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Other Name
PARKING SIGN
Date Range From
1978
Date Range To
2007
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
METAL, VINYL
Catalogue Number
P20160009002
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Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PARKING SIGN
Date Range From
1978
Date Range To
2007
Materials
METAL, VINYL
No. Pieces
1
Length
30.4
Width
15.2
Description
LICENSE PLATE MADE OUT OF THIN SHEET METAL WITH BLACK VINYL LETTERING “LHB 15”. BLACK VINYL BORDERING THE PERIMETER OF THE PLATE. THE CORNERS ARE ROUNDED. THERE ARE 4 SLOTS THAT ARE 2.5 CM IN LENGTH FOR ATTACHING THE LICENSE PLATE TO A SUPPORT (TWO ON THE TOP AND TWO ON THE BOTTOM). GOOD - VERY GOOD CONDITION. THERE IS A HORIZONTAL BEND ACROSS THE CENTER OF THE PLATE. THERE ARE SLIGHT SCRATCHES OVERALL, ESPECIALLY AROUND THE SLOTS WHERE THE PLATE WOULD HAVE BEEN ATTACHED. THERE IS A SMALL LOSS OF VINYL ON THE BOTTOM BORDER. THE BACK HAS SLIGHT STAINS/DIRT AND SCRATCHES.
Subjects
SITE FEATURE
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
TRANSPORTATION
History
THE LETHBRIDGE HANDI-BUS ASSOCIATION WAS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT BEGAN IN 1975 WHEN THE KIWANIS CLUB DONATED THE FIRST VAN. ON AUGUST 1, 2007 – AFTER 32 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY – THE LETHBRIDGE HANDI-BUS ASSOCIATION WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE. AT THAT POINT, THE ASSOCIATION HAD A FLEET OF 20 BUSES – MANY OF WHICH WERE DONATED BY LOCAL SERVICE CLUBS – THAT WERE ALL TRANSFERRED TO THE CITY. THE NAME OF THE SERVICE BECAME ACCESS-A-RIDE UNDER THE CITY’S MANAGEMENT. THESE ARTIFACTS WERE DONATED BY A LETHBRIDGE HANDI-BUS ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBER, LYNN SPRING. THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION HAS BEEN EXTRACTED FROM AN INTERVIEW CONDUCTED BY COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN KEVIN MACLEAN ON APRIL 12, 2016 WITH SPRING. HE EXPLAINS, “I WAS A MEMBER OF THE LETHBRIDGE HANDI BUS BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR HALF A DOZEN YEARS AT LEAST AND SOME OF THESE ITEMS WERE GIVEN TO ME BY THE DRIVERS. THE LETHBRIDGE HANDI BUS STARTED IN 1975 AND ABOUT SEVEN YEARS AGO, LETHBRIDGE HANDI BUS STOPPED THEIR CHARTER AS A NOT- FOR -PROFIT ORGANIZATION BECAUSE OF THE NATIONAL RULING IN TRANSPORTATION THAT MUNICIPALITIES WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCESSIBILITY RIDES, HANDICAP TRANSPORTATION. SO THE CITY TOOK OVER ALL OF THE BUSES, THEY PURCHASED THEM AND MOST OF THE DRIVERS WENT OVER TO THE CITY OF LETHBRIDGE BECAUSE WE HAD, I BELIEVE, TWENTY-SIX AT THAT TIME AND YOU JUST DON’T JUST DON’T FIND TWENTY-SIX DRIVERS. THAT WAS PART OF THE AGREEMENT ON SALE THAT THEY WOULD TAKE THE BUSES. WE TOOK OUR PLATES OFF AND THE NEXT DAY CITY PUT THEIR PLATES ON AND THEIR INSURANCE. THE DRIVERS WENT OVER EVENTUALLY. THEY WERE WEARING THE CITY TRANSIT, LETHBRIDGE CITY TRANSIT UNIFORMS.” OF HIS TIME AS A BOARD MEMBER, SPRING SAID, “I CAME TO LETHBRIDGE IN [2005]… THE MANAGER OF THE DAY, MURRAY CAMPBELL, WAS A LONGTIME FRIEND OF MINE AND HE ASKED ME [TO BE ON THE