION IN OCTOBER 1888, AND THE FIRST CHARTER WAS GRANTED TO THE GRAND LODGE LADIES AUXILIARY TO THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN AT FORT GRATIOT ON 23 JANUARY 1889. THE AIMS OF THE LADIES AUXILIARY TO THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN ARE HERE QUOTED FROM THE CONSTITUTION AND GENERAL RULES REVISED TO 1951. "TO UNITE THE FAMILIES OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN; TO PROMOTE THEIR WELFARE SOCIALLY, MORALLY AND INTELLECTUALLY, AND TO ENCOURAGE THEM IN ALL THINGS PERTAINING TO THE GOOD OF THE BROTHERHOOD, THE AUXILIARY HAS BEEN ORGANIZED. CONVINCED THAT IT IS FOR THE GOOD OF THE BROTHERHOOD IN GENERAL, AND FOR OUR OWN WELFARE, THAT A MUTUAL GOOD FEELING SHOULD, AT ALL TIMES, EXIST BETWEEN BOTH ORGANIZATIONS, IT SHALL BE OUR CONSTANT AIM AND ENDEAVOR TO CREATE AND MAINTAIN THE SAME. SUCH ARE THE AIMS AND INTENTIONS OF THE LADIES AUXILIARY TO THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN." ON 10 MARCH 1970 THE BRT MERGED WITH THREE OTHER UNIONS TO BECOME THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION, AND THE NAME OF THE AUXILIARY WAS CHANGED TO LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION UNION. THE ORGANIZATION CONTINUES TO EXIST AT THE TIME OF THIS WRITING. FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729, LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE UNITED TRANSPORTATION, WAS FORMED AT MEETING HELD IN THE MOOSE HALL IN LETHBRIDGE ON 3 FEBRUARY 1922 AS FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729, LADIES AUXILIARY OF THE BROTHERHOOD OF RAILROAD TRAINMEN, THE 14 CHARTER MEMBERS OF THE LODGE WERE: MARY E. CAMPBELL, AMANDA CHOINIERE, LORETTA DAVIDSON, MARAGET GOODALL, JESSIE GORDON, MARY V. HIGHTON (SECRETARY), MABEL KEIVER (PAST PRESIDENT), LILLIE MAHON (PRESIDENT), ETTA MACDONALD, LUCY MURPHY, ANNA ROY, CLARA R. SMITH, BLANCHE WANS (VICE PRESIDENT) AND LEORA V. WRAY (TREASURER).MRS. WRAY PROPOSED THE NAME "FRIENDSHIP" FOR THE LODGE, WHICH WAS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY. A LIST OF PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729, AS WELL AS ALL MEMBERS WHO JOINED FROM 1922 TO 1989 THAT IS AVAILABLE IN THE LODGE HISTORY. THE AIMS OF FRIENDSHIP LODGE WERE THE SAME AS THOSE OF THE PARENT ORGANIZATION. IN ADDITION, THE LODGE REGULARLY CONTRIBUTED MONEY AS WELL AS VOLUNTEERED GOODS AND TIME TO ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS THE SALVATION ARMY, LETHBRIDGE HANDICAPPED RIDING ASSOCIATION, LETHBRIDGE SOUP KITCHEN AND LETHBRIDGE REGIONAL HOSPITAL. IN THE MID 1990S, THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE LODGE BEGAN TO DECLINE AS MEMBERS GREW OLDER, AND NO NEW MEMBERS WERE RECRUITED. THE CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES OF FRIENDSHIP LODGE NO. 729 CEASED ABOUT THE TURN OF THE 21ST CENTURY AND THE LODGE SURRENDERED ITS CHARTER ON 31 DECEMBER 2004.
