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SPRING CREEK MORNING, 2019 —PATTI DYMENT
Îyâ Mnathka This place is called Îyâ Mnathka [ee-yum MNAHTH-kah] which means “flat-faced mountain". It is a sacred place for the Îyârhe Nakoda
acknowledgement These mountains are our temples, our sanctuaries and our resting places. They are a place of hope, a place of vision, a place of refuge, a very special and holy place where the Great Spirit speaks with us. Therefore, these mountains are our sacred places." Chief John Snow
Known as "Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi" by the Stoney Nakoda, Canmore is defined by the rugged Canadian Rocky Mountain landscape that surrounds us and shaped by the culture, language and traditions of those who have called this place home for over 10,000 years. The Canmore Museum is located within Treaty 7 territory, the traditional home of the Stoney Nakoda (Bearspaw, Chiniki, and Wesley), Blackfoot Confederacy (Kainai, Piikani and Siksika), and Tsuut’ina Nations, as well as Zone 3 Métis. We acknowledge and appreciate that we live, work and play in their territory and commit daily to the work of reconciliation.
Indigenous peoples of this territory freely choose whether to participate in Canmore Museum programming and they determine how they will participate. Adhering to this principle ensures that the Canmore Museum never creates barriers or interferes with the ongoing development of Indigenous cultural independence.
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on exhibit Discovery Hall From Coal To Community Canmore Mine VR Experience Art In The Hall Community Gallery
in the collections New Acquisitions Feature Collections
in the shop Winter 2022 Artist Showcase
Ye gods, Mr. MacCarthy, just look at that; they will never believe we climbed it.
On climbing Mount Louis in 1916, one of the most technically diffcult in the Canadian Rockies.
Indigenous Place Names Downtown Walking Tour
LAWRENCE GRASSI (1890–1980)
Learn more about Lawrence Grassi in our February 10 Stories of Canmore Book Club—details on page 3.
Museum@Home Stories That Matter On the Table Podcast Collections Online
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calendar Membership Mondays January to April Calendar
STORIES OF CANMORE BOOK CLUB MUSEUM ACTIVISM | JANUARY 13 edited by Bob Janes and Richard Sandal Over the last year the Canmore Museum has engaged in many conversations about what its role is and should be in the community. Join us as we examine the role museums should play in speaking about and acting on issues that affect the communities they serve, framed around the book Museum Activism.
LAWRENCE GRASSI: FROM PIEDMONT TO THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS | FEBRUARY 10 by Elio Costa and Gabriele Scardellato The name Lawrence Grassi evokes images of exploration in the Rocky Mountains. We will examine the myths and true story of a private man, immigrant, miner, climber, and guide and connect his story to the wider narrative of Italian Immigration to Canada.
THE WILD SPIRIT: WOMEN IN THE ROCKY MOUNTANS OF CANADA | MARCH 10 edited by Colleen Skidmore Join us as we celebrate Women's History Month and explore the stories of women whose intellects, imaginations, and spirits rose and creatively responded to the challenge of Canada's Rocky Mountains between the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries.
READING THE ROCKS: A BIOGRAPHY OF ANCIENT ALBERTA | APRIL 14 by Monique Keiran For those of us living, working, and playing in the Bow Valley, geology shapes our everyday life. This month, we will investigate the geological story of Alberta and how we can find connections between the ancient past and the present day. Guest Percy Strong, a geologist, will help us connect the book to the local geological history of the Bow Valley.
STORIES OF CANMORE BOOK CLUB Stories of Canmore Book Club programs are free; registration is required. For more information about this online program or to register, please visit our website: canmoremuseum.com/events .
THE HUMAN LIBRARY PROJECT
everyone has a story
Real People. Real Conversations.
As a Social Museum, the Canmore Museum is excited to launch the Human Library Project in February 2022. This is a monthly program designed to help build community and create unexpected connections—to break down barriers and stigma, challenge stereotypes and prejudices, and foster open and respectful dialogue within our local community. The Human Library is a place difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. What is a Human Library?
What is a Reader?
