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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
Images
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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
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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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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
CROSS
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2003
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20060021009
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CROSS
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2003
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
40.5
Length
21.5
Width
10
Description
WOOD CROSS ON THREE TIER WOOD BASE. BOTTOM OF BASE IS MARKED "A. C_AY 1929-1932".
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
CROSS WAS PLACED ON A FLOWER TABLE AT THE ST. MARY'S CHURCH IN THE MAIN SECTION. IT WAS ALSO SOMETIMES USED FOR OTHER PURPOSES, INCLUDING THE PENITENTIAL SEASON OF LENT LEADING UP TO GOOD FRIDAY. IT WAS USED ON GOOD FRIDAY BECAUSE WOOD IS CONSIDERED TO BE LESS EXTRAVAGANT THEN ANY OTHER TYPE OF METAL. 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
P20060021009
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
BUTSUGU
Date Range From
1947
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P20070020002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BUTSUGU
Date Range From
1947
Date Range To
2007
No. Pieces
46
Description
BELL STAND: A. BELL STAND, CIRCULAR WOODEN SHELF, PAINTED RED WITH GOLD TRIM, CONSISTS OF 2 PCES, HEIGHT 28.2, DIAMETER 30.2. BASE OF STAND HAS CIRCULAR DISC ON WHICH FOUR-LEGGED STRUCTURE AFFIXED. FOUR SMALL PEGS ON BASE INSERT INTO TOP PIECE. BELL STICK: B. WOODEN RED-PAINTED HANDLE, LEATHER STRIKING SURFACE, LENGTH 31.8, DIAMETER 3.1. PAINT ON HANDLE HEAVILY WORN. 1 PCE. BOX: C. BLACK-PAINTED WOODEN BOX WITH LID, 2 PCES, HEIGHT 44.7, LENGTH 37.0, WIDTH 36.5. INSIDE OF BOX AND LID UNFINISHED. CHUKIN: D. BELL, BRASS, BOWL-SHAPED, HEIGHT 18.1, DIAMETER 27.1. JAPANESE NAME IS, “CHUKIN,” WHICH MEANS A MIDDLE-SIZED BELL. FINISH OF BELL APPEARS TO RESEMBLE BRONZE, INSIDE OF BELL PAINTED BLACK. LARGE DENT ON UNDERSIDE OF BELL. ASIAN CHARACTERS ON SIDE OF BELL TRANSLATE TO, “GENRYU (THE MAKER OF THE BELL), KYOTO.” 1 PCE. DANMORI: E. WOODEN STAND WITH FOUR SHELVES, PARTIALLY PAINTED BLACK, SET OF TWO, HEIGHT 53.5, DIAMETER 22.0. JAPANESE NAME IS, “DANMORI,” WHICH TRANSLATES TO, “TIER-PILE.” SHELVES ATTACHED TO FOUR PILLARS, ONLY EDGES OF SHELVES, PILLARS AND BASE OF STAND PAINTED. 2 PCES TTL. KIKU-RINTO: F. HANGING LANTERN, BRASS, SET OF TWO, EACH SET CONTAINS 14 BRASS PCES, TTL HEIGHT 84.0, WIDTH 34.0. JAPANESE NAME IS, “KIKU-RINTO,” WHICH TRANSLATES TO, “CHRYSANTHEMUM CIRCULAR-LAMP.” BOTTOM PIECE IS DISH WITH SCALLOPED EDGES. TWO INCREASINGLY SMALLER SIMILAR DISHES SIT INSIDE. RING SITS IN TOP-MOST DISH, AND LIGHT FIXTURE WOULD SIT HERE. SEMI-CIRCULAR BAND DECORATED WITH CHRYSANTHEMUM FLOWERS ARCHES OVER DISHES, ATTACHES TO BOTTOM-MOST DISH WITH TWO PEGS. (ONE PEG MISSING FROM ONE SET). VERTICAL BRASS PLATE DECORATED WITH CHRYSANTHEMUMS ATTACHES WITH HOOK TO SEMI-CIRCULAR ARCH. ATTACHING TO TOP OF VERTICAL PLATE IS LONG HOOK WITH SHELF. SITTING ON SHELF IS LARGE DISH, BOWL FACING FLOOR, WITH WIDE LIP AND SCALLOPED EDGES. TWO METAL DISCS SIT ON TOP OF DISH, BOTTOM MOST ON HAS SPOKES RADIATING FROM CENTRE POINT, TOP-MOST DISC RESEMBLES A FLOWER. DOORKNOB-LIKE OBJECT WITH SEMI-CIRCULAR HANDLE IS FINAL PIECE TO SIT ON SHELF, AND PEG SECURES ALL THESE PIECES TOGETHER. CHAIN WOULD THEN BE USED TO HANG ENTIRE STRUCTURE FROM CEILING. 27 PCES TTL. KORO: G. INCENSE-BURNER AND LID, BRONZE, HEIGHT 27.0, DIAMETER 25.7, 3 PCES. JAPANESE NAME IS, “KORO,” WHICH TRANSLATES TO, “INCENSE-BURNER.” BASE PIECE IS BOWL-SHAPED DISH WITH THREE LEGS AND TWO ‘L’ SHAPED HANDLES, SECOND PIECE IS DISH THAT SITS INSIDE BASE AND CONTAINS BURNT INCENSE REMAINS, THIRD PIECE IS ORNATE LID WITH SCULPTURE OF MYTHOLOGICAL CHINESE DRAGON ON TOP. ROSOKU-TATE: H. CANDLE-STICK HOLDERS, BRONZE, SET OF TWO, 55.1 X 19.5 X 19.5. EACH SET HAS 3 PCES. JAPANESE NAME IS, “ROSOKU-TATE,” WHICH TRANSLATES TO, “CANDLE-STICK HOLDER.” BOTTOM PIECE HAS BASE WITH THREE LEGS, LEGS MADE UP OF DRAGON HEADS WITH TONGUES STICKING OUT. MIDDLE PIECE DEPICTS TWO CRANES WHOSE WINGS ARE SPREAD AND PROTRUDE HORIZONTALLY FROM CANDLESTICK SHAFT. TOP PIECE THAT COLLECTS WAX IS DISH-SHAPED WITH WIDE LIP, SCALLOPED EDGES. UNDERSIDE OF DISH HAS PLANT VEIN MOTIF. 6 PCES TTL. SCROLL: I. PAPER, HEIGHT 147.0, WIDTH 46.8. SCROLL DEPICTS FIGURE, SHINRAN SHONIN, WITH MEDITATION BEADS, RED AND DARK PURPLE DECORATIVE BORDER. BOTTOM OF SCROLL AFFIXED TO RED DOWEL, TOP OF SCROLL HAS STRING FOR HANGING. LOWER RIGHT CORNER OF SCROLL MARKED WITH KANJI CHARACTERS READING, “HUMBLY COPIED,” AND STAMP OF THE ARTIST. 1 PCE. ZABUTON: J. CIRCULAR CUSHION, HEIGHT 8.9, DIAMETER 26.5. WHITISH-YELLOW AND BLUE, RED TASSEL EMERGING FROM CENTER OF TOP SIDE OF CUSHION, CIRCULAR BAND OF ROPE ALONG BOTTOM OF CUSHION. JAPANESE NAME IS, “ZABUTON.” 1 PCE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