Catalogue Number
P20060010001
Acquisition Date
2006-05
Collection
Museum
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Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20060010002
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
1970
Materials
SYNTHETIC MATERIAL, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
112
Width
14
Description
BLK SHEER VEIL. FIVE HOLES ON END OF VEIL. VEIL EDGE GATHERED BY CLOTH RIBBON WITH PIN ATTACHED TO ONE RIBBON. SMALL PERMA-PLEATS ARE FOLDED INTO THE MATERIAL. BLK SQUARE COTTON CLOTH WITH LOOSE WEAVE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
DONOR CAME INTO POSSESSION OF THE ARTIFACT(S) AS THE LAST PRESIDENT OF THE CPR LADIES LODGE. SINCE THERE WERE NO NEW MEMBERS AND FIVE MEMBERS WERE NEEDED TO HAVE A MEETING, THE LODGE AMALGAMATED WITH MEDICINE HAT. THE PAST SECRETARY MOVED TO A NURSING HOME AND THE DONOR BECAME BOTH PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY. BLK VEIL WAS USED TO DRAPE THE CHARTER WHEN MEMBERS DIED AND LIKELY KEPT IN THE "ELITE SUPREME" BOX. (DONOR COULD NOT QUITE RECALL THE BOX, BUT ASSUMED THAT IS WHAT IT WAS FOR). BLK CLOTH WAS DRAPED OVER THE ALTER AND A BIBLE WAS PLACED ON TOP OF BOTH. THE PASSING (FUNERARY) CEREMONY WAS HELD IN MAY, THE LAST BEING HELD IN THE 70S. ONCE THE MEETINGS BEGAN TO BE HELD IN HOMES THE CEREMONY DID NOT CONTINUE. SEE P20060010001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY ON THE CPR LADIES LODGE.
Catalogue Number
P20060010002
Acquisition Date
2006-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
PENNY JAR
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
2002
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P20060010003
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PENNY JAR
Date Range From
1922
Date Range To
2002
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
1
Height
12
Diameter
13
Description
HOMEMADE PIGGY BANK MADE FROM JAM CAN. BLK TIN PENNY JAR. HAND PAINTED GRN TEXT READS "PENNY JAR". TOP OF JAR HAS SLOT OPENING TO DROP COINS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
BANK WAS USED BY MEMBERS TO COLLECT PENNIES FOR MEMBER'S BIRTHDAY AND USED FOR OTHER LIKE DONATIONS. DONOR CAME INTO POSSION OF THE ARTIFACT(S) AS THE LAST PRESIDENT OF THE CPR LADIES LODGE. SINCE THERE WERE NO NEW MEMBERS AND FIVE MEMBERS WERE NEEDED TO HAVE A MEETING, THE LODGE AMALGAMATED WITH MEDICINE HAT. THE PAST SECRETARY MOVED TO A NURSING HOME AND THE DONOR BECAME BOTH PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY. SEE P20060010001 FOR COMPLETE HISTORY ON THE CPR LADIES LODGE.
Catalogue Number
P20060010003
Acquisition Date
2006-05
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WREATH
Date Range From
1947
Date Range To
1951
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, ALUMINUM, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20060032013
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WREATH
Date Range From
1947
Date Range To
1951
Materials
PLASTIC, ALUMINUM, GLASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
6.5
Diameter
27
Description
ELECTRIC GREEN CHRISTMAS WREATH WITH RED LIGHT BULB IN CENTER. PLASTIC EVERGREEN WREATH WITH RED AND WHITE BERRIES. THREE BELLS ATTACHED TO WREATH. A GOLD ALUMINUM REFLECTOR SURROUNDS THE LIGHT BULB.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR TREVOR BENNET AT TIME OF DONATION, THE WREATH WAS ALWAYS HANGING FROM THE CENTRE SECTION OF A GLASS DOOR AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE OF HIS PARENTS' HOME. IT WAS PROBABLY PURCHASED BETWEEN 1947 AND 1951. THE WREATH WAS BROUGHT OUT EVERY YEAR UNTIL BENNET LEFT HOME IN 1974. HE SAID, "I JUST BARELY REMEMBER IT BEING IN USE AT MY ORIGINAL HOME AT 1818 - 5TH AVE. NORTH IN LETHBRIDGE." FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060032013