BOARD], AND I THOUGHT WELL IT IS A VERY WORTHWHILE ORGANIZATION. IT WAS A NOT-FOR -PROFIT ORGANIZATION AND DIDN’T INVOLVE A LOT OF HOURS.” SPRING WAS ON THE BOARD UNTIL 2011. SPRING REFERRED TO HIMSELF AS “A COLLECTOR AT HEART” AND AS A RESULT GATHERED THE DONATED ARTIFACTS DURING THE LAST DAYS OF THE LETHBRIDGE HANDI-BUS ASSOCIATION IN 2011. THEY WERE IN HIS POSSESSION FOR 5 TO 7 YEARS. HE EXPLAINS, “WELL I WAS ONE OF THREE THAT CLOSED DOWN AND CLOSED OUT HANDI BUS. WE HAD TO FILE WITH TAX CANADA AND OF COURSE, WORKERS COMP AND ALL THOSE THINGS SO FINALLY WE’RE AT THAT STAGE WHERE WE CAN GET RID OF A LOT OF THE PAPER RECORDS. IT PROMPTED THAT I SHOULD MAYBE DONATE THESE TO THE GALT MUSEUM FOR PROSPERITY… [T]HAT’S JUST MY NATURE, I GUESS, TO RETAIN THINGS AND SAY ‘WELL SOMEBODY WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THIS IN A FUTURE DATE.’” OF THE PLACE MARKERS, SPRING EXPLAINS, “THESE OTHER METAL PIECES ARE NOT LICENSE PLATES, THEY ARE IN FACT THE MARKERS FOR WHERE THE BUSES PARKED… THEY WERE WIRED ONTO THE PAGE WIRE FENCE, THE COMPOUND WHERE ALL THE BUSES PARKED.” THE NUMBERS ON THE PLACE MARKERS MATCHED THE NUMBERS PLACED ON THE BUSES, WHICH WERE SMALLER, BUT SIMILAR DECALS NEAR THE DOOR OF THE BUS. EACH BUS HAD A DIFFERENT LABEL ON IT TO RECOGNIZE THE DIFFERENT SPONSORS: “FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES, THE LEGION, THE MOOSE LODGE, EXAMPLE THE COLOUR OF THE BUSES WERE YELLOW AND WHITE AT THAT TIME. LATER ON THEY WERE BASICALLY WHITE WITH SOME MAROON CORPORATE STRIPE ON THEM.” PLEASE SEE PERMANENT FILE FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION AND LETHBRIDGE HERALD ARTICLES.
Catalogue Number
P20160009002
Acquisition Date
2016-04
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, SHEET METAL
Catalogue Number
P19750120000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, SHEET METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
7.6
Length
12.7
Width
51.0
Description
MARKED ON BACK "R. LIVINGSTON, SUPT., GALT MINE, LETH. ALTA". WOOD AROUND SIGN PAINTED GREEN AT ONE TIME. BACKGROUND OF SIGN PAINTED BLACK AT ONE TIME.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
FROM FRONTIER, SASKATCHEWAN. SENT TO FRONTIER IN THE LATE '20'S OR DURING THE '30'S. THESE SIGNS WERE DISPLAYED ON SEVERAL GRAIN ELEVATOR CO. BLDGS IN THIS AREA WHERE EXCELLENT GRADE GALT COAL WAS SOLD IN LARGE QUANTITIES DURING THIS ERA. DONOR DROVE A TEAM OF HORESES 12 MILES TO HAUL COAL TO HIS FARM. SPECIAL BINS WERE BUILT NEAR THE ELEVATORS TO STORE COAL. COAL SHIPPED VIA C.P.R. BY BOXCAR FROM LETHBRIDGE. CONSERVATION REPORT ON FILE. *NOTE* SIGN MISSING AS OF 2004 INVENTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19750120000
Acquisition Date
1975-07
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1930
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, SHEET METAL
Catalogue Number
P19770335000
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1925
Date Range To
1930
Materials
WOOD, SHEET METAL
No. Pieces
1
Height
91.4
Length
151.1
Width
4.3
Description