THE TABER BUDDHIST CHURCH ACQUIRED THESE SECONDARY RELIGIOUS OBJECTS, KNOWN AS BUTSUGU, BETWEEN 1947 AND 1955. ALL THESE OBJECTS, WHICH EXCEPTION OF THE DANMORI, MAY HAVE BEEN PURCHASED FROM JAPAN OR DONATED TO THE TABER BUDDHIST CHURCH FROM ANOTHER BUDDHIST CHURCH, EITHER A BUDDHIST CHURCH IN WESTERN BC UNDERGOING INTERNMENT OR THE RAYMOND BUDDHIST CHURCH. IN THE TABER BUDDHIST CHURCH MINUTES, THERE IS MENTION OF MONIES BEING NEEDED TO PURCHASE UNIDENTIFIED BUTSUGU IN 1949 AND 1955, AND IN 1952 THERE IS A RECORD OF AN INCENSE BURNER BEING PURCHASED FROM JAPAN. THE DANMORI WERE LIKELY HANDMADE BY A LOCAL CARPENTER IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA, AND MAY HAVE BEEN MADE BY SPECIFIC REQUEST OF THE TABER BUDDHIST CHURCH. ALL THESE OBJECTS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE KIKU-RINTO AND THE SCROLL, WERE USED CONTINUOUSLY FROM 1947-2007. THE SCROLL AND THE KIKU-RINTO WERE LIKELY RETIRED FOLLOWING THE ACQUISITION OF THE SHRINE IN 1962. INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM REVEREND IZUMI, A LOCAL BUDDHIST MINISTER, IN 2008. ALL TRANSLATIONS MADE BY REVEREND IZUMI. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE AND P20070020001. BELL STAND, BELL STICK, BOX, CHUKIN AND ZABUTON: THE CHUKIN WAS RESTED ON A CUSHION CALLED A ZABUTON WHICH SAT ATOP THE RED BELL STAND. THE STAND WAS LOCATED ON A BLACK-PAINTED WOODEN BOX NEXT TO THE MINISTER IN THE NAIJIN (STAGE). THE CHUKIN IS A LARGE INVERTED BELL WHICH IS STRUCK ON THE OUTSIDE LIP WITH A BELL STICK, OFTEN A LEATHER-COVERED CLAPPER MADE OF LACQUERED WOOD OF CHINESE ORIGIN, THE CHUKIN IS IN THE SHAPE OF THE BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI'S BEGGING BOWL. THE DEEP, RESONANT TONE OF THE CHUKIN SYMBOLIZES THE IMPERMANENCE OF ALL THINGS. THE CHUKIN WOULD HAVE BEEN USED BY THE MINISTER TO RING THE BELL AT THE START, MIDDLE, AND END OF A SUTRA CHANT. DANMORI: THE DANMORI WOULD SIT ON THE SHUMIDAN (THE BASE ON WHICH THE GOKUDEN SITS). OFFERINGS OF FRUIT, VEGETABLES, OR SWEET PASTRIES WOULD BE PLACED ON THE DANMORI. THE DANMORI HAS A SIMILAR FUNCTION TO THE KESOKU, ANOTHER TYPE OF OFFERING VESSEL, EXPECT THE DANMORI IS USED WHEN MORE THAN ONE VARIETY OF FOOD IS BEING OFFERED. PER SIGNIFICANCE OF OFFERINGS, SEE HISTORY OF BUPPANKI UNDER P2007000001. KIKU-RINTO: PER SIGNIFICANCE, FUNCTION, AND PLACEMENT OF KIKU-RINTO, SEE HISTORY OF THE KIKU-RINTO UNDER P20070020001. KORO: THIS PARTICULAR KORO (INCENSE-BURNER) WOULD SIT ON THE MAE-JOKU. PER SIGNIFICANCE, FUNCTION AND PLACEMENT OF KORO, SEE HISTORY OF KAHIN AND KASHA UNDER P20070020001. THE CHINESE-MYTHOLOGICAL DRAGON ON THE LID OF THE KORO IS KNOWN AS, “KIRIN,” AND IS RECOGNIZED AS A GOOD OMEN. ROSOKU-TATE: THESE PARTICULAR CANDLESTICK HOLDERS SIT ON THE MAE-JOKU. CANDLE-STICK HOLDERS ARE ADORNED WITH MANY SYMBOLS: CRANES AND DRAGONS, SYMBOLS OF LONGEVITY AND GOOD OMENS, RESPECTIVELY, AND LOTUS FLOWERS. PER SIGNIFICANCE OF LOTUS FLOWERS, SEE HISTORY OF MAE-JOKU UNDER P20070020001. THESE ROSOKU-TATE ARE DECORATED WITH PEOPLE PLAYING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, REFERENCING THE PROMISED LAND DESCRIBED IN THE AMIDA SUTRA. FOR SIGNIFICANCE, AND FUNCTION, AND PLACEMENT OF THESE ROSOKU-TATE, SEE HISTORY OF ROSOKU-TATE AND KAHIN UNDER P20070020001.PER SIGNIFICANCE OF OBJECTS WITH THREE LEGS, SEE HISTORY OF KASHA UNDER P20070020001. SCROLL: THIS SCROLL WOULD BE HUNG ON THE WALL TO THE RIGHT PROPER OF THE GOHONZON. OFTEN, A KYO-JOKU (SUTRA TABLE) WOULD BE PLACED IN FRONT OF THE SCROLL, WITH A SUTRA BY SHINRAN SHONIN ON THE TABLE. THE SCROLL DEPICTS VENERABLE MASTER SHINRAN SHONIN (1173-1263), FOUNDER OF JODO SHINSHU ALSO KNOWN AS SHIN BUDDHISM. ONE OF THE GREAT FIGURES OF JAPANESE BUDDHISM, SHINRAN WAS BORN IN KYOTO AS THE ELDEST SON OF THE FUJIWARA CLAN. HE TAUGHT ORDINARY PEOPLE AN EASY PATH IN THEIR QUEST TO ATTAIN THE PURE LAND OF ENLIGHTENMENT (NIRVANA) BY THE WORKING OF AMIDA BUDDHA. *** NOTE: THIS SCROLL CONTEXT WAS EDITTED ON 19 NOVEMBER 2009 AFTER THE ORIGINAL INFORMATION, ATTRIBUTING THE IMAGE TO RENNYO SHONIN, WAS DEEMED TO BE INACCURATE BY BTSA'S REV. IZUMI.