A Human Library is a way for people to reach out and connect with individuals in their community whom they might not normally engage with. You have the opportunity during one of our planned Human Library events to join in conversation with one or more of our Human Books. The program is offered in partnership with local organizations and is designed to bridge differences and promote understanding in our local community.
Readers have the opportunity, during a planned event, to participate in one-onone or small-group conversations with Human Books to ask questions and to learn about other’s life experiences or special interests.
What is a Human Book? Human Books are volunteers who are willing to share their stories with others in a safe environment.
Join in the conversation From February to April, our Human Library Program will be offered at the Civic Centre; registration is required. FEBRUARY 15, 7:00–8:30 pm MARCH 15, 7:00–8:30 pm APRIL 12, 7:00–8:30 pm In-person program, admission by donation.
For more information about the Human Library Project or to register, visit our website: canmoremuseum.com/events
from our collections
NEEDLEPOINT CANVAS BY JAMES REID
CANMORE + ART SERIES THE WORKS OF LAWRENCE CHRISMAS JANUARY 26, 4:00–5:30 PM | Online program, $5/person
Forty years ago, Calgary-based photographer Lawrence Chrismas created a compelling ‘picture’ of Canmore just as the mines in the town were closing after almost 100 years of continuous operation. Fresh from the Banff Centre on a scholarship, he began interviewing and taking the portraits of miners as the world they knew was about to change dramatically. This important body of work led the landscape photographer into a new direction—today he has amassed a high-quality collection of 4,000 miners from across Canada. Now, Lawrence has returned to Canmore with a donation to the museum of black + white images from that first foray into mining. Join art curator and historian Mary-Beth Laviolette in an online presentation with the photographer and see some of his pictures of Canmore miners.
THE WORKS OF JAMES REID
MARCH 23, 4:00 PM | Online program, $5/person Learn about the life and times of Scottish-born immigrant James Reid (1909–1987), who turned a head injury during the Second World War into a creative gift. Learning the craft of needlepoint in occupational therapy, Reid eventually returned to Canmore where he was raised, and began to produce large needlepoint canvasses of his own design. These exceptional works—two of which are in Calgary’s Glenbow Museum’s collection and eight were recently donated to the Canmore Museum—depict some of the Bow Valley's classic mountain peaks. Join art curator and historian Mary-Beth Laviolette and former Glenbow textile conservator and Canmore resident Gail Niinimaa for this online presentation about Reid and his remarkable woven universe.
CANMORE + ART SERIES REGISTRATION For more information about our online artist talks or to register, please visit our website: canmoremuseum.com/events.
The Canmore Museum collections hold a wealth of community memories. Join us as we go behind-the-scenes to explore stories of people and places through our collections.
LIVES OF WOMEN IN EARLY CANMORE
THE CANMORE 1988 OLYMPICS COLLECTION
While men’s stories are told in detail, women are often stereotypically represented in objects related to their traditional social roles, limited to the home, domestic duties, and childrearing. Through this narrow depiction, museums have done a disservice to the real history of women’s contributions to society. Join us as we search the Canmore Museum’s collection for information of the lives of women in early Canmore.
The 1988 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XV Olympic Winter Games, was a multi-sport event held from February 13 to 28, 1988, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The skiing events were held west of the city at the Nakiska ski resort in Kananaskis Country and at the Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park in Canmore. Join us as we examine artifacts and archival records which document the 1988 Olympics in Canmore and its enduring legacy.
MARCH 28, 4:00–5:30 PM
APRIL 18, 4:00–5:30 PM
Hosted on site by Mercedes Cormier, Collections Officer | $5/person; free to members
COLLECTIONS TOURS REGISTRATION For more information about our in-person collections tours or to register, please visit our website: canmoremuseum.com/events. Participants must show proof of vaccination, recent (48 hours) test results, or medical exemption.