SIGN SAYS "GALT BURNS ALL NIGHT COAL, FOR SALE HERE TAYLOR SIGN WORKS CALGARY". WOOD FRAME AROUND SIGN PAINTED GREEN AT ONE TIME. BACKGROUND OF SIGN PAINTED BLACK AT ONE TIME. WORDS AND SYMBOLS ARE PAINTED ON SIGN IN YELLOW, WHITE AND BLACK. PAINT IS BADLY CHIPPED AND SCRATCHED OFF AT THE FACE OF THE SIGN. HEAVILY WORN. FRAME UNSTABLE; MOULDING LOOSE; NAILS PROJECT THROUGH FRAME; TOP LEFT CORNER BADLY DAMAGED; 3 PUNCTURE HOLES IN SHEET METAL; NUMEROUS DENTS; PAINT CHIPPED, EXPOSING METAL BACKING.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
ADVERTISING MEDIUM
Historical Association
COAL MINING
Catalogue Number
P19770335000
Acquisition Date
1977-02
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
LETH. AND DIST. OLDTIMERS PEMMICAN CLUB
Date Range From
1959
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P19990035115
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LETH. AND DIST. OLDTIMERS PEMMICAN CLUB
Date Range From
1959
Date Range To
1980
Materials
WOOD, GLASS, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
95.7
Length
91.0
Width
12.5
Description
RECTANGULAR. SIGN IS INSET IN, WHAT IS MADE TO LOOK LIKE, A WINDOW. NARROW, ROUNDED PIECES OF WOOD FORM THE OUTSIDE, AND A SINGLE PIECE OF WOOD FORMS A SLIGHT OVERHANG. THE WINDOW, HAS A WOOD FRAME AND A METAL LATCH. THE SIGN, VISIBLE THROUGH THE WINDOW, IS WHITE WITH BLACK STENCIL LETTERING. SIGN READS "LETH. AND DIST. OLDTIMERS PEMMICAN CLUB OPEN 2-5PM WED.& SAT.". THERE IS A STRIP OF METAL ALONG THE TOP OF THE OVERHANG. THE OUTSIDE OF THE SIGN WAS PAINTED A PINKISH COLOUR, MOST OF THE COLOUR HAS FADED AWAY.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
SEE P19990035001-GA FOR HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P19990035115
Acquisition Date
2000-07
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LEGION CAMP OUT
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1995
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
FIBERBOARD, STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20000047012
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LEGION CAMP OUT
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1995
Materials
FIBERBOARD, STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
3.5
Length
183.4
Width
40.8
Description
RECTANGULAR. SIGN IS MADE OF FIBER BOARD. BACK OF SIGN IS PAINTED WHITE. FRONT IS PAINTED DEEP YELLOW. ON FRONT OF SIGN, AT TOP IS THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION CREST. BELOW THIS READS "LEGION CAMP OUT" IN BLUE. BELOW THIS AN ARROW, CUT OUT OF FIBER BOARD, HAS BEEN PAINTED RED AND SCREWED TO SIGN, SO THAT IT TURNS. THE ENTIRE SIGN IS BOLTED TO A STEEL POLE. THE POLE IS TRIANGULAR SHAPED, WITH CONCAVE SIDES. TOP OF POLE IS FLAT, AND BOTTOM END IS POINTED. THERE IS A BLUE STICKER NEAR TOP OF POLE, THAT IS SHINY BLUE AND READS "MADE IN KOREA".
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
IN THE 1960S THE LEGION BEGAN SPONSORING AN ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP-OUT. LEGION MEMBERS AND THEIR FAMILIES GATHERED WITH THEIR MOTOR-HOMES AND TRAILERS FOR A WEEKEND OF HORSESHOES, BOCCE BALL, BARBEQUES, AND OTHER SOCIAL ACTIVITIES. FORMERLY HELD AT VENUES NEAR LETHBRIDGE, THE CAMP-OUTS NOW TAKE PLACE IN TABER AND CONTINUE TO BE POPULAR EVENTS. SEE P19970073015-GA FOR LEGION HISTORY.
Catalogue Number
P20000047012
Acquisition Date
2000-12
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB LETHBRIDGE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
STEEL
Catalogue Number
P20030051032
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB LETHBRIDGE
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
STEEL
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.0
Length
34.0
Width
29.7
Description
PAINTED STEEL SIGN OF CLUB LOGO IN RELIEF. LOGO CONSISTS OF A WHITE CIRCLE, WITH MINER'S CAP ON A BLACK BACKGROUND IN THE CENTER. AROUND PERIMETER IS "MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB" IN GOLD. ACROSS BOTTOM IS A BANNER WITH GREY EDGES THAT HAS "LETHBRIDGE" WITHIN IT IN BLUE. BELOW BANNER IS AN OPEN BOOK THAT IS GOLD COLOURED WITH BLUE ACCENTS. REVERSE OF SIGN IS UNPAINTED, AND SILVER IN COLOUR. THERE ARE 3 HOLES DRILLED THROUGH SIGN FOR HANGING.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051032
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
DRINK MENU
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
PLASTIC
Catalogue Number
P20030051033
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
DRINK MENU
Date Range From
1980
Date Range To
1990
Materials
PLASTIC
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.5
Length
59.2
Width
56.0
Description
RECTANGULAR, WHITE PLASTIC SIGN. PAINTED ON SIGN IS A DARK YELLOW BORDER, "MINER'S CLUB" IN BLUE, AND THE "PRICE LIST" IN BLACK. ALSO PAINTED IN BLACK IS THE IMAGE OF A BEER MUG, A COCKTAIL GLASS, AND A WINE GLASS AT TOP OF SIGN. THE PRICE LIST CONSISTS OF "HI BALL", "CALL DRINK", "CAESAR", "MUG", "DRAUGHT BEER", "JUGS", "BOTTLE REG.", "DRAUGHT PINT", AND "WINE", ALONGSIDE THEIR RESPECTIVE PRICES. AT BOTTOM OF LIST IS "GST INCLUDED IN PRICE". ALL PRICES HAVE BEEN COVERED WITH FABRIC TAPE AND RE-WRITTEN; "MUG" & "DRAUGHT PINT" HAVE ALSO BEEN RE-WRITTEN. THERE ARE FOUR HOLES IN SIGN FOR HANGING.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
DOCUMENTARY ARTIFACT
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
RETRIEVED FROM THE MINERS' LIBRARY BUILDING ON 13TH STREET NORTH AFTER ITS CLOSURE. TAKEN FROM BAR. THE ORIGIN OF THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY BEGINS WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY AND READING ROOM BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND COAL CO., IN 1890. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE LIBRARY WAS FOLLOWING IN THE TRADITION OF THE MECHANICS' LIBRARIES, ALSO CALLED MECAHNICS' INSTITUTES, THAT SPRANG UP ACROSS EASTERN NORTH AMERICA IN THE MID 1800S. THEY WERE SELF-HELP INSTITUTES SET UP BY WORKING MEN TO PROVIDE EDUCATION FOR WORKING MEN SO THEY COULD BETTER THEMSELVES IN LIFE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO THOSE WHO WANTED TO MOVE UP THE ECHELON IN THE COAL MINE. IT WAS ORIGINALLY HOUSED IN A SMALL BUILDING NEXT DOOR TO 108 5TH STREET SOUTH, AND MEMBERSHIP WAS NOT RESTRICTED TO MINERS. A YEAR LATER THE EMPLOYEES RENOVATED THE FORMER #1 BOARDING HOUSE, LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF MACLEOD ROAD, FOR RELOCATION OF THE LIBRARY AND WHEN THIS LARGER BUILDING OPENED IT IS SAID TO HAVE HAD 300 BOOKS. WITH THE REORGANIZATION OF THE GALT COMPANIES IN 1904, THE AR&C COMPANY'S EMPLOYEES' READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY BECAME THE ALBERTA RAILWAY AND IRRIGATION COMPANY'S EMPLOYEE'S READING ROOM AND LIBRARY SOCIETY. THE LIBRARY CONTAINED 1500 BOOKS, PLUS MANY MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS. IN 1908 THE SOCIETY WAS REFERRED TO AS THE GALT MINER'S LIBRARY, AND STILL IN THE #1 BOARDING HOUSE BUILDING, IT CONTAINED A BILLIARD ROOM AND GYMNASIUM. THE NEXT KNOWN MOVE OF THE LIBRARY WAS IN 1917 WHEN THE GALT MINES LIBRARY PURCHASED THE BAILEY ST. SCHOOL AND MOVED IT TO 733 13TH ST. NORTH - WHERE IT IS STILL PART OF THE MODERN BUILDING THAT USED TO BE THE MINER'S LIBRARY. AFTER THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A LIBRARY IN THE YMCA IN 1919 AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE CARNEGIE FUNDED LIBRARY IN GALT GARDENS, THE 'LIBRARY AND READING ROOM' ACTIVITIES BECAME OF LESSER IMPORTANCE. THE MINERS' LIBRARY BECAME MORE OF A SOCIAL CLUB WHICH HAS GIVEN GREAT FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO MANY ASPECTS OF THE LETHBRIDGE COMMUNITY. A BAR AREA IN THE CLUB'S BASEMENT PROVIDED A SPACE FOR PRIVATE FUNCTIONS SUCH AS WEDDINGS, OFFICE PARTIES, FUNERALS AND VARIOUS CLUB ACTIVITIES. THE UPSTAIRS BLACK NUGGET LOUNGE OFFERED MEALS, DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC, DARTS, POOL, CRIB AND VLTS. LONG TIME MEMBERS COULD BUY THEIR CHAIR AND HAVE THEIR NAME ON IT. A REGISTERED NON-PROFIT SOCIETY, THE CLUB MADE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE FORMER ADAMS PARK BALL FIELD AND SPECTATOR STANDS, AND SUPPORTED MANY SPORTS AND SPORTS TEAMS THROUGH THE YEARS. THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL PARKS THAT HAVE THEIR ROOTS IN FUNDS FROM THE LIBRARY. THE CLUB WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN BUILDING PAVAN PARK, AND VARIOUS SPORTS VENUES. AS MEMBERSHIP IN THE CLUB DWINDLED THE CLUB'S SALES COULD NOT COVER THE DAILY COSTS OF RUNNING THE OPERATION. IN 2000 FUNDRAISING EFFORTS WERE UNDERTAKEN, AND ALONG WITH AN AUCTION AND CRAFT AND BAKE SALES, THE CLUB SOLICITED DONATIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN ITS HISTORY. HOWEVER, BY 2003 THE CLUB HAD ONLY 300 MEMBERS (LESS THAN 1/3 OF THAT 3 YEARS PRIOR) AND AFTER 113 YEARS IT WAS FORCED TO CLOSE IT'S DOORS. AT THE TIME OF ITS CLOSURE THE LETHBRIDGE MINERS' LIBRARY CLUB WAS THE LONGEST STANDING MEN-ONLY CLUB, AND THE OLDEST CONTINUALLY RUNNING CLUB IN ALBERTA.
Catalogue Number
P20030051033
Acquisition Date
2004-04
Collection
Museum
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Other Name
LIONS INTERNATIONAL
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
ALUMINUM
Catalogue Number
P19970070004
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
LIONS INTERNATIONAL
Date Range From
1970
Date Range To
1980
Materials
ALUMINUM
No. Pieces
1
Height
1.1
Length
59
Width
34.5
Description
ALUMINUM SIGN. CONSISTS OF TWO PIECES CONNECTED BY CHAIN. TOP PORTION IS RECTANGULAR, WITH "LIONS MEET HERE 2ND & 4TH MONDAYS 6:45 P.M." IN RELIEF. PORTION WITHOUT TEXT HAS BLACK FINISH. TAB NEAR EACH CORNER WITH SMALL HOLE, THROUGH WHICH CHAIN IS LINKED WITH S-HOOKS. BOTTOM CHAINS CONNECT TO LARGE ALUMINUM "LIONS INTERNATIONAL" LOGO, WITH TWO LION HEADS FLANKING CENTRAL "L". LETTERS AND IMAGES ALSO DONE IN RELIEF, WITH CARVED PORTION FINISHED IN BLACK. BACK OF SIGN HAS GILTED SILVER/GOLD FINISH.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
FROM THE NOW DEFUNCT NORBRIDGE LIONS CLUB. DONOR HAS BEEN A MEMBER FOR 35 YEARS. HAS PERMISSION FROM DISTRICT 27 SUB DIST C, AND CHARTER WAS BURNED. THREE MEMBERS LEFT OF CLUB, WHO JOINED WITH WOMEN'S CLUB (COULEES).
Catalogue Number
P19970070004
Acquisition Date
1997-09
Collection
Museum
Less detail
Other Name
PLEASE PRESENT MEMBERSHIP CARDS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAINT, INK
Catalogue Number
P20120045018
  2 images  
Material Type
Artifact
Other Name
PLEASE PRESENT MEMBERSHIP CARDS
Date Range From
1960
Date Range To
1970
Materials
CARDBOARD, PAINT, INK
No. Pieces
1
Length
25
Width
36
Description