Catalogue Number
P20070020002
Acquisition Date
2007-10
Collection
Museum
Images
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Other Name
TABLETS OF THE COVENANT, REPRODUCTION
Date Range From
1956
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20130024001
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TABLETS OF THE COVENANT, REPRODUCTION
Date Range From
1956
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOD, METAL, PAINT
No. Pieces
1
Height
3
Length
64
Width
50
Description
TWO WOODEN PANELS, CARVED INTO RECTANGULAR SHAPES WITH ARCHED TOPS, FASTENED TOGETHER WITH TWO METAL HINGES AT BACK. SLATS OF WOOD ATTACHED WITH NAILS ALONG BOTTOM EDGE, TO ACT AS A BASE WHEN OBJECT STANDS VERTICALLY. PANELS ARE PAINTED WHITE AND MARBLED WITH GREEN AND RED STREAKS OF PAINT TO MIMIC STONE. HEBREW LETTERS ARE PAINTING ON THE FACE OF BOTH PANELS IN BLACK, AND EACH ARCHED TOP HAS A SYMMETRICAL FLOWER DESIGN IN BLACK. FLAKING, CHIPPING, AND PAINT LOSS THROUGHOUT; RUST ON METAL HINGES AND SCREWS.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
ON MAY 14, 2014 COLLECTIONS TECH KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED THE DONOR, GARRY KOHN, ABOUT HIS ROLE IN LETHBRIDGE’S JEWISH COMMUNITY SINCE 1968 AND THE DONATION OF TWO RELATED ARTIFACTS, A STAR OF DAVID THAT WAS INSTALLED ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE BUILDING (P20130024002-GA) AND A HANDMADE REPRODUCTION OF THE TABLETS OF THE COVENANT (P20130024001-GA). REGARDING THIS ARTIFACT, KOHN SAID “I FOUND [IT] WHEN I WAS DOWN IN THE BASEMENT OF THE SYNAGOGUE –NOT THE BASEMENT, WHAT YOU CALL THE BOILER ROOM AND STORAGE AREA, AND THERE WAS A PORTION OF EVERYTHING THAT WAS UPSTAIRS THAT WASN’T NEEDED WAS JUST CHUCKED DOWN THERE SO THERE WAS ALL KINDS OF THINGS DOWN THERE. THERE WAS SCHOOL DESKS FROM THE CLASSROOMS, TO HADASSAH MEMORABILIA, THE HADASSAH BEING THE LADIES’ AUXILIARY TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY. IT WAS ONE OF OUR ORGANIZATIONS. AND HERE WAS THIS SET OF TABLETS THAT WAS DOWN THERE. WHERE THEY ORIGINATED, I HAVE NO IDEA AND NOBODY THAT WAS AROUND COULD TELL US… AND I FOUND THEM AND I SAID, “NO.” THEY WENT UPSTAIRS AND THEY STAYED UPSTAIRS FOR MAYBE FIVE, SIX YEARS ON THE PLATFORM NEXT TO THE, ON THE STAGE AREA THAT WE USED TO CONDUCT SERVICES AND IT WAS ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT I JUST MADE SURE ENDED UP IN MY POSSESSION SO THAT WE COULD HAVE IT. THEY COULD HAVE STAYED IN THE CHAPEL BUT IT WASN’T NECESSARY. I FELT THAT THAT WAS AN ARTIFACT, ALONG WITH THAT THAT SHOULD BE HELD BY THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE AS AN ARTIFACT TO COMMEMORATE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE LETHBRIDGE JEWISH COMMUNITY TO THE CITY… THEY’RE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS IN ABBREVIATED FORM – THE “THOU SHALTS AND THOU SHALT NOTS”, FIVE AND FIVE. THAT’S THE FOUNDATION OF JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY. THAT’S IMPORTANT, AND I THINK THAT’S A NEAT THING TO HAVE FOR ANYBODY TO BE ABLE TO SEE.” REGARDING LETHBRIDGE'S JEWISH COMMUNITY KOHN SAID, “I AM CURRENTLY THE PRESIDENT OF THE LETHBRIDGE HEBREW CONGREGATION, AND PROBABLY THE RELIGIOUS CHAIRMAN, THE SPIRITUAL LEADER OF THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE WE DO NOT HAVE A RABBI AND I’M WELL ENOUGH VERSED TO CONDUCT SERVICES AND LEAD THE COMMUNITY ALONG WITH THE HELP OF ONE OTHER PERSON, MR. JOEL BERMACK… I’M NOT A RABBI BUT RABBI MEANS TEACHER AND LEADER OF THE SERVICES, THE RELIGIOUS SERVICES, AND THAT’S BASICALLY WHAT I DO. BEING PRESIDENT AND LEADER OF A SMALL CONGREGATION THAT NUMBERS MAYBE TEN FAMILIES NOW, AT THE MOST… IT’S AN AGING COMMUNITY; WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE DYING OR PASSING AWAY. I CONDUCT THE FUNERAL SERVICES, MAYBE ONE OR TWO A YEAR. IN THE LAST TEN YEARS, I WOULD SAY, I’VE CONDUCTED FIFTEEN BURIALS. IT’S A DWINDLING COMMUNITY… WE DON’T HAVE MUCH LEFT OF A COMMUNITY IF YOU COMPARED IT TO THE CONTRIBUTING MEMBERS AND THE PEOPLE WHO WERE HERE IN 1956 WHEN THE SYNAGOGUE WAS DEDICATED AND AFTER IT WAS BUILT. IT’S THE VERY SHADOW OF ITSELF, OF A VERY VIBRANT COMMUNITY THAT WAS IN LETHBRIDGE, WITH PEOPLE FROM VARIOUS WALKS OF LIFE, A LOT OF THEM BUSINESS PEOPLE, AND MAJOR PLAYERS IN THE DOWNTOWN LETHBRIDGE CORE… IT WAS SUCH A TIGHT COMMUNITY AND SO WELL KNOWN THAT NOBODY DATED EACH OTHER; THEY JUST DID EVERYTHING TOGETHER IN THE YOUTH GROUPS AND THAT TYPE OF THING. AND FOR AS MANY PEOPLE AS THERE WERE, AFTER HIGH SCHOOL AND THAT, THEY HEADED OUT AND FOUND PARTNERS ELSEWHERE… WHEN WE HAVE TO HAVE A RELIGIOUS SERVICE IN THE JEWISH FAITH, YOU HAVE TO HAVE TEN PEOPLE THERE, TEN MEN THEY SAY. THE CONSERVATIVE AND ORTHODOX BEND THAT TO INCLUDE WOMEN. IF YOU WANT TO SAY THE MEMORIAL PRAYER FOR THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF A PARENT, CALLED THE KADDISH, YOU HAVE TO HAVE TEN