NATURE + CLIMATE + COMMUNITY SERIES
sustainable futures Celebrating our community includes understanding the important role that our landscapes and local environment play in the visitors we see, the adventures we embark on, and the stories we tell. For this reason, we at the Canmore Museum recognize the importance of building an equitable, nature-positive, carbon-neutral future. Over the first half of 2022, the Canmore Museum will be hosting the Nature + Climate + Community Series—co-created in partnership with community organizations, knowledge holders, and storytellers in the Bow Valley—to explore the various dimensions of how nature, climate, and community interact, and how we can bolster a sustainable future in Canmore.
WHAT'S IT LIKE TO OWN A ZEV? JANUARY 22, 12:00 pm
BOW VALLEY FOOD CHARTER + ME MARCH 19, 2:00 pm
What is it like to own a zero emissions vehicle? Explore electric vehicle ownership with Bow Valley Climate Action + the Biosphere Institute of the Bow Valley.
Join the Bow Food Alliance for a discussion about the local Food Charter, which outline our community’s values surrounding the foods they grow, harvest, and eat.
BISON + THE LANDSCAPE February 19, 2:00 pm **
CONNECTING OUR ECOSYSTEMS April 23, 2:00 pm **
Bison are an icon of Canada's history. They are cultural and ecological keystone species that have returned to the region after nearly a 150-year absence. Join us to learn more about the important role that bison play in ensuring a nature-positive future.
What role does Canmore play in ensuring that local species and ecosystems thrive? Join us for a conversation around how conserving our local ecosystems protects our history and future.
On site programs at the Canmore Museum, admission by donation, accepted at the door. ** Date subject to speaker availability; visit canmoremuseum.com/events for date confirmation.
NATURE + CLIMATE + COMMUNITY PROGAM SERIES REGISTRATION For more information about our in-person programs or to register, please visit our website: canmoremuseum.com/events. Participants must show proof of vaccination, recent (48 hours) test results, or medical exemption.
NWMP BARRACKS PROGRAMS STONEY NAKODA + ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP MARCH 9, 7:30–8:30 PM
Indigenous people have always known Creator and Creation. They have been imparted the language, the songs and ceremonies of this land. Indigenous people have a holistic world view that is important to respect, understand and acknowledge and their teachings and wisdom are needed by western society today. Join John Snow Jr. in a dialogue about how we can appreciate perspectives on Indigenous relationships to the land through Treaty, TRC, and UNDRIP principles. John brings a perspective that derives from his father's teachings and writing in "These Mountains are Our Sacred Places" Online program, $5/person. To register, visit canmoremuseum.com/events
CANMORE NWMP BARRACKS STORIES + MOUNTIE RECRUITS FEB 12, MAR 12 and APR 9 11:00 am–4:00 pm
This drop-in program for the whole family highlights the storied history of the Canmore NWMP, from their arrival in the Bow Valley in 1887 to policing in Canmore until the 1930s. Through interpretive storytelling, crafts, and activities, visitors will learn about the regimented life of officers stationed at the Barracks, the social issues facing the community such as bootlegging that required the attention of the police, and the role of the Mounted Police in enforcing the pass system for Stoney Nakoda wishing to travel through the area. On site programs, admission by donation
TRUTH + RECONCILIATION The Canmore Museum has made a commitment to providing space at the NWMP Barracks for Indigenous perspectives about the historic role the Mounted Police played in enforcing the pass system and in residential schools.
ignite new ideas ...
The Canmore Museum’s education programs ignite new ideas, foster wonder, and feed inquiry as we connect curriculum concepts taught in the classroom with learning that comes from engaging with Indigenous and community knowledge keepers, museum collections, and the local places and spaces around us.
SELF-DIRECTED ACTIVITY KITS
Developed around inquiry-based learning, Museum@School will inspire curiosity and wonder in your students as they explore treasures from the collection and local landscapes. This year-long program provides a wealth of resources which create connections between local schools, the Canmore Museum, and the community to promote cross-cultural and cross-generational learning.
The Canmore Museum offers the following self-directed activity kits:
Next application deadline: April 30
Dinosaur Excavation Kit Experience the thrill of excavating dinosaurs just like a palaeontologist. Museum Scavenger Hunt Explore our core exhibit through age appropriate scavenger hunts. Mountie Recruits Explore the Barracks to learn knowledge required to become a new NWMP officer!