CARDBOARD SIGN PAINTED WHITE WITH HANDWRITTEN RED TEXT “PLEASE PRESENT” AND BLACK TEXT “MEMBERSHIP CARDS” AND GREEN UNDERLINES. FRONT OF SIGN IS DISCOLOURED AND HAS PAINT STAINS AND SPOTS; PENCIL OUTLINES ARE VISIBLE AROUND LETTERS. BACK OF SIGN IS PALE CARDBOARD WITH FOLDS AT THE UPPER AND LOWER EDGES TO CREATE STAND FOR SIGN. BACK OF SIGN IS CREASED IN THE CENTER AND ALONG LEFT AND RIGHT EDGES; BACK IS STAINED BLACK AND RED; OVERALL GOOD CONDITION.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
ASSOCIATIONS
History
ON AUGUST 21, 2018, COLLECTIONS TECHNICIAN INTERVIEWED LLOYD CAREFOOT REGARDING HIS DONATION OF MEMORABILIA RELATED TO COURT WINDY WEST (#562) LETHBRIDGE CHAPTER OF THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS. CAREFOOT WAS ACTIVELY INVOLVED WITH THE FORESTERS WHILE HE LIVED IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA, AND CONTINUED HIS INVOLVEMENT FOLLOWING HIS MOVE TO LETHBRIDGE IN 1963. WHEN ASKED ABOUT HIS TIME SPENT IN THE FORESTERS, CAREFOOT RECALLED, “WE [WIFE RUTH AND LLOYD] WERE INVITED TO [AN] ACTIVITY. [IN THOSE] DAYS THERE [WERE] SOCIAL PARTIES…SOMEBODY THAT I KNEW INVITED ME TO COME AND I HEARD WHAT THEY WERE DOING. IT WAS SOMETHING THAT RUTH AND I THOUGHT…WOULD BE SOMETHING WE’D LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN…MY FATHER WAS A MEMBER OF THE CANADIAN ORDER OF FORESTERS WHICH WAS A STAGE BEFORE THE INDEPENDENT ORDER OF FORESTERS.” “I BECAME A MEMBER IN EDMONTON… I WAS ONLY AS ASSOCIATE AT THAT TIME. WHEN WE MOVED DOWN HERE, WE BECAME MEMBERS HERE…MY FIRST WORKDAY WAS THE SECOND OF JANUARY, ’63; 1963 [IN LETHBRIDGE]. I WAS A FULL-BLOWN MEMBER IN 1966.” “[I JOINED BECAUSE OF] THE SATISFACTION THAT IT’S A STRONG CHARITABLE WAY OF DOING THINGS TO GIVE BACK. THAT’S PART OF MY PHILOSOPHY; JUST GIVE A LITTLE BACK FOR THE GOOD LIFE I’VE HAD.” “I WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE LEAGUE…OF [THE] LETHBRIDGE CHAPTER. AND [I] WOUND UP WITH [THE TRUNK] AND IN IT [WERE] THESE THINGS. IT PRE-DATES ME.” “MOST OF THOSE THINGS WERE FOR MY PERSONAL USE…EITHER IN EVENTS OR A POSITION I HELD IN THE FORESTERS. I LOOK AT [THE OBJECTS] AND I SMILE.” REGARDING HIS DONATION, CAREFOOT ELABPRATED, “THE FORESTERS IN THE COMMUNITY DID A LOT OF CHARITY WORK AND I THOUGHT IT WAS A WAY OF COVERING FOR THE FUTURE [ABOUT] THE THINGS THAT WE DID, OR STILL DO. THAT WAS, MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE, MY REASON FOR [DONATING IT] – A WAY OF PASSING IT ALONG SO IT JUST DIDN’T GET SHOVED IN THE JUNK…TO SOMEBODY IN THE FUTURE, IT INDICATES SOMETHING OF WHAT WE DID AND SOME ILLUSTRATION OF THINGS THAT WE DID. FOR MORE INFORMATION INCLUDING THE FULL INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPTION, PLEASE SEE THE PERMANENT FILE P20120045001-GA.
Catalogue Number
P20120045018
Acquisition Date
2012-12
Collection
Museum
Images
Less detail
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Material Type
Artifact
Materials
WOOD
Catalogue Number
P19960010008
Material Type
Artifact
Date Range From
1930
Date Range To
1940
Materials
WOOD
No. Pieces
1
Height
0.6
Length
45
Width
35.4
Description
WOOD SIGN, PAINTED ECRU WITH BLACK AND RED STENCILLED PRINT. READS IN LARGE BLOCK LETTERS "BELL SIGNAL 1 BELL STOP 2 BELLS DOWN 3 BELLS HOIST". NAIL HOLE IN EACH CORNER. WOOD IS DRY AND SPLIT, AND PAINT IS CHIPPING THROUGHOUT. DENT IN TOP SURFACE, NEAR UPPER EDGE OF SIGN.
Subjects
VISUAL COMMUNICATION T&E
Historical Association
COAL MINING
History
FOUND BY DONOR IN A MINE ON HIS SUMMER PROPERTY IN THE BEAVER MINES AREA. MINE WAS ABANDONED AFTER WWII DUE TO LOW GRADE OF COAL. ITEM SALVAGED PRIOR TO DONOR'S RETIREMENT FROM U OF L (PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR) TO THE WEST COAST IN 1996.
Catalogue Number
P19960010008
Acquisition Date
1996-03
Collection
Museum
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