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Other Name
MILITARY RIBBON BAR
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P19738775000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MILITARY RIBBON BAR
Date Range From
1939
Date Range To
1945
Materials
ALUMINUM, CLOTH
No. Pieces
1
Length
2.6
Width
2.0
Description
"TZ" IN A CIRCLE ON BACK. RED, WHITE, BLACK & BLUE RIBBON ON FRONT. CROSSED SWORDS AT ONE END.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
MILITARY
History
RIBBONS INDICATE INDIVIDUAL AWARDED WAR MERIT MEDAL, 2ND CLASS, HINDENBURG CROSS, CROSS OF HONOR COMBATANT (1914-1918), & BALTIC CROSS. (L. TO R.) RIBBONS INDICATE INDIVIDUAL WAS VETERAN OF W.W.I. *UPDATE* IN 2014 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MILITARY OBJECTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO UNCOVER ANY NEW INFORMATION ABOUT THIS ARTIFACT.
Catalogue Number
P19738775000
Acquisition Date
1973-06
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
BASKET & EASTER EGG SET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WICKER
Catalogue Number
P19738277001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
BASKET & EASTER EGG SET
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
WICKER
No. Pieces
1
Height
13.3
Length
17.8
Width
12.1
Description
WICKER BASKET C/W 1/2 HOOP OR LOOP HANDLE.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
CONTAINER
Historical Association
DECORATIVE ARTS
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
PART OF SET WHICH INCLUDES, THREE DECORATED EGGS PYSKANKY (EASTER) & A DOILY. UKRAINIAN CANADIAN HERITAGE. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, INCLUDING THREE DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION OF LETHBRIDGE. THOUGH THE ASSOCIATION HAS DISBANDED, SHE WAS ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT IT IS LIKELY THAT THIS OBJECT AND 81 OTHERS DONATED BY THE ASSOCIATION IN 1973 WERE ORIGINALLY PART OF THE GALT MUSEUM'S 'UKRAINIAN ROOM' EXHIBIT. ACCORDING TO LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES FROM 1969 AND 1976, AND PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE GALT ARCHIVES (199110764419, 1991107612370, 199110764421, AND 199110764422) THE UKRAINIAN ROOM WAS INSTALLED IN 1966, WHEN THE MUSEUM WAS MOVED FROM THE BOWMAN CENTRE TO THE GALT HOSPITAL BUILDING. THE ROOM WAS FURNISHED WITH OBJECTS DONATED BY THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION, AND THE GROUP HELD ANNUAL TEAS THERE. THOUGH THE CATALOGUE NUMBERS OF THE UKRAINIAN ASSOCIATION DONATION REFLECT A 1973 DONATION DATE, THE INITIAL ACQUISITION YEAR LISTED IN HARDCOPY FILES IS 1966, WHICH ALIGNS WITH THE OPENING DATE OF THE UKRAINIAN ROOM. IN ADDITION, ARCHIVAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE ROOM DEPICT OBJECTS THAT ARE NOW HELD IN COLLECTIONS (P19738277001-GA, P19738277002-GA, AND P19738277003-GA CAN BE CLEARLY IDENTIFIED, WITH OTHER OBJECTS IDENTIFIED SPECULATIVELY). IN 1984 THE MUSEUM DISMANTLED ALL ITS DISPLAYS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BUILDING'S RENOVATION AND EXPANSION, AND ACCORDING TO BRAD BROWN, GALT EXHIBIT DESIGNER, WHEN THE FACILITY REOPENED TO THE PUBLIC IN 1985 ALL THE EXHIBITS HAD BEEN REWORKED, AND THE UKRAINIAN ROOM NO LONGER EXISTED. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P19738277001
Acquisition Date
1966-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
GIRLS' TEMPLE CROWN
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
1979
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
TIN
Catalogue Number
P20060018003
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
GIRLS' TEMPLE CROWN
Date Range From
1929
Date Range To
1979
Materials
TIN
No. Pieces
3
Height
8.5
Diameter
15
Description
GLD TIN CROWN (2 PCE) WITH RD CUSHION. ELABORATE EMBOSSED FLORAL AND LEAF DESIGN ADORNS CROWN. SIX ARMS EXTEND WITH MOBIL- LIKE HANGINGS WHICH INCLUDE BL AND PNK BEADS. TOP OF CROWN FEATURES A PEACOCK . RD TASSEL ATTACHED TO CROWN.