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Available to book for January to April
FIELD TRIP EXPERIENCS WELCOME TO THE CANMORE MUSEUM | ECS + GR 1
This program introduces young students to the museum as a place in their community and how much fun a museum can be while asking them to think about how we learn about the past.
FIVE STORIES OF CANMORE + COMMUNITY | GR 1
This program program focusses on the characteristics that made five people from Canmore great citizens: hard work, courage, dedication, compassion, honesty and more.
CANMORE CULTURE + DIVERSITY | GR 2
This hands-on program allows students to explore the Indigenous, Francophone and diverse cultural groups who contributed to the origins and evolution of Canmore over time.
OUR LAND, OUR PEOPLE, OUR STORIES | GR2 TO 5
For over 10,000 years, the Îyârhe (Stoney) Nakoda have called the Bow Valley home. Students will learn about their language, culture, and traditions with one of our Stoney Nakoda guides.
MOUNTAINS, COAL + LIMESTONE | GR 3
Students become scientists as they explore the different rocks that are found in the Bow Valley and how mountains in the Bow Valley were formed, including students making (and eating) their own mountain out of ice cream!
STRANGERS IN A STRANGE LAND | GR 5
Canmore was a community of immigrants who came from around the world to work in the mines. This program examines the experiences of people who came to the Bow Valley and the role the NWMP played in the settlement of western Canada.
MYSTERY AT THE CANMORE MINE | GR 6
Students investigate a suspicious coal mining accident at the Canmore #2 mine using their knowledge of evidence and investigation. Each student then plays a role in a mock trial to solve the mystery at the Canmore No. 2 Mine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION + PROGRAM BOOKINGS | $5/student Visit our new education website for more information about our education programming and to book a program or email: email@example.com
DISCOVERY HALL FROM COAL TO COMMUNITY
CANMORE MINE VIRTUAL REALITY EXPERIENCE
Our permanent exhibit, From Coal to Community, presents Canmore in a variety of perspectives: as an ancient way station for Indigenous people, as an integral part of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s western expansion, as a 95-year historic coal-mining community, as an excellent venue to study and observe the geological history of the Earth, and as a modern and vibrant community that attracts artists and athletes from all over the world.
Explore the depths of the Canmore Mine with our virtual reality experience. Visitors are immersed in the sights and sounds of the No. 2 Mine as it would have been in the 1950s. Commentary by veteran Canmore miners Ed Latvala and Ernie Lakusta enhances this memorable experience. Developed for the museum by the awardwinning Canmore based digital modelling firm, Otago Computing Inc.
ART IN THE HALL
Highlighting new acquisitions and established collections, the Canmore Museum regularly curates a selection of rotating artworks to show in our two hallway cases in the Civic Centre.
Michael Vincent, acrylic on canvas, 2008
W.J. Phillips, woodblock print, c. 1947
COMMUNITY GALLERY ENVIRONMENT + SUSTAINABILITY | JANUARY The Bow Valley is home to numerous organizations which are advancing environmental sustainability, both at a local and global level. This January, the community gallery will become your onestop-shop to learn about these local organizations and their work. Visit the display to get a glimpse into environmental action in the community and discover how you can get involved and make a meaningful impact at a local level.
EFFICIENT BUILDINGS, PAST + PRESENT | FEBRUARY Did you know that buildings account for approximately 40–50% of total greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in the Bow Valley? Or that historic buildings are often more energy efficient than modern construction? In fact, studies have shown that buildings constructed before 1940 require less energy consumption for heating and cooling than houses built during the subsequent 35 years. Discover steps to help make both historic and present-day buildings in the Valley become more energy efficient and contribute to climate goals.
THE WORLD CUP MASTERS | MARCH This March, the Nordic Ski Museum will host a community display focused on the Masters World Cup competitions which have taken place annually since 1980. Featured in the display will be Canadian Masters team racing suits, memorabilia from many World Cups, including an assortment of racing bibs dating from 1984 to 2019, and statistical and factual information about the event and its history. The Canadian Nordic Ski Museum was founded in 2012 by Dave Rees, Olympian and ski race volunteer.