PEOPLE. IT’S REALLY TOUGH TO GET TEN PEOPLE ON ANY GIVEN DAY TO COME. ON THE HOLIEST DAY OF THE YEAR, YOM KIPPUR, THE DAY OF ATONEMENT, LAST YEAR WE HAD FIFTEEN PEOPLE. AND YOU HAVE TO HAVE THEM; YOU HAVE TO KEEP THAT QUORUM FOR THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE SERVICE, WHICH IS A MORNING SERVICE FROM NINE TILL TWELVE THIRTY OR TO ONE O’CLOCK. AND A LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING SERVICE WHICH IS ANOTHER THREE HOURS. IT’S TOUGH TO KEEP PEOPLE WHO AREN’T OVERLY OBSERVANT IN THEIR FAITH, TO TIE THEM DOWN FOR THAT LENGTH OF TIME. AND YET IT’S THE OLD STORY, WHEN YOUR BACK’S AGAINST THE WALL, IF SOMEBODY EVER SAID ANYTHING OR MADE DEROGATORY COMMENTS, THEY WOULD COME, THEY WOULD BE AT THE FOREFRONT FOR DEFENSE. SO I AM INTENSELY PROUD OF MY HERITAGE. I THINK YOU’VE PROVED THAT ONE OUT, BUT WE DON’T GO OUT AND PREACH IT. IT’S NOT ALLOWED IN OUR FAITH… WHEN I CAME IN ’68, EVEN SOME OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE HERE IN ’56 HAD PASSED ON, AND SO I DIDN’T KNOW SOME OF THEM BUT IT WAS A PRETTY VIBRANT COMMUNITY. WHEN WE HELD OUR SERVICES WE HAD A RABBI IN THOSE DAYS AND SERVICES WERE HELD FOR FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING SERVICES. WE HAD SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR THE CHILDREN IN THOSE DAYS, AND THAT WAS BEFORE WE’D HAD OUR CHILDREN. BY THE TIME WE HAD OUR CHILD IN 1974, THERE WAS NO LONGER A RABBI HERE, RABBI KALMAR BEING THE LAST ONE, WHO MOVED ON TO CALGARY. HE WAS SOMEWHAT OF A CHALLENGE FOR THE COMMUNITY HIMSELF, AND DIDN’T QUITE FIT THE BILL HERE, AND SO AT THAT POINT THERE WAS NOT ENOUGH OF A COMMUNITY TO ATTRACT A FULLTIME RABBI… SO FOR THE HOLY DAYS, THE HIGH HOLY DAYS, WE WOULD IMPORT A TEACHER OR AN EDUCATED PERSON OR SOMEBODY WHO COULD LEAD THE SERVICES, THAT WAS FULLY FAMILIAR, FROM CALGARY OR VANCOUVER TO WOULD COME IN FOR ROSH HASHANAH, THE NEW YEAR, OR YOM KIPPUR, THE DAY OF ATONEMENT, TEN DAYS LATER, AND LEAD THE SERVICES FOR THE CONGREGATION THERE. FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR, WE HAD ENOUGH PEOPLE WERE STILL CONVERSANT WITH THE RITUALS, THE PRACTICES, THE HEBREW, THE LITURGY, WHO COULD LEAD THE SERVICES BETTER THAN I CAN – SOME OF THE OLDER PEOPLE. SO WE JUST DID OUR OWN THING, AND WE DID IT… THIS NUMBER OF FAMILIES, CONSIDERING WHAT HAD BEEN DONE, FOR THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES WE HAD, WAS PRETTY IMPRESSIVE IN TERMS OF COMMITMENT TO THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY AND INTEGRATION INTO IT. THE LETHBRIDGE JEWISH COMMUNITY DID NOT SECULARIZE ITSELF OR INSULATE ITSELF. WE TRIED TO BE ACTIVE IN ALL ASPECTS OF THE SOCIAL LIFE, THE FABRIC OF THE COMMUNITY… I WAS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL BOARD MEMBERS OF THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA ART GALLERY. I AND SEVERAL OTHER PEOPLE WERE MEMBERS OF THE KIWANIS CLUB. I CHAIRED THE MUSIC FESTIVAL FOR FIVE YEARS… THE OTHERS, MORE SO JUST IN BUSINESS AND BEING GOOD CORPORATE MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY, I WOULD SAY THAT… WE RAISE MONEY, AND AT FIRST HALF THE MONEY WAS KEPT TO SUPPORT AND SUBSIDIZE THE SYNAGOGUE BECAUSE OUR DUES COULDN’T DO THAT, AND THE OTHER HALF WAS GIVEN AWAY INTO THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. SO FOR YEARS… WE HAVE SUPPORTED, WE HAVE DONE THINGS LIKE UH, FURNISHED ROOMS AT ST. MICHAEL’S; AT THE REGIONAL HOSPITAL OVER THE YEARS. WE HAVE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR OUR COMMUNITY AT ALL THE HIGH SCHOOLS INCLUDING THE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS. WE HAVE SUPPORTED A NUMBER OF OTHER ORGANIZATIONS IN TOWN – THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, THE HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, TO THE TUNE OF WELL IN EXCESS OF $5000 TO $7000 A YEAR. NOW THAT WE DON’T HAVE A SYNAGOGUE, ALL OF IT IS GOING TO IT, FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS WE’VE GIVEN $5000 AND $6000 STRAIGHT OUT TO THE KIWANIS MUSIC FESTIVAL FOUNDATION… THE MONEY THAT WE RAISE GOES TO THAT, SO THAT’S PART OF THE CORPORATE CITIZENRY THAT WE TRY TO MAINTAIN. WE’VE MADE OUR LIVINGS HERE; THIS IS HOW WE CAN GIVE BACK TO THE COMMUNITY… [A FEW YEARS AGO] WE REALIZED HOW THE COMMUNITY WAS GETTING SMALLER AND SMALLER. THE COST OF KEEPING UP A BUILDING, ALTHOUGH THERE WAS NO TAXES TO PAY BECAUSE CHURCHES ARE EXEMPT FROM PROPERTY TAXES, THE MAINTENANCE ON A BUILDING AND HEATING IT IN WINTER TIME, WHETHER IT WAS USED OR NOT - OF 6700 SQUARE FEET - IT WAS PRETTY OLD, AND AS THE POPULATION WAS DWINDLING, HOW MUCH CAN YOU ASK PEOPLE TO GIVE TO SUPPORT SOMETHING THAT ONLY GETS USED A HALF DOZEN DAYS OF THE YEAR?... SO WE HAD A MEETING AND DECIDED THAT WE SHOULD TAKE A LOOK AND SEE WHAT WE COULD DO, IF WE COULD SELL THE BUILDING. THE IDEA WAS TO TRY AND GET A PLAN, A SUCCESSION PLAN, THAT, IF WE DID SELL