Acquisition Date
2006-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ALTER CROSS
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
2003
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20060021001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ALTER CROSS
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
2003
Materials
BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
78
Length
44
Width
24
Description
BRASS ALTER CROSS. CROSS SITS ON A THREE TIERED BRASS BASE. CENTER AXES OF CROSS READS "IHS". FOUR POINT OF CROSS HAS A CLOVER-LIKE SHAPE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
ALTER CROSS IS BELIEVED TO BE ORIGINAL TO THE BUILDING (1912) OR EARLIER. WHEN THE ALTER WAS MOVED FROM THE EAST WALL OF THE CHURCH IN 1966, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE CROSS WAS TOO LARGE, OBSCURING THE PRIEST WHEN HE STOOD "BEHIND" THE ALTER. DURING THESE SERVICES, THE CROSS WAS MOVED TO ANOTHER TABLE IN THE SANCTUARY, BUT WAS ALWAYS RETURNED TO ITS PLACE OF HONOR AFTER EACH SERVICE. THE LETTERS "IHS" IN THE CENTER SECTION OF THE CROSS, ALTHOUGH COMMONLY BELIEVED TO BE AN ABBREVIATION FOR "IN HIS SERVICE" ACTUALLY ARE THE FIRST THREE LETTERS OF JESUS' NAME IN GREEK. ST MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH BEGAN EARLY IN THE 1900S. THE EARLIEST ARCHIVAL RECORD IS A STATEMENT MADE IN JANUARY, 1906 THAT A GROUP OF PROMINENT MEMBERS OF ST. AUGUSTIN’S PARISHIONERS AGREED TO COVER A DEFICIT IN THE OPERATION OF ST. MARY’S MISSION UP TO $300. APPARENTLY, ST. MARY’S EXISTED BEFORE THIS DECISION, BUT IT IS UNKNOWN FOR HOW LONG. A FORMAL ORGANIZATION MEETING FOR ST. MARY’S MISSION WAS HELD ON APRIL 20. 1908. THE SEPARATE PARISH OF ST. MARY’S WAS ESTABLISHED ON FEBRUARY 1, 1910. THE “NEW” CHURCH WAS BUILT IN 1912, AND USED BY THE PARISH UNTIL IT CLOSED IN 2003. THE NORTH SIDE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP THEN RENTED THE BUILDING UNTIL 2006, WHEN THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD TO A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL. THERE WERE AT LEAST EIGHT RECTORS (PRIESTS) AT ST MARY’S BETWEEN 1910 AND 1944, INCLUDING SOME PERIODS OF TIME WHEN NO PRIEST WAS AVAILABLE (OR AFFORDABLE). IN 1944, ROBERT COWAN ARRIVED AND SERVED ST. MARY’S FOR THE NEXT 37 YEARS UNTIL 1981, A TERM UNPARALLELED IN THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CALGARY. IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT ST. MARY’S BECAME KNOWN HAS ST. MARY THE VIRGIN. CANON COWAN RETURNED TO ST MARY’S AS A PARISHIONER FOR A FEW YEARS LATER, AND REMAINED UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1999. MICHAEL EBSWORTH SERVED AS RECTOR FROM 1981 UNTIL 1994, WHEN HE RESIGNED DUE TO HEALTH REASONS. FATHER EBSWORTH REMAINED A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE, OFTEN SERVING AS A “VISITING” PRIEST, AND HE TOOK PART IN THE FINAL SERVICE AT ST. MARY’S HELD ON AUGUST 14, 2003. IN THE FINAL DECADE OF ST MARY’S EXISTENCE, FIVE OTHER PRIESTS SERVED THE PARISH, INCLUDING TWO FEMALE PRIESTS WHICH SOME FOUND SURPRISING DUE TO ST. MARY’S TRADITIONAL LITURGICAL PRACTICES. THE CHURCH CLOSED AND AMALGAMATED WITH THE ANGLICAN PARISH OF ST. AUGUSTINE. OTHER OBJECTS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIALS ASSOCIATED WITH ST. MARY'S OPERATION WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CALGARY. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE, ST MARY'S WAS THE LONGEST OPERATING OF ANY LETHBRIDGE CHURCH IN THE CURRENT PREMISES. FOR COMPLETE HISTORY SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060021001
