Skip header and navigation

2 records – page 1 of 1.

Material Type
Artifact
Materials
OAK, IVORY, CARPET, NICKEL PLATE
Catalogue Number
P19662318000
Material Type
Artifact
Date
1897
Materials
OAK, IVORY, CARPET, NICKEL PLATE
No. Pieces
1
Height
119.4
Length
132.1
Width
53.1
Description
HINGED MUSIC STAND OPENS TO REVEAL MUSIC STORAGE COMPARTMENT. TOP IS BROKEN. 10 STOPS. PEDAL OPERATED. NON-FUNCTIONAL. SCALLOP AND FLORAL PATTERN ON FRONT. "DOMINION ORGAN CO. MOUSE PROOF PATENTED 87" ON FOOT PEDALS. "ESTEYORGAN CO. THE BALTTEBORO U.S.A. BALTTEBORO VT." SEAL ABOVE KEYBOARD. FINISH BADLY SCRATCHED AND MARRED. BACK IS A PLYWOOD REPLACEMENT. CARPET ON PEDALS WORN THROUGH. 3 "KNOB" DECORATIONS ON EACH SIDE OF FRONT. ONE FRONT PANEL REMOVED. KEYBOARD LID IS NON-FUNCTIONAL. LEFT PEDAL DAMAGED. KEYLOCK ON KEYBOARD LID.
Subjects
MUSICAL T&E
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
USED IN COALDALE CATHOLIC CHURCH. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. SHE DETERMINED THAT THE DONOR OF THIS ORGAN, REV. GREGORY MCLELLAN, WAS THE PRIEST AT ST. AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN COALDALE FROM 1956 TO 1969. THE FOLLOWING BRIEF HISTORY OF ST. AMBROSE PARISH WAS DEVELOPED WITH INFORMATION FROM THE BOOKS 'FROM THE BUFFALO TO THE CROSS: A HISTORY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CALGARY' (1973) AND 'WINDS OF CHANGE: A HISTORY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CALGARY SINCE 1968' (2004). BY 1928 THE GROWING CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IN COALDALE WAS BEING SERVICED BY LETHBRIDGE PRIESTS, HOLDING MASS IN THE COALDALE PUBLIC SCHOOL. A LOT WAS SECURED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A CHURCH, BUT IT WAS NOT UNTIL 1935 WHEN THE DISUSED OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH BUILDING FROM HARDIEVILLE WAS MOVED TO COALDALE AND OPENED UNDER THE TITLE OF ST. AMBROSE. THE PARISH CONTINUED TO BE SERVED BY PRIESTS FROM LETHBRIDGE. THE STRUCTURE WAS DESTROYED BY FIRE ON JULY 21, 1942, AND A NEW CHURCH, BUILT BY VOLUNTEERS, WAS ERECTED IN 1943 AND BLESSED BY THE BISHOP IN DECEMBER 1944. FOUR YEARS LATER, COALDALE WAS DESIGNATED AS AN INDENPENDENT PARISH TO BE SERVED BY THEIR OWN PRIEST. FATHER MCLELLAN WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SEPARATE CATHOLIC SCHOOL IN 1958, AND A LARGER CHURCH IN 1960, WHICH WAS FUNDED BY DONATIONS OF LAND, MONEY, LABOUR, AND MATERIALS FROM PARISHIONERS. BY THE 1990S, A SHORTAGE OF PRIESTS IN THE CALGARY DIOCESE AND LESS LOCAL CATHOLIC FAMILIES ATTENDING THE PARISH CONTRIBUTED TO THE DIOCESE'S 1999 DECISION TO TWIN ST. AMBROSE WITH ST. CATHERINE'S CHURCH IN PICTURE BUTTE, MEANING BOTH COMMUNITIES WOULD BE SERVED BY ONE PRIEST. AT THE TIME OF THIS SURVEY, ST. AMBROSE PARISH IS STILL SERVING THE CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IN COALDALE. THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ON THE DONOR, REV. GREGORY MCLELLAN, WAS EXCERPTED FROM HIS CALGARY HERALD OBITUARY AND THE BOOK 'WINDS OF CHANGE: A HISTORY OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF CALGARY SINCE 1968' (2004). MCLELLAN WAS BORN IN 1923 IN DEEPDALE, NOVA SCOTIA, AND GREW UP IN CALGARY, WHERE HE PLAYED BASEBALL WITH THE PURITY 99 TEAM. HE WORKED AT THE CALGARY BREWERY AND THE NACMINE COAL MINE BEFORE BEING ORDAINED AS A CATHOLIC PRIEST IN APRIL 1949. MCLELLAN HAD MANY APPOINTMENTS THROUGHOUT ALBERTA, INCLUDING MULTIPLE PARISHES IN CALGARY, MEDICINE HAT, CARDSTON, AND OKOTOKS. DURING HIS SERVICE AT ST. AMBROSE IN COALDALE, HE WAS KNOWN AS A BUILDER OF COMMUNITY VALUES, PROMOTING CROSS-DENOMINATIONAL CO-OPERATION BETWEEN CATHOLICS AND OTHER CHRISTIAN CONGREGATIONS IN THE AREA. FATHER MCLELLAN WAS ALSO A FOUNDING MEMBER OF THE ROTARY CLUB OF CALGARY CHINOOK. HE DIED ON JANUARY 30, 2013 IN CALGARY. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR HARDCOPIES OF SOURCE MATERIALS.