IT, THEN WHAT WOULD WE DO? WE STILL WANTED A PLACE TO GATHER. WE DIDN’T WANT TO RENT A ROOM RANDOMLY IN A MALL OR A STRUCTURE OF SOME SORT, AND IT WAS ONLY THROUGH – WE PUT A SIGN IN THE WINDOW THAT IT WAS FOR SALE AND WE HAD ONE OR TWO PEOPLE CALL AND SAY THAT THEY MIGHT BE INTERESTED, BUT NOTHING THAT REALLY CAME TO FRUITION. IT WAS GOING TO BE AN EXPENSIVE PROPOSITION FOR EVERYBODY, BECAUSE WE HAD THE BUILDING APPRAISED, AND IT WAS WORTH A FAIR CHUNK OF COIN. BUT IT WAS GOING TO NEED SOME UPGRADING AND THAT TYPE OF THING. WELL, IN A CASUAL CONVERSATION OVER LUNCH AND CHATTING WITH ART FERRARI AND DAN WESTWOOD, MORE ART FERRARI, WHO WAS A GOOD FRIEND OF LES CALMAN AND MYSELF AND DAN SHAPIRO, HE SAID, “YOU KNOW, YOUR PREDECESSORS DESIGNED THIS BUILDING. YOU’RE IN A PRETTY SMALL SPACE ON 13TH STREET NORTH AND YOU’RE GROWING AND YOU’RE VERY BUSY, WHY DON’T YOU TAKE A LOOK AT THIS?” AND WE HAD A COUPLE OF LUNCHEONS AND IT JUST FELL, IT CAME TOGETHER. AND ART HAD WORKED FOR A JEWISH FAMILY WHEN HE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. HE’D WORKED FOR THE SCHECTORS AT HERB’S WESTERN WEAR AND HE HAD A LOVE FOR SOME OF THE PEOPLE HERE AND A RESPECT FOR THEM; LET’S PUT IT THAT WAY. AND HE SAID, “I’LL TELL YOU WHAT.” I SAID, “WE COULD LEASE YOU THE BUILDING AND KEEP THE SMALL SANCTUARY AND YOU COULD DO THE RENOVATION ON THE REST, AND HE SAID, “NO”, HE SAID, “HOW ABOUT WE BUY THE BUILDING FOR A MUTUALLY AGREED UPON APPRAISED PRICE, MINUS EXPENSES THAT WOULD BE ENCUMBERED WITH IT, THE SOIL TESTING AND THAT TYPE OF THING THAT HAS TO BE DONE”, HE SAYS, “AND WE’LL LEASE YOU BACK THE CHAPEL AS PART OF THE CONSIDERATION AGAINST THE ASKING PRICE. WE’LL LEASE IT TO YOU FOR NOTHING, FOR A DOLLAR, FOR TEN YEARS.”… AND THAT JUST FELL TOGETHER, SO WE DID A MINOR RENOVATION, REDECORATING AND REPAINTING AND FIX-UP OF THE SMALL CHAPEL, WHICH IS 600 SQ. FT. AND IT’S GOT A SMALL OFFICE, A 10 X 10 ROOM, IF THAT - 8 X 10? AND THEY TOOK OVER THE REST OF THE BUILDING [IN 2010]… IT’S BEEN A WONDERFUL RELATIONSHIP… THERE IS A JEWISH PRESENCE IN LETHBRIDGE STILL, EVEN THOUGH VERY MINUTE, AND WE TRY AND INVOLVE OURSELVES IN OTHER AREAS OF THE COMMUNITY TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT WE WANT TO BE GOOD CITIZENS AND PART OF THE CULTURAL FABRIC OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY… “ SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR A TRANSCRIPT OF THE INTERVIEW, AND HARDCOPIES OF THE PROGRAM FROM THE 1956 DEDICATION SERVICE OF THE BETH ISRAEL SYNAGOGUE AND THE BOOK ‘LAND OF PROMISE; THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE IN SOUTHERN ALBERTA’.
Catalogue Number
P20130024001
Acquisition Date
2013-10
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Other Name
REPUBLIC OF CHINA KUOMINTANG PARTY
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
2000
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
RAYON, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P20110031013
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
REPUBLIC OF CHINA KUOMINTANG PARTY
Date Range From
1920
Date Range To
2000
Materials
RAYON, COTTON
No. Pieces
1
Height
111
Length
139.5
Description
RECTANGULAR BLUE RAYON FLAG WITH CENTRAL DESIGN DEPICTING A WHITE CIRCLE BORDERED WITH 12 WHITE TRIANGLES. DESIGN IS VISIBLE ON BOTH SIDES. ONE VERTICAL EDGE OF FLAG HAS A WHITE COTTON SLEEVE SEWN TO IT, WITH WHITE COTTON TIES AT TOP AND BOTTOM. FABRIC IS CREASED IN DISCOLOURED THROUGHOUT. OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
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CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT COMES FROM INTERVIEWS HELD WITH MAY LEE AND JUDY CHAN, RICHARD LOO, AND HONG WONG AND JANICE WONG. PERSONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE LIVES OF MAY LEE, RICHARD LOO, AND HONG WONG THEIR IMMIGRATION TO CANADA ARE FOUND BELOW THE ARTIFACT DETAILS AND BELOW THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE SOCIETY BUILDING. RICHARD INDICATED THAT SOMETIMES A FLAG LIKE THIS WOULD BE FLOWN OUTSIDE OF THE SOCIETY BUILDING: “[THE FLAG’S WERE SOMETIMES FLOWN OUTSIDE] THEY HAD TWO POLES. ONE SIDE IS THE NATIONAL, ONE SIDE IS THE PARTY.” HE ADDED: “YES. ONE ON EACH SIDE – THE NATIONAL ONE SIDE; THE PARTY ONE SIDE, BECAUSE HE STARTED THE PARTY – DR. SUN YAT-SEN. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE SUN; THAT’S SUPPOSED TO BE THE SKY. THAT’S ALL I CAN TELL YOU." MAY ADDED THAT FLAG REMINDED HER OF THE GUOMINDANG AND THE PARTIES THAT WERE HELD THERE. A SERIES OF ARTICLES PUBLISHED IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD GIVE BACKGROUND INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE SOCIETY AND ITS BUILDING: THE BUILDING THAT HOUSED THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE SOCIETY WAS BUILT IN 1909-1910 IN THE 300 BLOCK OF 2 AVENUE SOUTH AND IT WAS ORIGINALLY A RESTAURANT. BY 1915 IT HAD BECOME THE HEADQUARTERS FOR THE LETHBRIDGE BRANCH OF THE KAO MIN TANG (ALTERNATIVE SPELLINGS INCLUDE KUOMINTANG, KUO MIN TANG, GUOMINDANG, AND GUO MIN DANG). THE BUILDING WAS DESIGNATED AS A PROVINCIAL HERITAGE RESOURCE IN 1995 BECAUSE OF ITS VALUE AS A SOCIAL AND CULTURAL CENTRE FOR THE LETHBRIDGE CHINESE COMMUNITY. THE BUILDING WAS USED IN A VARIETY OF WAYS BY THE SOCIETY AND INCLUDED, AT VARIOUS TIMES, A RESTAURANT, A SCHOOL, AND LIVING ACCOMODATIONS. IN FEBRUARY 2011 A SECTION OF THE BRICK FAÇADE FELL OFF THE BUILDING AND CITY INSPECTORS DETERMINED THAT THE TIMBER AND RED BRICK STRUCTURE WAS POTENTIALLY UNSTABLE. THE BUILDING WAS TORN DOWN A SHORT TIME LATER. LETHBRIDGE'S CHINATOWN EMERGED IN 1901, A RESULT OF THE CHINESE POPULATION BEING RELEGATED TO A SECTION OF THE CITY BETWEEN GALT GARDENS AND THE COULEES. IN A JANUARY 7, 2002 ARTICLE ALBERT LEONG EXPLAINS THAT NO ONE REALLY WANTED CHINESE PEOPLE AROUND AND THAT “’ THEY WERE TOLD THAT THE ONLY PLACE THEY COULD START BUSINESSES WAS BETWEEN THE COULEES AT THE PARK, BECAUSE THE CITY DIDN’T WANT ANY COMPETITION FOR THE WHITE BUSINESSMEN … BUT ‘GHETTO-IZED’ OR NOT, THE CHINESE WHO CAME TO LETHBRIDGE FORMED AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE BACKBONE OF THIS CITY, [AND MADE] NOTEWORTHY [CONTRIBUTIONS] TO THE HISTORY OF THIS PLACE.’” BUSINESSES SUCH AS LAUNDRIES, MARKET GARDENS, AND RESTAURANTS WERE OPENED IN CHINATOWN, WITH THE RESIDENTS LIVING IN ROOMS ABOVE THE BUSINESSES. IN 1912 THERE WERE ABOUT 100 PEOPLE LIVING IN CHINATOWN AND BY THE 1930S, IT WAS A BUSTLING COMMUNITY. THE POPULATION OF CHINATOWN DWINDLED FOLLOWING THE SECOND WORLD WAR. JANICE WONG, PRESIDENT OF THE SOCIETY IN 2015, GAVE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION ABOUT THE SOCIETY IN AN INTERVIEW: AS OF 2015, THE SOCIETY EXISTS MORE AS A SOCIAL CLUB AND THE SOCIETY HOLDS THREE CELEBRATORY DINNERS EACH YEAR, USUALLY HELD AT THE NEW DYNASTY RESTAURANT. THE SOCIETY ALSO VISITS THE CEMETERY ON A YEARLY BASIS “TO HONOUR THE ANCESTORS, CLEAN THE TOMBS, BRING FOOD, DO THE USUAL THINGS THAT WE USED TO DO – EAT ON GRAVES, BURN THE INCENSE. WE DO THAT EVERY YEAR STILL TO HONOUR OUR ANCESTORS. IT IS USUALLY IN THE SPRING … IN APRIL.” JANICE BRIEFLY DISCUSSED THE FUTURE OF THE SOCIETY, INDICATING THAT THERE IS SOME TALK ABOUT RE-BUILDING “BUT THAT INVOLVES A LOT OF PLANNING, AND MONEY, AND FUNDRAISING” AND SHE QUESTIONS WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS ENOUGH OF A MEMBERSHIP BASE TO GO FORWARD WITH RE-BUILDING. SHE ALSO EXPLAINED THAT PREVIOUS CHINESE IMMIGRANTS HAD TENDED TO COME FROM THE SAME GEOGRAPHIC REGION, BUT THAT PRESENTLY IMMIGRANTS ARE COMING FROM ALL OVER CHINA: “THERE’S A LOT OF INFLUX OF PEOPLE FROM CHINA THAT AREN’T FROM THE SAME AREA, BECAUSE TRADITIONALLY, THE PEOPLE WERE ALL FROM THE SAME AREA AND SPOKE THE SAME DIALECT AND HAD THAT SORT OF THING KEEPING THEM TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY OVERSEAS FROM CHINA.” PERSONAL DETAILS ABOUT THE LIVES OF MAY LEE, RICHARD LOO, AND HONG WONG AND THEIR IMMIGRATION TO CANADA ARE BELOW: MAY LEE: MAY WAS ACTUALLY BORN IN CANADA AND IS KNOWN AS A GOLD MOUNTAIN GIRL, BECAUSE SHE IS A CANADIAN-BORN CHINESE WOMAN. MAY EXPLAINS: “I WAS BORN IN CANADA. I WAS BORN IN NANOOSE BAY. WHEN I WAS 4 YEARS OLD, WE MOVED TO VICTORIA. WHEN I WAS 9 YEARS OLD AND THE WHOLE FAMILY, IN 1930, GO BACK TO CHINA.” DURING THE WAR, THE JAPANESE BOMBED THE GIRLS’ HIGH SCHOOL IN TOCSIN CITY AND MAY’S MOTHER DECIDED TO SEND MAY AND HER BROTHER TO HONG KONG TO START THE PROCESS OF COMING TO CANADA. MAY STARTED ENGLISH SCHOOL IN HONG KONG, BUT OFTEN MISSED CLASSES BECAUSE SHE WAS SICK FROM THE HEAT. SHE SAYS THAT SHE’S LEARNED MOST OF HER ENGLISH FROM HER HUSBAND, HER CHILDREN, GRANDCHILDREN, AND EVEN GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN. SHE WAS MARRIED TO HOM MEN LEE, AKA JIMMY LEE, ON NOVEMBER 16, 1938 IN VICTORIA, BC. JIMMY WAS BORN IN LETHBRIDGE AT THE GALT HOSPITAL, BUT WAS SENT BACK TO CHINA AS A CHILD FOR HIS EDUCATION. JIMMY’S FAMILY HAD COME TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1914 AND OWNED LEE-DUC CLEANERS. THE LEE FAMILY LIVED ABOVE THE SHOP, WHICH WAS ON 13TH STREET NORTH, NEAR HIGA’S JEWELERS. MAY’S MAIN MEMORY OF CHINATOWN: “ALL I REMEMBER IN CHINATOWN, IN SUMMERTIME, LOTS OF OLD GUYS SITTING IN FRONT OF GUOMINDANG. AUNTIE HELEN GREW UP IN CHINATOWN. I THINK SHE KNOWS MORE ABOUT CHINATOWN. IN THE OLDEN DAYS, I HARDLY GO OUT, JUST TO BUY GROCERIES.” JUDY ADDED THAT MAY HAD 8 CHILDREN AND WAS KEPT BUSY AT HOME RAISING THEM. RICHARD LOO: RICHARD ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1953, HAVING LEFT THE MAINLAND OF CHINA IN 1949. RICHARD’S GRANDFATHER HAD MOVED TO CANADA IN EITHER LATE 1800S OR THE EARLY 1900S AND HAD HAD TO PAY THE HEAD TAX. HIS GRANDFATHER WORKED AS A COOK IN RESTAURANTS, EITHER IN LETHBRIDGE OR IN TABER (ACCORDING TO RICHARD, HIS GRANDFATHER