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HYMN BOARD & NUMBER HANGING
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, COTTON, PAPER
Catalogue Number
P20060021004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HYMN BOARD & NUMBER HANGING
Date Range From
1945
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WOOD, COTTON, PAPER
No. Pieces
28
Height
119
Length
30.5
Width
2
Description
1. WOODEN HYMN BOARD WITH NUMBERS. BOARD DISPLAYS A BLK CROSS ON THE TOP DESIGN VERY SIMPLE. SOLD WOOD BOARD WITH AREAS TO PLACE NUMBERS IN. TEXT ON BOARD READS "PSALM", "HYMN". (1 PCE). 2. CLOTH HANGING FOR NUMBERS. PNK, ORANGE AND YLLW STRIPED DESIGN WITH YLLW ROPE ON TOP FOR HANGING. (1 PCE). 3. BLK PAPER CARDS WITH WHT NUMBERS 1-8. (26 PCE)
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
NUMBERS OF THE PSALM AND HYMNS TO BE SUNG DURING THE SERVICE WERE PLACED ON THE BOARD. ST MARY’S ANGLICAN CHURCH BEGAN EARLY IN THE 1900S. THE EARLIEST ARCHIVAL RECORD IS A STATEMENT MADE IN JANUARY, 1906 THAT A GROUP OF PROMINENT MEMBERS OF ST. AUGUSTIN’S PARISHIONERS AGREED TO COVER A DEFICIT IN THE OPERATION OF ST. MARY’S MISSION UP TO $300. APPARENTLY, ST. MARY’S EXISTED BEFORE THIS DECISION, BUT IT IS UNKNOWN FOR HOW LONG. A FORMAL ORGANIZATION MEETING FOR ST. MARY’S MISSION WAS HELD ON APRIL 20. 1908. THE SEPARATE PARISH OF ST. MARY’S WAS ESTABLISHED ON FEBRUARY 1, 1910. THE “NEW” CHURCH WAS BUILT IN 1912, AND USED BY THE PARISH UNTIL IT CLOSED IN 2003. THE NORTH SIDE CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP THEN RENTED THE BUILDING UNTIL 2006, WHEN THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD TO A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL. THERE WERE AT LEAST EIGHT RECTORS (PRIESTS) AT ST MARY’S BETWEEN 1910 AND 1944, INCLUDING SOME PERIODS OF TIME WHEN NO PRIEST WAS AVAILABLE (OR AFFORDABLE). IN 1944, ROBERT COWAN ARRIVED AND SERVED ST. MARY’S FOR THE NEXT 37 YEARS UNTIL 1981, A TERM UNPARALLELED IN THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CALGARY. IT WAS DURING THIS TIME THAT ST. MARY’S BECAME KNOWN HAS ST. MARY THE VIRGIN. CANON COWAN RETURNED TO ST MARY’S AS A PARISHIONER FOR A FEW YEARS LATER, AND REMAINED UNTIL HIS DEATH IN 1999. MICHAEL EBSWORTH SERVED AS RECTOR FROM 1981 UNTIL 1994, WHEN HE RESIGNED DUE TO HEALTH REASONS. FATHER EBSWORTH REMAINED A RESIDENT OF LETHBRIDGE, OFTEN SERVING AS A “VISITING” PRIEST, AND HE TOOK PART IN THE FINAL SERVICE AT ST. MARY’S HELD ON AUGUST 14, 2003. IN THE FINAL DECADE OF ST MARY’S EXISTENCE, FIVE OTHER PRIESTS SERVED THE PARISH, INCLUDING TWO FEMALE PRIESTS WHICH SOME FOUND SURPRISING DUE TO ST. MARY’S TRADITIONAL LITURGICAL PRACTICES. THE CHURCH CLOSED AND AMALGAMATED WITH THE ANGLICAN PARISH OF ST. AUGUSTINE. OTHER OBJECTS AND ARCHIVAL MATERIALS ASSOCIATED WITH ST. MARY'S OPERATION WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE ANGLICAN DIOCESE OF CALGARY. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE, ST MARY'S WAS THE LONGEST OPERATING OF ANY LETHBRIDGE CHURCH IN THE CURRENT PREMISES. FOR COMPLETE HISTORY SEE PERMANENT FILE P20060021001.
Catalogue Number
P20060021004
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
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