Catalogue Number
P19662318000
Acquisition Date
1966-11
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WALNUT, IVORY, EBONY, COTTON, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19662228000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1900
Date Range To
1910
Materials
WALNUT, IVORY, EBONY, COTTON, STEEL
No. Pieces
3
Height
147.0
Length
159.4
Width
81.3
Description
.1 ORGAN. ABOVE DIMENSIONS. 2 PIECES. HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO ELECTRICITY. 23 STOPS (1 MISSING). 2 KEYBOARDS. GREEN GRILL WORK COTTON COVER, LEAF AND FILIGREE WOOD DESIGN OVER COTTON. SOLD BY "ALBERTA & PIANO, CALGARY, ALBERTA" STAMPED ON FRONT OF ORGAN. ONE BOTTOM PANEL IS MISSING. "BELL & CO.'S VOX..MANA" LABEL ON BACK. COMPLETE WITH BASS PEDALS. PIPE AND CHAIN PROTRUDE FROM REAR OF ORGAN. DIAMOND PATTERN FABRIC ON REAR. BACK PANEL AND TOP ARE REMOVABLE. VENEER, PANELLING, AND LEAF COVERS THE SURFACE. PEDAL BOX IS COVERED WITH PIECE OF PLYWOOD. 2 METAL PEDALS PROTRUDE FROM EACH SIDE OF THE ORGAN. PEDALBOX SITS ON FLOOR IN FRONT OF ORGAN. PEDALS WORK IN CORRESPONDENCE WITH WOOD KNOBS ON FRONT BASE OF ORGAN. 30 PEDALS, 12 OF WHICH ARE RAISED. .2 BENCH. WOOD. 73.5CM (H) X 130 CM (L) X 40 CM (W). OAK BENCH WITH MEDIUM BROWN FINISH. BENCH HAS SUPPORTING BEAM BETWEEN LEGS IN MIDDLE. BENCH CONSTRUCTED WITH FLATHEAD SCREWS. RIBBED RELIEF ON LEG EDGES. WORN.
Subjects
MUSICAL T&E
Historical Association
RELIGION
History
FROM NORTH LETHBRIDGE (ST MARY'S) ANGLICAN CHURCH. *UPDATE* IN 2015 COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT JANE EDMUNDSON CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. SHE WAS UNABLE TO FIND A LINK BETWEEN THE DONOR OF THIS ORGAN, WILLEM VANDER KOOY, AND THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF ST. MARY THE VIRGIN, BUT THE FOLLOWING BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION ABOUT VANDER KOOY WAS FOUND IN HIS LETHBRIDGE HERALD OBITUARY. WILLEM VANDER KOOY WAS BORN IN PYNACKER, HOLLAND IN 1909 AND MARRIED RIE WAMSTEEKER IN 1944. IN NOVEMBER 1949 HE IMMIGRATED TO CANADA, INITIALLY LIVING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, THEN HIGH RIVER, ALBERTA BEFORE MOVING TO SOUTHERN ALBERTA IN 1958. THE FAMILY SETTLED IN LETHBRIDGE IN 1967. VANDER KOOY WAS AN ACTIVE MUSICIAN, SERVING AS CHURCH ORGANIST IN ALMOST EVERY COMMUNITY WHERE HE LIVED, INCLUDING AT ST. ANDREW'S PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN LETHBRIDGE FROM 1971 TO 1979, WHEN HE RETIRED. HE ALSO DIRECTED CHOIRS AND TAUGHT PIANO AND ORGAN. WILLEM VANDER KOOY DIED ON MARCH 24, 1981. SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR VANDER KOOY'S OBITUARY. 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
P19662228000
Acquisition Date
1966-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail