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Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1996
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960116170
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1996
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
100
Length
213.8
Width
76.4
Description
ALTAR IS MEDIUM FINISH WOOD TABLE WITH TAPERED FRIEZE AT MID-SECTION. BOTTOM IS TWO WIDE LEGS WITH BRASS FRAME SCREWED TO LEGS. INSIDE BRASS FRAME IS CERAMIC TILE MOSAIC WITH BLUE AND GREY BACKGROUND. HAS WHITE ANGEL FIGURE WHOSE BODY AND WINGS FORM AN "M". TOP OF TABLE HAS 25.7CM SQUARE CUT IN IT FOR ALTAR STONE. ON FRONT CORNER IS BLUE PLASTIC LABEL WHICH READS "PROPERTY OF ST. MICHAEL'S HEALTH CENTRE 04947".
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
FURNISHINGS
HEALTH SERVICES
History
THIS ALTAR WAS DONATED TO THE HOSPITAL BY MR. AND MRS. R.D. GRUENWALD IN 1965 TO REFURNISH THE NEW 2ND FLOOR CHAPEL. IT WAS DONATED IN MEMORY OF MR. GRUENWALD'S PARENTS. THE ALTAR WAS REMOVED FROM THE CHAPEL AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA. ALTAR WAS CONSTRUCTED BY LOCAL CARPENTER JAKOB MARTENS. IN A STATEMENT MADE ON 16 FEBRUARY 2007, RICHARD (DICK) GRUENWALD, THE CHAPEL’S FINANCIAL SPONSOR, DOCUMENTED THE FOLLOWING: “IT MUST BE REMEMBERED THAT THIS WAS A CATHOLIC HOSPITAL, PRIVATELY OWNED BY THE SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA. THEREFORE, IT WAS EXPECTED THE CHAPEL WOULD BE INCORPORATED IN THE ORIGINAL BUILDING. IT (THE CHAPEL) WAS DECORATED AND UPDATED FOR GREATER USE BY THE STAFF AND PATIENTS … IN THE EARLY 1970’S. THIS (RENOVATION) WAS PAID FOR AND SPONSORED BY AN ESTATE LEFT TO BE USED FOR CHARITY. THE EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE (DICK) CHOSE TO USE THE MONEY TO REFURBISH THE CHAPEL. (MY) MOTHER (LUCY) LEFT MONEY FOR CHARITY (DECEASED 1 MAY 1970) AND ST. MICHAEL’S HAD NO MONEY FOR THESE TYPES OF THINGS.” DICK GRUENWALD CLAIMED HIS MOTHER’S ESTATE PAID OUT $5,500 FOR THE CHAPEL. LUCY, HE SAID, “WAS A GREAT FRIEND OF THE SISTERS OF ST MARTHA AND ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL”. DICK SERVED ON THE HOSPITAL’S BOARD IN THE EARLY 70S. *UPDATE* IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE MET WITH JAKOB MARTENS (WHO HAD PURPORTEDLY MADE THE ALTAR) TO DISCUSS THE ALTAR. HE SAID THAT THE ALTAR WAS NOT HIS WORK.
Catalogue Number
P19960116170
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
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
Less detail
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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Other Name
DONATION BOX
Date Range From
1947
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P20070020011
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DONATION BOX
Date Range From
1947
Date Range To
2007
Materials
WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
71.0
Length
70.6
Width
35.5
Description
PLYWOOD BOX, UPPER SURFACE OF BOX HAS OPENING WITH PERPENDICULAR CROSS BARS, SIDES OF BOX WITH BLACK METAL HANDLES, FRONT OF BOX WITH ASIAN CHARACTERS WHICH READ, “DONATIONS,” BACK OF BOX WITH METAL LATCH THAT SECURES CLOSED DRAWER.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
DONATION BOX SAT NEAR THE ENTRANCE OF THE TABER BUDDHIST CHURCH. CONGREGATION MEMBERS WOULD PLACE DONATIONS IN BOX, USUALLY WITHIN ENVELOPES. DONATIONS WERE ESPECIALLY COMMON DURING CERTAIN EVENTS. DONATION BOX HANDMADE BY LOCAL BUDDHIST CHURCH MEMBER. INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM REVEREND IZUMI, A LOCAL BUDDHIST MINISTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20070020001 AND PERMANENT RECORD.