CANMORE AREA HEALTH FOUNDATION | APRIL In April, we highlight the impact of the Canmore Area Health Foundation and their successful creation of the new Golden Eagle View long-term care facility. Learn about how the Foundation raised the funds to create a facility that looks after the physical and mental needs of long-term patients. Learn about patients who call the facility home by exploring their custom shadow memory boxes.
Examples of new mounts crafted to provide stable storage for footwear in the collection
What do you get when you combine Marie Kondo and Sherlock Holmes? You get Mercedes Cormier—our eclectic Collections Officer who has been solving mysteries about people and objects that were once tucked into dark corners but now rediscovered. A ton of progress continues to be made behind the scenes in our collection.
MINERS' EMPLOYMENT CATALOGUE
Through the RE-ORG protocols created by the CanadianConservation Institute, we are working to improve the storage conditions of the artifacts for better long-term storage and easier access for researchers to get up close to the objects without fear of further damage. This is also an opportunity to refine and highlight all the great material hiding in our collection that is just waiting to be shared. Mercedes has also been busy rehousing objects so they can be accessed and handled appropriately.
With the help of volunteer Cheryl Sanford, we are meticulously cataloguing a collection of several hundred cards that each provide a snapshot of the employment records of miners who worked in the area over the years. By just inputting the names alone, we will be able to link objects, archives, and photos and hopefully put faces to many of the names in this card catalogue. It will also be a valuable resource for public inquiries into family members who may have worked in the mines.
RECENT ACQUISITIONS SHIP IN A BOTTLE, C. 1940s donated by Leslie Lewis Family stories indicate it was likely made by a German prisoner of war interned at the Kananaskis POW camp during Second World War. The prisoner was likely befriended by Vic Lewis when he was doing odd jobs at the camp. This ship in a bottle is an example of the craft made by prisoners of war in both First and Second World Wars in Canada. Core Collection, Accession #2021.006.001
CPR STATION STOVE donated by Lily Boutet Stove parts were found at the dump; the donor's father salvaged the parts and reassembled the stove. It was used to heat the donor's home in Harvie Heights and was in use up until renovations in 2021. The donor believes the stove was used in the Canmore Canadian Pacific Railway train station. Core Collection, Accession #2021.009.001
THEATRE PROGRAMS donated by Brenda Goeres A collection of 31 programs produced for Pine Tree Players theatrical productions between 1978 and 2017. The Pine Tree Players have been an integral cultural organization in the Canmore community and the programs emphasize the vast array of topics and stories they have told through theatre over the years. Archives Collection, Accession #2021.008.002
HANDMADE DOLL donated by Roseanne Tarnowski A handmade pioneer inspired doll dressed in handmade clothes. This doll was made by one of the founding members of the Canmore based Mountain Cabin Quilters Guild in the 1990s. It will be used in practical hands-on demonstrations to tell the story of the children who resided at the Barracks and beyond.
Teaching collection, Accession #TC2021.017.001
in the shop ARTIST SHOWCASE
JAN 7–APR 30
BARBARA RUMBERGER | GLASS
Glassblower Barbara Rumberger takes elements of earth and fire and combines them to make ethereal works of art that reveal the mysterious through light and colour. Barbara creates through the force of gravity, using the angle of her pipe and the mastery of her breath. She combines thinly layered colours and thick clear glass to showcase the dynamic optical beauty of the medium. This layering creates a stunning textural depth that defines her distinctive style. fireweedglassstudio.ca/bjrglass
PATTI DYMENT | WATERCOLOUR + ACRYLIC
Living, hiking and painting in the Canadian Rockies for nearly four decades has given Canmore artist Patti a profound connection to the mountain landscape. She paints en plein air as much as possible. “My work celebrates our common experience of the beauty of Nature.” Patti is a popular instructor of painting classes and workshops. She achieved Federation of Canadian Artists signature status in 2011 and has exhibited in commercial and public galleries since 1988. pattidyment.blogspot.com
ANDREW HOLLOWAY | METAL
Andrew was born in Calgary and raised on the Morley reservation. He is a graduate of the Alberta University of Arts and Design and takes the modern modalities he learned and incorporates them into the traditional concepts that have been passed down to him from his grandparents. All his pieces tell a story—a story from then and a story from now. More importantly, his work shares a tale of being raised Indigenous in Canada. instagram.com/yethkametalworks/
CIARA JAYNE LINTEAU
Utilizing craft as my connection, I create work that captures my perceived phenomenological experiences of time, spirituality and land. With a reverence for nature, the work I create hopes to encapsulate human connections to land and time through depicting the deep marks of mountains and water on land. Made with love and imagination, my work attempts to deal directly with concepts of my identity in relation to the land in which I reside."
Ciara Jayne Linteau was born in Calgary, Alberta. Relocated to Fort McMurray, Ciara was an active member of the Fort McMurray Ceramic Guild where she taught ceramic courses and completed a Diploma in Business Administration from Keyano College.
since 2009 and recently completed a Collection Management Professional Specialization Certificate from the University of Victoria. After taking a fouryear break from teaching ceramics, Ciara is happy to continue teaching at artsPlace Canmore since 2020.
In 2008, Ciara graduated with a BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design, now Alberta University of the Arts. While working on her BFA, Ciara participated in an exchange program to study at Sydney College of Art in Sydney, Australia. Residing in Banff, Alberta, Ciara taught community ceramic classes and participated in a Visual Arts Self-Directed Residency (BAiR Banff Artist in Residence) at the Banff Centre from 2008–2016.
Her work can be found in public and private collections in Canada, Australia and the United States, including The Sir Elton John Collection and Alberta Foundation for the Arts.
Ciara has worked at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in various capacities
in the shop January 7 to April 30
Canmore Museum@Home is a library of digital programming which includes short films, feature films, documentaries and museum-produced programs explores stories about Canmore and Bow Valley artists, culture, history, geology and geography, and living Indigenous traditions and culture.
STORIES OF CANMORE BOOK CLUB, SEASON 1 | available JANUARY 6
HA LING PEAK, 44m:11s | available FEBRUARY 7
Join host Sarah Knowles for the 2021/2022 Book Club events to explore topics of mental health + sport, community development, women's history, immigration history and much more.
What's in a name? A young immigrant in the 1800s climbs a Canadian mountain on a bet, inadvertently sparking 100 years of bitter controversy. An award-winning Sticks and Stones production.
THANK YOU TO OUR PROGRAM PARTNERS!
New content is added every month to Canmore Museum@Home thanks to the generous support of donors. grant partners and partner museums.
CANMORE STORIES ONLINE STORIES THAT MATTER
Every person has a story to tell, whether you have lived in Canmore five weeks, five generations or five millennia. That story has been shaped by our interactions with others, the neighbourhoods we have lived in, organizations we have been active in, and the places we have worked. Our mountain landscape and how we have engaged with it over time also shapes who we are as individuals and as a community. The Stories That Matter website is a place for you to share YOUR story with the community. Every story matters. We encourage you to share yours today and to read others' experiences. stories.canmoremuseum.com
ON THE TABLE PODCAST
As a Social Museum, the Canmore Museum will address contemporary community issues through the lens of the past. Each month, a roundtable of community guests will discuss timely topics and invite our community to respond. JANUARY—Culture, Communities and Climate Action FEBRUARY—New Arrivals and Immigration: Canmore's History of Welcoming New Residents MARCH—Canmore's Olympic Legacy APRIL—Heritage, the Evolution of Communities, and Environmental Sustainability
ONLINE RESOURCES COLLECTIONS ONLINE
The Canmore Museum’s collection of objects, specimens, photographs, maps and records can provide us with a sense of belonging, an understanding of what it means to live in Canmore and the Bow Valley, and an appreciation for the legacy of the remarkable people and events that have shaped our community. Our collections can be accessed online, with listings growing each month. canmoremuseum.pastperfectonline.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION + PROGRAM BOOKINGS
Visit our new education website for more information about our education programming and to book a program or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SHUTTERSTOCK / AUTUMN SKY PHOTOGRAPHY
STONEY NAKODA PLACE NAMES CHUWAPCHIPCHIYAN KUDI BI | CANMORE
Translation: "shooting little spruce tree" Explanation: When our grandfathers were young, the Canmore area was a prime camping site. During a dispute with a rival tribe, four braves intruded into a Stoney camp and stole four horses during a very dark, crescent-moon night. As the thieves were leaving, the Stoneys noticed them and tried to give chase without having time to catch and mount their horses. They were on foot and shooting in the dark. A Stoney brave hit an intruder near the shiny part of his saddle. Elders cautioned the braves and told them to wait for daylight before checking the thief, to ensure they would not be injured or ambushed by him. In the morning, they discovered that they had shot a little spruce tree and not an intruder! They knew the thieves had gone east and were riding in the Ghost River in order to hide their tracks. The braves knew that if the thieves got as far as the canyon, where the Ghost Dam is now, they would be able to escape through the deep, narrow canyon at Garhen Neduwa [gah-HHAYDN Hay-doo-WAH] — deep canyon (the Stoney name for Cochrane). The Stoneys rode across country so swiftly, they arrived at the canyon ahead of the thieves, and retrieved their horses.
— The Chiniki Elders Advisory Council and Municipal District of Bighorn
ÎJATHIBE WAPTA/MINI THNI WAPTA | BOW RIVER
Translation: "cold river". Explanation: The Stoney Nakoda used the Saskatoon saplings that grow along this river to make bows for hunting. — Stoney Place Names, Chiniki Band Council, 1987 | Canmore Museum Archives
TAE GUH THEY HUNCH | DEAD MAN'S FLATS
Explanation: When our grandfathers were young, the Tae Guh They Hunch or Dead Man’s Flats area was a prime site for hunting. Stoney hunters had always used these grounds to find the best harvest, the best game, and the ingredients for medicines to keep their Nation safe, healthy and well-fed. — The Chiniki Elders Advisory Council and Municipal District of Bighorn
STONEY NAKODA LANGUAGE PROJECT
Preserving the Stoney Nakoda language is the purpose behind a new resource created by the Stoney Education Authority (SEA) with support from The Language Conservancy. www.stoneyeducation.ca/sea-app/
HISTORIC DOWNTOWN WALKING TOUR 1
CANMORE OPERA HOUSE | 400 SPRING CREEK DRIVE
CANMORE NWMP BARRACKS | 609 8 STREET
RALPH CONNER UNITED CHURCH | 617 8 STREET
ST. MICHAEL'S ANGLICAN CHURCH | 709 7 STREET
MINERS' UNION HALL | 738 7 STREET
CANMORE HOTEL | 738 8 STREET
CANMORE'S 2ND HOSPITAL | 910 8 STREET
This is a replica of the original Opera House built in 1898 as a place for members of the H.W. McNeill brass band to practice. The original was moved to Heritage Park in Calgary in 1964. The replica remains an important community gathering spot.
This building is the oldest North-West Mounted Police Barracks to still be sitting on its original location. It served the community from 1897 to 1929, when this building was decommissioned. The church was constructed in 1890–1891, two years after the establishment of a Presbyterian Mission in Canmore—the first mission station established by this church in Southern Alberta. It has been hosting services and community events since.
St Michael's Anglican Church was founded 1893 and the building was built debt-free and consecrated in June 1897. It continues today to be an important community gathering hub.
Canmore's first official Miners' Union formed in 1905. Construction on the Union Hall began in 1910 and was completed in 1913. Since then, the Union Hall has served as a meeting place for over a hundred years. The Canmore Hotel is the oldest building in Canmore. In 1918 it was briefly converted to a hospital to deal with an influenza outbreak. Between the 1920s and 1952, the bar was run by Alfonso and Mary Rodda; Mary operated the bar alone until 1968. This building, built in 1910, first served as Mine Manager J.J Morris's house before being converted to a hospital in 1914. It was Canmore's hospital until 1937, when a proper hospital (on Hospital Hill) opened.
PLACES THAT MATTER PROJECT The Canmore Museum is actively working towards recognizing places and spaces of heritage value to our community; check out our interactive heritage map online.
Go behind-the-scenes as part of our monthly Membership Monday programming.
MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP By joining the Canmore Museum, you become part of our museum community. Members enjoy: Free admission to the Canmore Museum Premium Museum@Home Digital Program Library Free or discounted admission to numerous museum events Discounts at the Museum Shop Discounts at participating local merchants Invitations to exclusive Museum Members events that take you behind-thescenes to see how your membership is supporting the Canmore Museum.
One hundred percent of your membership fee supports programs and exhibitions at the museum. $25 Individual, $45 Family, $100 Corporate
MEMBERSHIP MONDAYS Member Mondays are a great way to connect with the Museum and like-minded community members looking to support arts, culture, and heritage. Members are welcome to join us for any of the following member-only programs: JANUARY 31, 4:00 pm | Taking Steps to Become a More Inclusive Museum FEBRUARY 28, 4:00 pm | New Directions for Museum School Programming MARCH 28, 4:00 pm | Lives Of Women in Early Canmore Collections Tour APRIL 25, 4:00 pm | How To Write Your Personal Story
NOT A MEMBER? JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY!
Become part of a community of people dedicated to supporting the arts, culture, and heritage in Canmore and the Bow Valley online or in person at the Canmore Museum!
canmoremuseum.com/support | Register for Member Monday programs online.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS + PROGRAMS JAN 13, 4:00–5:30 pm | Stories of Canmore Book Club—Museum Activism JAN 22, 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Nature + Community Series—Electric Vehicles + Me JAN 26, 4:00–5:00 pm | Canmore + Art Series—The Works of Lawrence Chrismas JAN 31, 4:00–5:30 pm | Member Mondays — OF/BY/FOR ALL—Becoming a More Inclusive Museum
FEB 10, 4:00–5:30 pm | Story of Canmore Book Club—Lawrence Grassi: From Piedmont to the Rocky Mountains FEB 12, 11:00 am–4:00 pm | Stories of the Canmore NWMP Barracks FEB 15, 7:00–8:30 pm | The Human Library FEB 19, 2:00 - 3:00 pm | Nature + Climate + Community Series—Bison and + the Banff National Park Landscape FEB 28, 4:00–5:30 pm | Member Mondays —New Directions for Museum School Programming
MAR 9, 7:00–8:30 pm | Stoney Nakoda + Environmental Stewardship MAR 10, 4:00–5:30 pm | Stories of Canmore Book Club—The Wild Spirit: Women in the Rocky Mountains of Canada MAR 12, 11:00 am–4:00 pm | Canmore NWMP Barracks Stories MAR 15, 7:00–8:30 pm | The Human Library MAR 19, 2:00–3:00 pm | Nature + Climate + Community Series - The Canmore Food Charter + Me MAR 23, 4:00–5:00 pm | Canmore + Art Series—The Works of James Reid MAR 28, 4:00–5:30 pm | Member Mondays — Lives Of Women in Early Canmore—Collections Tour APR 9, 11:00 am–4:00 pm | Canmore NWMP Barracks APR 12, 7:00–8:30 pm | The Human Library APR 14, 4:00–5:30 pm | The Stories of Canmore Book Club—Reading the Rocks: A Biography of Ancient Alberta APR 18, 4:00–5:30 pm | Canmore's Olympic Legacy Collections Tour APR 23, 2:00–3:00 pm | Nature + Community Series—Connecting Our Ecosystems APR 25, 4:00–5:30 pm | Member Mondays —How To Write Your Personal Story
thank you to our MAJOR SUPPORTERS
WES AND PAT CAMPBELL
PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
PARTNERS IN HERITAGE ESTATE OF GERRY STEPHENSON
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