Subjects
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
CLOTHING-HEADWEAR
PERSONAL SYMBOL
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
ETHNOGRAPHIC
RELIGION
History
COSTUMES WERE WORN BY THE YOUNGEST MEMBERS OF THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE LOCATED IN RAYMOND, ALBERTA. FOR AT LEAST FIFTY YEARS, CHILDREN DRESSED UP IN THE ELABORATE GARMENTS AS PART OF RELIGION’S ‘CHIGO’ OR YOUNG-CHILDREN CEREMONY. THE PROCESSIONAL EVENT REQUIRED THAT THE CHILDREN DRESS AS HEAVENLY BEINGS. BOYS WORE A STIFF HAT OF LACQUERED GAUZE CALLED AN ‘EBOSHI’ WHILE GIRLS WORE THE CROWN OF THE PHOENIX BIRD KNOWN AS A ‘TENKAN’. THE CEREMONY WAS CONDUCTED AT THE RAYMOND BUDDHIST TEMPLE EVERY FIVE YEARS, COMMENCING ON THE DATE OF THE TEMPLE’S DEDICATION (1929) AND ENDING ON ITS FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY IN 1979. IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE PAPER LOTUS FLOWERS WERE MADE LOCALLY AND THE GARMENTS WERE IMPORTED FROM JAPAN. FOR ALMOST EIGHTY YEARS, THE TEMPLE SERVED THE SPIRITUAL NEEDS OF MANY AMONG SOUTHERN ALBERTA’S JAPANESE COMMUNITY. IT ACTED AS A CENTRE FOR TRADITIONAL BUDDHIST TEACHING AND JAPANESE CULTURE UNTIL ITS CLOSING IN 2006. THESE COSTUMES, IN ADDITION TO OTHER SPIRITUAL OBJECTS INCLUDING THE TEMPLE’S SHRINE, WERE DONATED TO THE GALT AS PART OF THE TEMPLE’S CLOSING AND EVENTUAL SALE. CEREMONY WHERE THIS COSTUME WAS LAST WORN WAS PERFORMED FOR THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE'S FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY IN 1979. PERFORMED FOR THE TEMPLE'S INAUGURATION, 10TH, 20TH, 25, 30, 35, 40...ETC EVERY 5TH YEAR. DONOR HAS PHOTOS OF COSTUMES BEING WORN DURING THE ANNIVERSARIES (SEE PERMANENT FILE). DONOR PRESUMES THAT THE MATERIAL DATES TO 1929 TO 1930. ON APRIL 26, 2009 THE BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, LOCATED IN LETHBRIDGE, WAS THE SITE OF AN O-CHIGO CHILDREN’S PARADE, HELD AS PART OF THE TEMPLE’S DEDICATION CEREMONY. VISUAL DOCUMENTATION OF O-CHIGO COSTUMES, REPRESENTING THE ONE DONATED, CAN BE FOUND IN THE GALT’S ARCHIVES, RELATED TO THE 2009 DEDICATION EVENT. ADDITIONALLY, O-CHIGO RELATED PHOTOS CAN BE FOUND RELATED TO THE HISTORY OF THE TABER BUDDHIST CHURCH IN THE GALT’S ARCHIVES. FINALLY, IT IS BELIEVED THAT THE ROYAL ALBERTA MUSEUM IS IN POSSESSION OF HISTORIC 40S ERA FOOTAGE OF TEMPLE EVENTS, RELATED TO THE RAM’S COLLECTION OF A SHRINE FROM PICTURE BUTTE. SEE P20030041001-GA FOR COMPLETE HISTORY ON BUDDHIST TEMPLE.
