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Other Name
EATON'S FLAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, COTTON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20000032000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
EATON'S FLAG
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1999
Materials
NYLON, COTTON, STEEL
No. Pieces
3
Height
1.8
Length
186.0
Width
90.0
Description
RECTANGULAR. BACKGROUND COLOUR IS WHITE. AT TOP OF FLAG, IN NAVY BLUE IS "EATON". BELOW THIS ARE VARIOUS STRIPES; FROM TOP TO BOTTOM: A WIDE BURGUNDY, A NARROW WHITE, A NAVY BLUE, A THIN BLACK, A NARROW BURGUNDY, A WIDER WHITE, A NARROW BURGUNDY, A THIN BLACK, & A WIDE BLUE. ONE SIDE OF FLAG IS REINFORCED WITH A STRIP OF WHITE FABRIC (COTTON?). AT EITHER END OF THIS STRIP IS A PIECE OF WHITE ROPE; ONE OF THESE IS ATTACHED TO A WOODEN PIECE, AND THE OTHER IS TIED AROUND A STEEL HOOK WITH A NUT AROUND IT. THERE IS A TAG STITCHED TO STRIP OF WHITE COTTON THAT READS "DOMINION REGALIA LIMITED LIMITEE TORONTO".
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
History
WAS IN DONOR'S POSSESSION SINCE OCTOBER 1999. DONOR WAS AN EMPLOYEE OF EATONS IN POSITION OF CASH ADMINISTRATION FOR 11 YEARS. SHE WAS OFFERED THE FLAG IN THE LAST DAYS OF EATONS (BEFORE MANY STORES WERE CLOSED ACROSS CANADA IN 1999) WITH THE INTENT TO FIND A GOOD HOME FOR IT. NEITHER THE DONOR NOR THE DISPLAY ARTIST OF EATONS REMEMBERS THE FLAGS USE AT THE STORE. IS SUSPECTED THAT IT WAS USED AT OLD 4TH AVENUE LOCATION ON FLAGPOLE, BUT NOT CONFIRMED. SEE P19990061001-GA FOR MORE HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000032000
Acquisition Date
2000-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BOY SCOUT'S BANNER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
BURLAP, COTTON, FELT
Catalogue Number
P20000098048
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BOY SCOUT'S BANNER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
BURLAP, COTTON, FELT
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.8
Length
126.5
Width
71.5
Description
YELLOW BURLAP? FLAG, WITH GREEN APPLIQUES. IN THE CENTER OF THE FLAG IS A WOLF'S HEAD. BELOW THIS IS A BANNER SHAPE, OUTLINED IN GREEN, THAT READS "DO YOUR BEST". BELOW THIS ARE THE WORDS "WOLF CUBS'. AT TOP OF BANNER, IN FELT, IS "42ND LETHBRIDGE". ON LEFT HAND SIDE OF FLAG IS A SLEEVE FOR A FLAG POLE. FLAG HAS A NUMBER OF SMALL HOLES IN IT.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SCOUTING HAS CHANGED ITS ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE AND THE LETHBRIDGE DISTRICT HAS BEEN ABSORBED INTO A WIDER GEOGRAPHICAL AREA. ON MAY 25TH 2000, OFFICE OFFICIALLY CLOSED BUT BOY SCOUTS STILL REMAIN IN OFFICE. DUE TO FEAR OF ITEMS LOSS THEY WERE GIVEN TO THE MUSEUM. SCOUTING IN LETHBRIDGE BEGAN IN 1914. SEE P20000041001-5-GA FOR MORE HISTORY ON SCOUTING IN LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P20000098048
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
FLAG CARRIER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
VINYL, SYNTHETIC FABRIC, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20000098046
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLAG CARRIER
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
VINYL, SYNTHETIC FABRIC, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
5.0
Length
68.0
Width
15.0
Description
TWO STRAPS, BACK TO BACK, MADE OF BROWN VINYL FORMED INTO A LOOP. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LOOP IS A CUP SHAPE, MADE OF VINYL. THE STRAPS BUCKLE TOGETHER BY A STEEL BUCKLE, AND A VINYL BELT LOOP. PRINTED ON THE END OF ONE OF THE STRAPS, IN YELLOW, IS AN INVERTED V-SHAPE. IN THE CENTER OF THE V IS A MAPLE LEAF WITH A FLEUR DE LIS IN THE CENTER. BELOW THIS READS "SCOUTS CANADA".