Catalogue Number
P20070020011
Acquisition Date
2007-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
NENJU
Date Range From
1947
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, CORD
Catalogue Number
P20070020018
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
NENJU
Date Range From
1947
Date Range To
2007
Materials
PLASTIC, CORD
No. Pieces
2
Description
NENJU: BEADED BRACELET OF ORANGE AND CLEAR BEADS STRUNG WITH BROWN CORD, TASSEL HANGS FROM END OF BRACELET, HEIGHT 0.5, LENGTH 12.5, WIDTH 2.4. JAPANESE NAME IS, “NENJU,” WHICH TRANSLATES TO, “THOUGHT BEADS.” 1 PCE. BEADED BRACELET OF WHITE, BROWN AND GREEN BEADS, STRUNG WITH WHITE CORD, BROWN TASSEL HANGS FROM END OF BRACELET, HEIGHT 0.8, LENGTH 17.5, WIDTH 3.0. JAPANESE NAME IS, “NENJU,” WHICH TRANSLATES TO, “THOUGHT BEADS.” 1 PCE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
THESE BEADED BRACELETS WOULD HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE TO CHURCH MEMBERS WHO MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN THEIR NENJU AT HOME. DURING ‘GASSHO’, A GESTURE OF RESPECT THAT IS PAID TO AMIDA BUDDHA, THE BEADS ARE PLACED AROUND THE HANDS, WITH THE TASSEL HANGING DOWN DIRECTLY IN THE CENTER. THEY ARE ALSO USED DURING MEDITATION. THESE PARTICULAR NENJU ARE SIZED FOR CHILDREN. INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM REVEREND IZUMI, A LOCAL BUDDHIST MINISTER, IN 2008. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE PERMANENT FILE AND P20070020001.
Catalogue Number
P20070020018
Acquisition Date
2007-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CHIOR CAP
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Catalogue Number
P20060021019
  1 image  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CHIOR CAP
Date Range From
1912
Date Range To
1980
No. Pieces
1
Length
25
Width
25
Diameter
20
Description
CLERGY HEAD WEAR MADE FROM BLK TAFFETA. CAP FEATURES A SQUARE CROWN (TOP) ON A HEADBAND. INSIDE LABEL HAS TEXT THAT READS "GOWNS. ROBES. AND HOODS BY ", "SAINTHILL LEVINE DIVISION OF SAINLEE INDUSTRIES LIMITED".
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
HEAD WEAR WAS WORN BY FEMALE MEMBERS OF THE CHOIR. THE HEAD WEAR DISAPPEARED BY 1980 AND THIS PARTICULAR INCARNATION OF THE CHOIR DISAPPEARED A FEW YEARS LATER. 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
P20060021019
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, COTTON
Catalogue Number
P19960116152
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
NYLON, POLYESTER, COTTON
No. Pieces
2
Length
126
Width
110
Description
1. CHASUBLE: 126 X 110CM PINK NYLON-POLYESTER GARMENT IS PONCHO STYLE CLOAK WITH SLIGHTLY TAPERED SHOULDERS. COLLAR IS ROUND WITH FLY OPENING AT BACK AND SNAP CLOSURE. CHASUBLE HAS GREEN LINING AND GREEN FELT STRIP DOWN CENTER OF BOTH SIDES. FRONT HAS LARGE GOLD LETTERS WITH GREEN EDGING THAT READ "IHS" WITH A SIMILAR STYLE CROWN ABOVE. SEWN INTO FRONT OF LINING ARE TWO LABELS. ONE READS "BY GASPARD GREATER LITURGICAL ART WINNIPEG CANADA". SECOND LABEL HAS "ORNEMENTS D'EGLISE GLOIRE CONFECTIONNES AU CANADA". BACK OF CHASUBLE HAS TWO SMALL WINE STAINS. 2. STOLE: 225 X 10CM STOLE MADE OF SAME MATERIAL AS CHASUBLE WITH IDENTICAL GREEN LINING. STOLE HAS GREEN FELT CHEVRON ON BOTH ENDS AND ENDS ARE TAPERED TO BROAD POINT. STOLE HAS CURVE CUT AT NECK WITH COTTON COLLAR WITH LACE. ALSO AT NECK IS GREEN FELT CROSS. STOLE HAS SMALL WINE STAIN.