WORKED THROUGH THE WAR YEARS IN TABER). RICHARD’S GRANDFATHER HAD PLANNED ON MOVING BACK TO CHINA WHEN HE RETIRED, BUT THEN THE COMMUNISTS TOOK OVER, AND HE ELECTED TO STAY. AT THAT TIME, HE INVITED RICHARD TO MOVE TO LETHBRIDGE AS WELL. RICHARD LEFT HONG KONG, AFTER LIVING THERE FOR 8 MONTHS, ON A FRIDAY AFTERNOON AT 2PM LOCAL TIME. HE FINALLY ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. HE WAS LUCKY IN THAT HE WAS ABLE TO GET HIS FLIGHTS ON SALE. NORMALLY A TICKET FROM HONG KONG TO VANCOUVER WOULD HAVE COST $700, BUT RICHARD WAS ABLE TO SECURE A FLIGHT FOR ONLY $500. HE ALSO INDICATED THAT HIS FLIGHT TO LETHBRIDGE WAS ONLY $39.95. ON RECALLING HIS FIRST TIME IN LETHBRIDGE, RICHARD RECOUNTED THE FOLLOWING STORY: “SO, BY THE TIME I GOT TO THE AIRPORT, I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO SAY NOTHING. DIDN’T KNOW – MAYBE COULD SAY ‘GOOD MORNING’ – THAT’S ALL YOU COULD SAY, JUST ANYWAYS HOW TO SAY ‘HELLO’ – SO, ANYWAY, SO IN THE MEANTIME, THE FELLOW AT THE AIRPORT MUST HAVE KNOWN ZEKE, YOU KNOW ZEKE QUAN [OWNER OF] THE LOTUS INN [RESTAURANT], AND HE PHONED HIM UP. HE SAYS, ‘ZEKE.’ I DIDN’T KNOW WHAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT – NOTHING. AND THEN HE SAYS, ‘HEY, THIS IS A CHINA BOY HERE. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH HIM?’ SO, ZEKE SAYS, ‘OH, JUST TAKE HIM TO CHINATOWN AND DUMP HIM.’ NOW, I DIDN’T KNOW THOSE, NOT UNTIL LATER ON. ZEKE’S SON GO TO SAME SCHOOL I DID – CENTRAL SCHOOL.” RICHARD INITIALLY LIVED IN THE SOCIETY BUILDING FOR SEVERAL YEARS, OCCUPYING A ROOM THAT HAD BEEN RECENTLY VACATED BY ANOTHER MAN NAMED LOO WHO HAD GONE TO WORK IN PICTURE BUTTE. RICHARD RECALLED THAT THE SOCIETY WAS A GOOD PLACE TO FEEL A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND THAT IT WAS A WELCOMING PLACE FOR NEW CHINESE IMMIGRANTS, A PLACE WHERE THEY WEREN’T DISCRIMINATED AGAINST. HONG WONG: HONG ARRIVED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1951 AND WAS INVITED TO THE CITY BY HIS UNCLE SHUEY WONG, WHO WAS ALREADY LIVING HERE. UNCLE SHUEY HAD COME TO CANADA SEVERAL YEARS BEFORE AND HAD HAD TO PAY THE $500 HEAD TAX. HONG TRAVELED WITH HIS BROTHER FROM MAINLAND CHINA TO HONG KONG, IN ORDER TO GO TO THE CANADIAN EMBASSY. ON HIS FERRY RIDE TO HONG KONG, HE WAS SHOT BY BANDITS AND WAS REQUIRED TO STAY IN THE HOSPITAL FOR QUITE SOME TIME TO RECOVER. HIS BROTHER ELECTED TO REMAIN IN HONG KONG, AS HIS MOTHER-IN-LAW LIVED IN THE CITY AND GOT HONG’S BROTHER WORK IN A THEATRE. TO GET TO CANADA, HONG FLEW FROM JAPAN TO GUAM, TO VANCOUVER, AND THEN FINALLY TO LETHBRIDGE. HIS FIRST IMPRESSION OF LETHBRIDGE: COLD. HONG SAID: “’WELL, IN HONG KONG IT WAS AROUND MAYBE 20 SOME 30 ABOVE. AND HERE, AT THAT TIME, MAYBE 20 BELOW, OR 20 SOME BELOW. I DIDN’T HAVE THE EAR MUFFS. I SAID, ‘GEE, I’M NOT SO HAPPY HERE, IT SEEMS SO COLD.’” UNCLE SHUEY TOLD HONG THAT IT WAS ONE OF THE COLDEST WINTERS HE COULD REMEMBER. HONG WORKED FOR HIS UNCLE IN HIS SHOP ON 9TH AVENUE, DOING CHORES AROUND THE STORE, UNTIL HIS ENGLISH HAD IMPROVED ENOUGH SO THAT HE COULD SERVE CUSTOMERS. HE JOINED THE CHINESE NATIONALIST LEAGUE SOCIETY ALMOST AS SOON AS HE ARRIVED: “WHEN I CAME HERE, I JOINED IN THE SAME YEAR BECAUSE MY UNCLE WAS A MEMBER. SO THAT’S WHY HE GOT ME IN TO BE A MEMBER. OH, AT THAT TIME, I BET, 95% OF THE CHINESE PEOPLE THEY BELONG TO THE CHINESE NATIONAL LEAGUE, I BELIEVE.” HE CONTINUED, SAYING THAT YOU COULDN’T BE A MEMBER OF BOTH THE SOCIETY AND THE MASONS, AND HE BELIEVES ABOUT 5% OF THE CITY’S CHINESE POPULATION WOULD HAVE BELONGED TO THE MASONS. HE ADDED: “BUT WE ARE STILL FRIENDS, STILL FRIENDS. WE’RE NOT ENEMY OR ANYTHING BUT, IT’S JUST THAT THE ORGANIZATIONS ARE DIFFERENT. THAT’S ALL.” HONG ENJOYED THE CAMARADERIE OF THE SOCIETY. HE SAID: “I REMEMBER, I LIKE IT BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE PARTY AND SO MANY PEOPLE. AND THEN YOU MEET ALL THE CHINESE PEOPLE THERE IN THE ONE GROUP. WELL, ANYWAY, WHEN YOU SEE SO MANY PEOPLE IN ONE PARTY, AND THEN WHEN THEY COME OUT MOSTLY THE PEOPLE THAT PARTY AND IT FEELS LIKE A LOTS OF FRIENDS OR EVEN LIKE THE FAMILY. SO YOU FEEL GOOD, YOU FEEL BETTER, AND THEN, WELL, MY UNCLE BELONGS THERE TOO AND THEN THE OTHERS BELONG THERE TOO, YEAH, EVERYBODY LIKE IN THE BIG FAMILY. YES, NICE, OTHERWISE YOU DON’T HAVE ANY FRIENDS, YOU DON’T MEET ANYBODY, IF YOU NOT BELONG THERE, I THINK NOT SO FRIENDLY TO YOU.” HONG INDICATED THAT WHEN A SPECIAL MEAL WAS HELD AT THE SOCIETY, IT WAS THE MEN WHO DID THE COOKING: “AT THAT TIME JUST ABOUT EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW TO COOK BECAUSE MOSTLY WE WORK IN THE KITCHEN WHEN THEY CAME HERE.” HE SAID THAT DINERS WOULD PAY A SMALL FEE TO EAT AT THE LEAGUE WHEN SPECIAL MEALS WERE PUT ON. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR COPIES OF LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND FOR INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTS.