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P20000098001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000098046
Acquisition Date
2001-07
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
FLAG CARRIER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
Catalogue Number
P20000098045
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
FLAG CARRIER
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
LEATHER, BRASS
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.7
Length
59.0
Width
21.0
Description
A SINGLE, BROWN LEATHER STRAP FORMED INTO A LOOP. AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LOOP IS A CUP SHAPE, ALSO OF BROWN LEATHER. THE STRAP BUCKLES TOGETHER BY A BRASS BUCKLE. STRAP IS WORN; DARK BROWN COLOUR HAS BEEN RUBBED OFF IN MANY SPOTS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P20000098001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000098045
Acquisition Date
2001-07
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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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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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
TREE TOPPER
Date Range From
1956
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, GLASS
Catalogue Number
P20060032008
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TREE TOPPER
Date Range From
1956
Date Range To
1980
Materials
CARDBOARD, PLASTIC, GLASS
No. Pieces
4
Height
7.5
Length
31
Width
7
Description
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT IS BOXED AND SITS IN A PLASTIC FORM - 4 PIECES. BOX RED AND WHITE MARKED "MOUTH BLOWN HAND PAINTED GLASS ORNAMENTS." SIDE OF BOX MARKED " DIV. OF. INVERSIONES NAVIDAD S.A. CALI, COLUMBIA MADE IN COLUMBIA S.A.". PRICE TAG MARKED "CO-OP HARDWARE $5.99". ORNAMENT BASE IS BLUE WITH CYLINDRICAL OPENING FOR TREE TOP. TOP HALF OF ORNAMENT IS A SILVER SCREWDRIVER-SHAPE FEATURING RED, GREEN AND ORANGE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR TREVOR BENNET AT TIME OF DONATION, THE TREE TOPPER DATES TO ABOUT 1956, AROUND THE TIME THE CO-OP STORES WERE FOUNDED. BENNET SAID "I WOULD THINK THIS WAS PURCHASED AT THE CITY CENTER CO-OP IN CALGARY. THIS WOULD LIKELY HAVE BEEN A PLACE WHERE WE WENT FOR LUNCH WHILE WE WAITED FOR THE TRAIN (DAYLINER THEN) TO TAKE US BACK TO LETHBRIDGE. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN PURCHASED AFTER ONE OF MY APPOINTMENTS AT THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL AS AN OUT PATIENT WITH DR. GORDON TOWNSEND. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060032008
Acquisition Date
2006-10
Collection
Museum
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ORNAMENT, CHRISTMAS TREE

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Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE
Date Range From
1959
Date Range To
2005
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, CARDBOARD, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20060032018
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHRISTMAS TREE
Date Range From
1959
Date Range To
2005
Materials
ALUMINUM, CARDBOARD, WOOD
No. Pieces
49
Height
17
Length
62
Width
17
Description
ALLUMINUM CHRISTMAS TREE IN BOX. TOP OF BOX MARKED " STAINLESS ALUMINUM 43 BRANCHES 6FT CHRISTMAS TREE WITH TRIPOD STAND FOR ADDED BEAUTY". STAND CONSISTS OF TRIPOD WITH TWO WOODEN RODS. BOX ALSO CONTAINS A PIECE OF TREE GARLAND AND A THIN METAL ROD. BRANCHES ARE INDIVIDUALLY WRAPPED IN BROWN PAPER.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
DOMESTIC
History
ACCORDING TO DONOR TREVOR BENNET AT TIME OF DONATION, HE RECALLED THE TREE BEING PURCHASED IN CALGARY FROM THE DOWNTOWN HUDSON BAY STORE IN 1959-60. BENNET SAID, "I ALWAYS SET IT (THE TREE) UP IN THE AREA WHICH SERVED AS A MUSIC ROOM IN MY PARENTS' HOME. IT STOOD ON A LOW WOODEN TABLE. A STRING OF PARALLEL WIRED - C -7 LIGHTS WOULD BE TAPED TO THE EDGE OF THE TABLE SO THE LIGHTS WOULD REFLECT OFF THE TREE." THE DONOR WOULD DECORATE THE TREE WITH UNBREAKALBE BELLS AND SOME BREAKABLE GLASS BALLS. BENNET SAID, "I MADE A NEW TOP FROM A LENGTH OF COAT HANGER WRAPPED IN TREE GARLAND." THE NEW TOP ALLOWED THE DONOR TO USE A GLASS TREE TOPPER ON THE TREE. THE DONOR CLAIMS THAT ALL OF THE BRANCHES ARE IN THEIR ORIGINAL WRAPPING PLUS THE EXTRA BRANCHES THAT THE DONOR MADE HIMSELF. THE TREE WAS LAST USED IN 2005 WHEN IT WAS PLACED IN THE DONOR'S FRONT ENTRANCE TO GREET HIS VISITORS. THE DONOR STATED THAT HE FELT IT WAS TIME TO RETIRE THE TREE. FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE PERMANENT FILE.
Catalogue Number
P20060032018
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
CHURCH STEEPLE BELL
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
2003
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
IRON
Catalogue Number
P20060021007
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHURCH STEEPLE BELL
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
2003
Materials
IRON
No. Pieces
2
Height
60
Length
56
Diameter
5
Description
CAST IRON STEEPLE BELL WITH CLAPPER. CAST IRON MOUNT AND CORD HOLDING MOVEMENT WHEEL (SEPARATE PCE) FOR BELL OPERATION. ROPE ATTACHED TO ARM OF MOUNT. RD PAINT CAN BE SEEN ON INTERIOR OF BELL THROUGH WEAR OF METAL. BELL IS VERY RUSTED.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
BELL WAS USED UP TO THE CLOSURE OF THE ST. MARY'S CHURCH IN 2003. IT WAS RUNG BEFORE EACH SERVICE TO SUMMON THE FAITHFUL. THE BELL DOES NOT HAVE A MUSICAL SOUND, AND IT IS SAID THAT THE BELL CAME FROM THE FIRST LOCOMOTIVE USED IN THE LETHBRIDGE COLLIERY. AS MANY OF THE EARLY PARISHIONERS OF ST. MARY'S WERE MINING FAMILIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE NUMBER 3 MINE, IT IS A VERY PLAUSIBLE STORY. THIS STORY HAS BEEN REPEATED IN A NUMBER OF PRINTED ARTICLES, SOME OF WHICH ARE IN THE ARCHIVES IN CALGARY. 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
P20060021007
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
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