Subjects
CLOTHING-OUTERWEAR
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
HEALTH SERVICES
History
CHASUBLE WAS REMOVED FROM THE CHAPEL AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P19960116152
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1947
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P20070020013
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1947
Date Range To
2007
Materials
CLOTH
No. Pieces
4
Description
UCHISHIKI 1: TABLE CLOTH WITH FLOWER MOTIF, BLUE, SILVER AND WHITE DOMINANT COLOURS. LENGTH 100.0, WIDTH 48.0. JAPANESE NAME IS, “UCHISHIKI,” “HIKI,” TRANSLATES TO, “ROLL OF CLOTH.” TABLE CLOTH 5 SIDED. 1 PCE. UCHISHIKI 2: TABLE CLOTH WITH FLOWER MOTIF, OCHRE DOMINANT COLOUR WITH WHITE, RED, GREEN AND GOLD. LENGTH 94.0, WIDTH 56.0. JAPANESE NAME IS, “UCHISHIKI,” “HIKI,” TRANSLATES TO, “ROLL OF CLOTH.” TABLE CLOTH 5 SIDED. LOSS VIA BURN PRESENT ON CENTER OF CLOTH. STORE LABEL AND TEXT READING, “MADE IN JAPAN” ON BACK OF CLOTH. 1 PCE. UCHISHIKI 3 AND 4: TABLE CLOTH WITH FLOWER MOTIF, RED, PURPLES, GOLD AND WHITE DOMINANT COLOURS. LENGTH 93.0, WIDTH 55.0. JAPANESE NAME IS, “UCHISHIKI,” “HIKI,” TRANSLATES TO, “ROLL OF CLOTH.” TABLE CLOTH 5 SIDED. WAX AND WATER STAINING APPARENT ON BACK OF CLOTH. 2 PCES.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
THE ORIGIN OF THESE UCHISHIKI ARE UNKOWN. PHOTOGRAPHS WERE EXAMINED TO DETERMINE WHEN THESE CLOTHS WERE ACQUIRED, AND IF THEY WERE PART OF THE BUTSUGU THAT WAS ORDERED FROM JAPAN WITH THE SHRINE IN 1962, WITH NO CONCLUSIVE RESULTS. WHEN DONATED TO THE GALT MUSEUM & ARCHIVES, THESE CLOTHS WERE WRAPPED IN A PAPER PACKAGING. SEE P20070020014 FOR MORE INFORMATION. INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM REVEREND IZUMI, A LOCAL BUDDHIST MINISTER, IN 2008. FOR MORE INFORMATION, SEE P20070020001 AND PERMANENT RECORD. UCHISHIKI 1, 2, 3 AND 4: UCHISHIKI 1 WAS USED AS A TABLE CLOTH FOR THE UWA-JOKU, WHILE UCHISHIKI 2,3 AND 4 WERE USED AS TABLE CLOTHS FOR THE KYO-JOKU (SUTRA TABLES). THE CLOTHS ARE POSITIONED SUCH THAT THE CENTRAL CORNER OF THE CLOTH IS DRAPED OVER THE FRONT END OF THE TABLE.
Catalogue Number
P20070020013
Acquisition Date
2007-10
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
STAIN-GLASS CHAPEL PANELS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1996
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19960116183
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
STAIN-GLASS CHAPEL PANELS
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1996
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
8
Height
3.1
Length
192.5
Width
45.7
Description
SIX WOOD FRAME PANELS HAVE MEDIUM FINISH AND BLUE STAIN GLASS PANES. EACH PANEL HAS RECTANGULAR FRAME WITH HORIZONTAL CROSS PIECES AND AXIS PIECE DOWN CENTER. AT TOP AND BOTTOM OF EACH PANEL IS CYLINDRICAL STEEL PLUG. EACH PANEL HAS SEVERAL DIFFERENT SHADES OF BLUE GLASS. PANELS FIT INTO TWO 240CM LONG 2X4'S WITH IDENTICAL FINISH AND RECTANGULAR STEEL COLLARS. EACH COLLAR HAS "ACME CAN. PAT. 63" STAMPED INTO IT. FINISH ON BASE AND TOP BOARDS HAS SEVERAL CHIPS AND SCRATCHES.
Subjects
FURNITURE
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
RELIGION
HEALTH SERVICES
History
PANELS WERE DONATED TO REFURNISH THE SECOND FLOOR CHAPEL AT ST. MICHAEL'S HOSPITAL IN 1965 BY MR. & MRS. R.D. GREUNWALD. THE REFURNISHINGS WERE DONE IN MEMORY OF MR. GREUNWALD'S PARENTS. THE PANELS WERE REMOVED FROM THE CHAPEL BEFORE THE HOSPITAL WAS DEMOLISHED IN 1996. FOR MORE HISTORY ON HOSPITAL SEE P19960116001-GA. PANELS WERE CONSTRUCTED BY LOCAL CARPENTER JAKOB MARTENS. IN A STATEMENT MADE ON 16 FEBRUARY 2007, RICHARD (DICK) GRUENWALD, THE CHAPEL’S FINANCIAL SPONSOR, DOCUMENTED THE FOLLOWING: “IT MUST BE REMEMBERED THAT THIS WAS A CATHOLIC HOSPITAL, PRIVATELY OWNED BY THE SISTERS OF ST. MARTHA. THEREFORE, IT WAS EXPECTED THE CHAPEL WOULD BE INCORPORATED IN THE ORIGINAL BUILDING. IT (THE CHAPEL) WAS DECORATED AND UPDATED FOR GREATER USE BY THE STAFF AND PATIENTS … IN THE EARLY 1970’S. THIS (RENOVATION) WAS PAID FOR AND SPONSORED BY AN ESTATE LEFT TO BE USED FOR CHARITY. THE EXECUTOR OF THE ESTATE (DICK) CHOSE TO USE THE MONEY TO REFURBISH THE CHAPEL. (MY) MOTHER (LUCY) LEFT MONEY FOR CHARITY (DECEASED 1 MAY 1970) AND ST. MICHAEL’S HAD NO MONEY FOR THESE TYPES OF THINGS.” DICK GRUENWALD CLAIMED HIS MOTHER’S ESTATE PAID OUT $5,500 FOR THE CHAPEL. LUCY, HE SAID, “WAS A GREAT FRIEND OF THE SISTERS OF ST MARTHA AND ST. MICHAEL’S HOSPITAL”. DICK SERVED ON THE HOSPITAL’S BOARD IN THE EARLY 70S. ___________________________________________ IN 2010, NICOLE HEMBROFF, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PALLET RACKING. SHE MET WITH JAKOB MARTENS (WHO HAD PURPORTEDLY MADE THE PANELS) TO DISCUSS THE PANELS. HE SAID THAT THE PANELS WERE NOT HIS WORK. _________________________________ NO RECORD OF DAMAGE CONTEMPORARY TO THIS ARTIFACT’S CONDITION CHANGE (GLASS PANEL BREAK) EXISTS. DAMAGE TO THE TABLE WAS RECALLED TO HAVE OCCURRED SOMETIME BETWEEN 2002 AND 2003. IN 2013, TECH KEVIN MACLEAN REMEMBERED COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT TERRA PLATO AS HAVING INADVERTENTLY PUT HER FOOT THROUGH THE PANEL AS SHE WENT ABOUT HER VAULT WORK IN AN AISLE BETWEEN THE ROWS OF PALLET RACKING. AT THE TIME, THE PANELS WERE LOCATED IN THE AISLE. A PIECE OF BROKEN GLASS FROM THE BROKEN PANEL IS ATTACHED TO THIS ARTIFACT’S PERMANENT RECORD IN THE EVENT THAT A NEW PANEL CAN BE SOURCED AND RE-INSTALLED.
Catalogue Number
P19960116183
Acquisition Date
1996-01
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
CROSS
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
2003
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20060021009
  1 image  
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
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