Catalogue Number
P20110031013
Acquisition Date
2011-11
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1987
Date Range To
1988
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, IRON, PAINT
Catalogue Number
P20190005005
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Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1987
Date Range To
1988
Materials
METAL, IRON, PAINT
No. Pieces
2
Height
32
Length
20.7
Width
30.7
Description
A. BALLOT BOX, 32 CM H X 20.7 CM L X 30.7 CM W. SILVER METAL BOX THAT OPENS AT THE TOP; BOX HAS BLACK METAL HANDLE ON THE LID WITH AN IRON LATCH ON LID AND FRONT; BOX HAS A ROUND HOLE IN THE LID. FRONT OF BOX HAS BLACK, PAINTED, STENCILLED TEXT “DOMINION OF CANADA”. TOP HAS PAPER TAPED ON WITH HANDWRITTEN PENCILLED TEXT “BALLET BOX FROM TENNANT HOUSE RALPH AND JANET ESTATE SALE 86 89”. INSIDE OF BOX HAS NEWSPAPER LINING THE BOTTOM. BOX IS STAINED ON THE OUTSIDE; BOX HAS PENCIL DRAWINGS AND MARKS ON THE FRONT AND SIDES; BOX IS SCUFFED AND RUSTED; BOX HAS GRIME ON THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE; OVERALL GOOD CONDITION. B. NEWSPAPER CLIPPING, 20.5 CM W X 18.2 CM L. CLIPPING WITH BLACK PRINTED TEXT OF ARTICLE “TENNANT RETIRES AFTER 23 YEARS”; ARTICLE INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS OF RALPH TENNANT AND AL WIGGINS. TOP OF CLIPPING HAS PRINTED TEXT “10 – THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD – MONDAY, AUGUST 16, 1971”. BACK OF ARTICLE HAS HEADLINE AND ARTICLE “FIRE DESTROYS SOUTH GRASSLANDS”. PAPERE IS YELLOWED; TEXT IS FADED; CLIPPING HAS SEVERE FOLD RUNNING VERTICALLY DOWN CENTER; OVERALL VERY GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
POLITICS
History
ON FEBRUARY 5, 2019, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN INTERVIEWED BARB CAVERS REGARDING HER DONATION OF ITEMS FROM HER HOME AND TEACHING CAREER. ON THE BALLOT BOX, CAVERS RECALLED, “MY HUSBAND [LLOYD] BOUGHT THAT FOR ME AT A GARAGE SALE [AROUND 1987 OR 1988], AT THE HOME OF RALPH AND JANET TENNANT, WHO LIVED ON FIFTEENTH STREET, BETWEEN FIFTH AND SIXTH AVENUE…THEY HAD LIVED IN THIS HOUSE FOR QUITE A LONG TIME, AND THEY WERE MOVING. HE WENT TO THE GARAGE SALE, AND SAW THIS…AND THOUGHT THAT, BECAUSE OF MY INVOLVEMENT IN SEVERAL ELECTIONS THAT I WOULD APPRECIATE HAVING THIS BALLOT BOX.” “IN 1971, MY HUSBAND AT THE TIME WAS DWIGHT JENSEN, AND HE WAS CAMPAIGN MANAGER FOR RICHARD BARTON, WHO WAS RUNNING AS A CONSERVATIVE CANDIDATE IN LETHBRIDGE EAST. THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT PETER LOUGHEED FORMED THE GOVERNMENT. IT WAS VERY EXCITING TO BE INVOLVED IN THAT WHOLE PROCESS. WE WENT TO A TRAINING SESSION…AT THE BANFF SCHOOL, AND SAW THE ROLL-OUT OF ALL THE ADS; GOT ALL REVVED UP; CAME HOME…I WAS ABLE TO WORK ON THAT CAMPAIGN, SO I BECAME THE OFFICE MANAGER, AND IT WAS REALLY AN EXCITING CAMPAIGN TO BE INVOLVED IN. IT WAS DEVASTATING TO FIND OUT THAT WE DIDN’T WIN. THERE WERE NO CONSERVATIVES ELECTED SOUTH OF CALGARY, IN THAT FIRST ELECTION. THE NEXT ONE, YOU COULD HAVE RUN ANYBODY, AND THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN ELECTED, AS A CONSERVATIVE. BUT, THE LOUGHEED [WAVE]…WAS REALLY AN EXCITING TIME TO BE INVOLVED. THAT WAS MY FIRST. SECOND ONE WOULD HAVE BEEN, I’M THINKING ’84. THAT WAS THE FEDERAL ELECTION WHEN MULRONEY WAS ELECTED, AND, AGAIN, I WAS STILL A CONSERVATIVE AT THAT TIME…I WAS OFFICE MANAGER FOR BLAINE THACKER ON HIS CAMPAIGN. THAT WAS ANOTHER EXCITING ONE TO BE INVOLVED WITH, BECAUSE IT WAS ANOTHER WAVE…A TIME OF CHANGE. WE HAD REALLY WONDERFUL PEOPLE TO WORK WITH AGAIN, AND DID A ROAD-TRIP TO CALGARY FOR A BIG MULRONEY RALLY ON PRINCE’S ISLAND. SO, THEY WERE BOTH REALLY GOOD ELECTIONS TO BE INVOLVED IN…BECAUSE I ENJOYED IT SO MUCH, HE SAW THAT [BOX], AND THOUGHT I WOULD ENJOY THAT.” “I DID DO SOME RESEARCH…HE WAS A RETURNING OFFICER DURING…IT MUST HAVE BEEN A FEDERAL ELECTION. I ALSO LOOKED UP WHEN THEY CHANGED FROM THOSE BOXES TO A DIFFERENT STYLE OF BOX…THAT WAS PROBABLY JUST OUT OF SERVICE, SO HE KEPT ONE.” “I HAD IT SITTING IN THE LIVING ROOM FOR A WHILE. I THINK I HAD BASKETS…DRIED FLOWERS…IT JUST WAS IN THAT COLLECTION OF STUFF IN FRONT OF THE WINDOW. MORE RECENTLY, IT’S JUST BEEN IN THE BASEMENT, BUT I DID HAVE IT AS AN ITEM OF DÉCOR FOR A WHILE.” “THE OTHER THING THAT I REALLY LIKED WAS THAT I KNEW THE TENNANT’S, THROUGH SOUTHMINSTER CHURCH, AND THEY WERE JUST SUCH A LOVELY FAMILY. THEY HAD TWO SONS WHO WERE JUST SLIGHTLY OLDER THAN MYSELF AND MY SISTER, AND THE WHOLE FAMILY WAS JUST A REALLY WONDERFUL FAMILY, SO TO HAVE SOMETHING OF THEIRS WAS KIND OF SPECIAL TO ME.” FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES AND THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20190005001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20190005005
Acquisition Date
2019-02
Collection
Museum
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