Catalogue Number
P20060018003
Acquisition Date
2006-08
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
TROPHY
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STERLING SILVER
Catalogue Number
P19990039000
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
TROPHY
Date
1912
Materials
STERLING SILVER
No. Pieces
1
Height
26.4
Width
11.5
Description
CUP -- STERLING SILVER; THE SLIGHTLY FLAYED BASE IS CIRCULAR (25.0 - 36.5 CM). THERE ARE THREE GROUPS OF EIGHT RECTANGLES AROUND THE BASE. AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH RECTANGLE IS A SMALL CIRCLE. EACH GROUP IS BETWEEN THE BASE OF THE HANDLES OF THE CUP. THE BOWL IS ON A PEDESTAL (1.5 CM IN HEIGHT). ATTACHED 5.0 CM FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE BOWL ARE THE HANDLES. THE THREE HANDLES ARE SQUARE ON THE TOP. THE BOWL VARIES IN CIRCUMFERENCE (44.0 CM AT THE RIM TO 47. CM JUST BELOW THE RIM TO 24.0 CM TO 8.0 CM AT THE TOP OF THE PEDESTAL). THE INSCRIPTION ON THE BOWL READS "PRESENTED TO JOSEPH GILLESPIE UPON HIS RETIRING FROM LETHBRIDGE CITY POLICE BY MEMBERS OF THE FORCE SEPT. 10, 1912". THE INTERIOR OF THE BOWL IS GOLD COLORED FINISH.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
SAFETY SERVICES
COMMEMORATIVE
History
THE SILVER CUP WAS FROM THE ESTATE OF THE LATE DOROTHY MORROW. MRS. MORROW LIVED IN THE HOUSE THAT WAS OCCUPIED EARLIER IN THE CENTURY BY JOSEPH GILLESPIE AND HIS FAMILY. THE HOUSE WAS LOCATED AT 627 - 11 STREET SOUTH, LETHBRIDGE.
Catalogue Number
P19990039000
Acquisition Date
1999-10
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
ZOEY MACE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, VELVET, CLOTH
Catalogue Number
P20010099014
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
ZOEY MACE
Date Range From
1990
Date Range To
1997
Materials
WOOD, VELVET, CLOTH
No. Pieces
5
Height
7.5
Length
48.4
Width
14.1
Description
THE MACE HAS THREE MAIN COMPONENTS. IN THE MIDDLE, THERE IS A SMALL RECTANGULAR (WITH CURVED EDGES) PIECE THAT HAS A SOLID OVAL SECTION THAT IS PAINTED GREEN AROUND IT, AN ELABORATE DESIGN. ON EITHER END, THERE ARE TWO LARGER PIECES. ONE, HAS TWO THE IMAGE OF TWO DRAGONS ON IT, COLORED YELLOW, AND POSITIONED SO THAT THEY APPEAR TO BE CHASING EACHOTHER. A YELLOW BORDER WITH ALTERNATING PINK AND GREEN DOTS SURROUNDS THEM. ON THE OTHER END, THERE IS AN IMAGE OF WHAT LOOKS TO BE A SEASCAPE, WITH TWO BIRDS (OR POSSIBLY BATS) ABOVE A ROCK CENTERED IN THE MIDDLE. AGAIN, THIS IS SURROUNDED BY A YELLOW BORDER WITH ALTERNATING PINK AND GREEN DOTS. ON THE BAND CONNECTING THESE THREE PIECES, ARE CHINESE CHARACTERS IN BLUE OVER A YELLOW BACKGROUND, SURROUNDED BY A BLUE BORDER. THE MACE IS CONTAINED (AND TIED DOWN BY A RIBBON) IN A BOX THAT IS OLIVE GREEN WITH DARK YELLOW FLORAL DESIGNS COVERING IT. THE INTERIOR IS RED. THE LID OF THE BOX IS AN ELABORATE DESIGN THAT MUST BE PULLED OFF VIA THE LOOSE END. UNDER THAT IS A GLASS PLATE WHICH IN TURN COVERS A PADDED PURPLE LID WITH A SMALL LOOP OF FABRIC TO ASSIST IN REMOVING IT. ON THE TOP OF THE LID, THERE IS A STICKER THAT IS CLEAR WITH GOLD WRITING AND CHINESE CHARACTERS ON IT. THE WRITING READS, "CHIA YI COCHIN POTTERY (GONG FU KILN) WORKS BY GAO ZHI MING".
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
POLITICS
DECORATIVE ARTS
History
THIS REPLICA MACE WAS CREATED BY A HIGHLY RESPECTED ARTISAN. THE ORIGINAL MACE IS USED BY THE MONARCH TO INDICATE HIS / HER LEVEL OF OFFICE AND AUTHORITY TO RULE. THE NUMBER OF DRAGONS INDICATES THE STATUS OF THE HOLDER. TWO DRAGONS INDICATES A DEITY. THIS ARTIFACT WAS COLLECTED BY MAYOR CARPENTER (1986-2001) DURING HIS SECOND VISIT TO TAIWAN IN 1998. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS VISIT, GO TO P20010099001. *UPDATE* IN 2018, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILE ARTIFACTS AND ACCESSORIES, INCLUDING AN ALTER CLOTH AND A SASH DONATED BY DAVID CARPENTER. ON 8 MARCH 2018, PUNDYK INTERVIEWED CARPENTER REGARDING HIS DONATION OF 22 ARITFACTS RELATED TO HIS TRIPS TO TAIWAN AS THE MAYOR OF LETHBRIDGE. THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE EMPLOYEE, WEI QUO, WHO ACTED AS TRANSLATOR DURING THESE TRIPS WAS ALSO A PART OF THE 8 MAY 2018 INTERVIEW. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR THE FULL INTERVIEW.
Catalogue Number
P20010099014
Acquisition Date
2002-03
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
CALUMET PIPE PREFORM
Date Range From
1700
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STONE
Catalogue Number
P19738041000
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
CALUMET PIPE PREFORM
Date Range From
1700
Materials
STONE
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.6
Length
8.6
Width
5.5
Description
17.5 MM (BOWL HOLE) X 10 MM (STEMHOLE). DARK RED PIPE STONE. SEVERAL SPOTS OF BLUE PAINT ON BODY. THERE ARE SEVERAL HORIZONTAL INCISED LINES. THERE IS AN ABANDONED STEM HOLE STARTED ON OPPOSITE SIDE FROM PRESENT STEM HOLE. ABRASION MARKS ON ONE SIDE. AN UNFINISHED PREFORM, APPARENTLY BEING DESIGNED AS A BLACKFOOT STYLE PLATFORM PIPE. APPARENTLY DISCARDED DUE TO MANUFACTURING OR MATERIAL IMPERFECTION. ROTARY ONE WAY DRILLING USED FOR HOLES.
Subjects
PERSONAL GEAR
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ARCHAEOLOGY
ETHNOGRAPHIC
History
BLACKFOOT. IN 2017, COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT ELISE PUNDYK CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF BOXED TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES INCLUDING A HATPIN, BROOCH, AND BUTTON DONATED BY ALVA MARION BUSSARD. HER HUSBAND, LAWRENCE HAYWORTH BUSSARD, WAS ALSO A DONOR TO THE MUSEUM. COLLECTIVELY, THE COUPLE DONATED 31 ARTIFACTS BETWEEN THE YEARS 1964 TO 1973. ALVA M. BUSSARD (NEE MCMOW)’S OBITUARY STATES SHE WAS BORN IN NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK ON OCTOBER 28, 1908. SHE MOVED WEST WITH HER FAMILY IN 1910 AND GREW UP IN THE OLDS-DIDSBURY AREA. SHE MARRIED LAWRENCE H. BUSSARD (B. 1906) ON SEPTEMBER 12, 1937. THEY LIVED IN VERMILLION UNTIL 1948, THEN MOVED TO DRUMHELLER. THEY RELOCATED TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1950 WHEN LAWRENCE TOOK THE JOB OF PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT. THE COUPLE HAD A SON, DENNIS JAMES (JIM) BUSSARD. LAWRENCE PASSED AWAY ON NOVEMBER 5, 1967 AT THE AGE OF 59 YEARS. L. H. BUSSARD’S OBITUARY IN THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD SPELLS HIS NAME “LAURENCE” AND STATES THAT HE MARRIED ALVA (SPELLED “ELVA”) ON DECEMBER 12, 1936. ACCORDING TO ALVA’S OBITUARY SHE MOVED TO SIDNEY, B. C. IN 1969. SHE THEN BACK TO RED DEER IN 1978 WHERE SHE PASSED AWAY ON MAY 2, 1998. ON NOVEMBER 28, 2017, PUNDYK SPOKE OVER THE PHONE WITH ALVA AND LAWRENCE’S SON, DENNIS BUSSARD OF RED DEER, ALBERTA, ABOUT THE 31 ARTIFACTS DONATED BY HIS PARENTS. HE DID NOT RECOGNIZE THE ARTIFACTS, BUT PROVIDED INFORMATION ABOUT HIS MOTHER. DENNIS STATED HE LEFT HIS PARENTS’ HOME IN 1956. HE ADDED TO THE INFORMATION FROM ALVA’S OBITUARY THAT SHE AND HER FAMILY MOVED TO SASKATCHEWAN BRIEFLY BEFORE MOVING TO ALBERTA FROM NEW YORK. HE EXPLAINED HIS MOTHER BECAME INVOLVED WITH HER FAMILY’S GENEALOGY AND FOUND HER BIRTH CERTIFICATE WHICH SPELLED HER NAME “ALVA” AND SHE ADOPTED THAT SPELLING. PRIOR TO THAT DISCOVERY, HIS MOTHER SPELLED HER NAME “ELVA,” WHICH IS THE REASON RECORDS EXIST WITH THAT SPELLING. THE GALT HOLDS A PAINTING DONATED BY L. H. BUSSARD THAT IS SIGNED “E. M. BUSSARD,” WHICH WAS DENNIS’S MOTHER. HE SAID THAT SHE BEGAN PAINTING FREQUENTLY AFTER HE LEFT HOME IN 1956. PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE P19651668000 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING LETHBRIDGE HERALD CLIPPINGS.
Catalogue Number
P19738041000
Acquisition Date
1964-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
WINTER OLYMPIC PLAQUE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
GLASS, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19980048064
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
WINTER OLYMPIC PLAQUE
Date
1988
Materials
GLASS, METAL
No. Pieces
3
Height
1.4
Length
30.5
Width
23.2
Description
PLAQUE HAS THREE MAIN PARTS. THE CENTRAL PORTION IS GLASS WITH WORDS ETCHED ON THE BACK THAT STATE, "SHARE THE FLAME PRESENTED TO THE PEOPLE OF LETHBRIDGE ON THE OCCASION OF THE OLYMPIC TORCH RELAY NOV. 17. 1987 - FEB 13, 1988". THERE IS A SMALL SYMBOL OF THE OLYMPIC TORCH OF THE CALGARY OLYMPICS AND SPONSORS. THIS GLASS PORTION IS SUPPORTED BY A BLACK METAL FRAME. UNDER THE GLASS, THERE IS A BURGUNDY PIECE OF CARDBOARD WHICH ALLOWS THE ETCHINGS ON THE GLASS TO BE READ WITH GREATER EASE.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
SPORTS
History
THIS PLAQUE WAS PRESENTED TO LETHBRIDGE DURING THE RUNNING OF THE OLYMPIC TORCH TO CALGARY FOR THE 1988 WINTER OLYMPIC GAMES. THE OLYMPIC TORCH RUN WENT FROM NOV. 17, 1987 TO FEB. 13, 1988 AND WAS ORGANIZED AND SPONSORED BY PETROCANADA.
Catalogue Number
P19980048064
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES PROGRAM PLAQUE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19980048073
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES PROGRAM PLAQUE
Date
1993
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, PAPER, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.9
Length
37.5
Width
28.0
Description
PLAQUE HAS AS IT'S MOST NOTEABLE FEATURE, A LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES PROGRAM COVER FROM "1993" COVERED IN GLASS WHICH IS FIXED TO THE PLAQUE. BELOW THAT IS A METAL PORTION WHICH HAS THE LETHBRIDGE HURRICANES EMBLEM (A HOCKEY STICK WITH THE LETTER "H" IN IT, "LETHBRIDGE" ABOVE THE END, AND "HURRICANES" BELOW IT). THE WORDING ON THIS PORTION STATES, "PRESENTED TO CITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR SPONSORSHIP OF THE 1992-1993 'STAY IN SCHOOL' PROGRAM FRIDAY MARCH 19 1993."
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
SPORTS
EDUCATION
History
GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN APPRECIATION OF SPONSORSHIP FOR THE 1992 - 1993 'STAY IN SCHOOL PROGRAM'. DATED 'FRIDAY MARCH 19, 1993'.
Catalogue Number
P19980048073
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
HEART FOUNDATION PLAQUE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, METAL
Catalogue Number
P19980048059
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
HEART FOUNDATION PLAQUE
Date
1987
Materials
WOOD, METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.9
Length
15.2
Width
20.2
Description
PLAQUE IS MADE OF LIGHT COLORED WOOD, WHILE THE METAL FITTING IS MADE OF WHAT APPEARS TO BE BRASS. ON THIS FITTING, ARE THE WORDS, "COMMENDATION FOR CREATING SMOKE-FREE SPACE" "CITY OF LETHBRIDGE JANUARY 12, 1987". BESIDE THIS WRITING, IS A LOGO WHICH SHOWS A STYLIZED PERSON STANDING ON A BROKEN CIGARETTE INSIDE A HOUSE.
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
COMMEMORATIVE
ASSOCIATIONS
History
GIVEN TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE IN SUPPORT OF THE CREATION OF "SMOKE - FREE SPACES" BY THE CANADIAN HEART FOUNDATION. THIS WAS GIVEN ON JANUARY 12 1987.
Catalogue Number
P19980048059
Acquisition Date
2002-02
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
W/ MODEL LOCOMOTIVE
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, WOOD
Catalogue Number
P20040006001
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
W/ MODEL LOCOMOTIVE
Date
1986
Materials
PLASTIC, METAL, WOOD
No. Pieces
2
Description
1. TRAIN. 5.3 X 24.0 X 3.4. MODEL OF TRAIN ENGINE. BASE IS BLACK, HAS 2 SETS OF 6 WHEELS THAT SWIVEL. MAIN BODY OF ENGINE IS PAINTED RED WITH "CP RAIL" AND "5838" PAINTED ON SIDES IN WHITE. "5838" IS ALSO ON FRONT AND BACK OF ENGINE. THERE IS A METAL GUARD RAIL AROUND PERIMETER OF ENGINE. ALL COMPONENTS OF ENGINE ARE MOLDED INTO PLASTIC (INCLUDING BOLTS). 2. BASE. 2.2 X 30.5 X 9.3. RECTANGULAR WOOD BASE WITH ONE BEVELED EDGE. TOP AND SIDES OF BASE ARE COVERED WITH CLEAR VARNISH. MOUNTED ON TOP OF BASE IS A MODEL TRAIN TRACK. THERE IS A BRASS PLAQUE ON BEVELED EDGE ETCHED WITH "BUD MCLEAN ------ENTERED SERVICE AUGUST 5, 1946 --------- PROMOTED TO FIREMAN AUGUST 22, 1948 PROMOTED TO ENGINEER OCTOBER 31, 1955 -------- LAST TRIP OCTOBER 21, 1986 RETIRED DECEMBER 1, 1986 ------------ BEST WISHES FROM B. OF L.E. DIV. 750".
Subjects
PERSONAL SYMBOL
CEREMONIAL ARTIFACT
Historical Association
TRANSPORTATION
COMMEMORATIVE
History
RETIREMENT GIFT PRESENTED TO DONOR'S FATHER, GEORGE G. MCLEAN (AKA "BUD") FROM THE BROTHERHOOD OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEERS DIVISION 750, DECEMBER 1986. BUD MCLEAN WAS BORN NEAR EDMONTON, ALBERTA IN 1930 AND GREW UP IN LETHBRIDGE, ATTENDING ST. BASIL'S SCHOOL. THE SON OF A RAILROAD MAN (GEORGE MCLEAN SR) AND ONE OF THE FIRST LADY CUSTOMS OFFICERS, (ELLEN MCLEAN - SEE OTHER DONATIONS IN COLLECTION), BUD STARTED WITH THE CPR IN 1946, WORKING HIS WAY UP TO ENGINEER IN 1955. HE WAS THE LAST STEAM LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER TO JOIN THE ROSTER. ONE OF HIS CHARGES IS NOW ON DISPLAY AT HERITAGE PARK IN CALGARY, ANOTHER IS AT THE HEALTH UNIT IN LETHBRIDGE. HE RETIRED FROM THE CPR IN 1986. BUD MET AND MARRIED HIS WIFE MARJORIE IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1952. THEY HAD 2 CHILDREN, DARLENE AND GRANT MCLEAN. BUD WAS DESCRIBED AS A FAMILY MAN, PARTY TRICKSTER, AND GREAT LOVER OF SPORTS. HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE ELKS AND A LONG TIME SUPPORTER OF THE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB, SERVING ON ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR SEVERAL YEARS. HE PASSED AWAY IN LETHBRIDGE ON JUNE 14, 2003 AT THE AGE OF 73 YEARS.
Catalogue Number
P20040006001
Acquisition Date
2004-03
Collection
Museum
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