October 21st, 2020

Galt Museum hosts Family Day activities


By Bobinec, Greg on February 18, 2020.

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

Alberta has been celebrating Family Day as a statutory holiday since 1990 as an opportunity for families to engage in activities together, and the Galt Museum continued to celebrate with family-oriented activities on Monday.

Throughout the day families were able to take in a variety of activities, starting with a free pancake brunch, with remarks from local dignitaries in the morning. Throughout the afternoon, families were able to take advantage of the archives and local genealogical organizations to research through their own family history.

“The Galt is a local attraction designed for families to come and engage with each other and history through our regular hands-on history,” says Susan Burrows-Johnson, CEO and Executive Director. “This 30th anniversary of Family Day is a great opportunity for families to come and discover what the Galt can offer them throughout the year, and explore their family ties to the community.”

Families also had full access to the exhibits, including the new additions of A Painter’s Paradise featuring paintings of southern Alberta, and Enemy Aliens about the experiences of prisoners in First World War interment camps, as well as Swing! which follows the musical community in Lethbridge during the Second World War.

Every year for Family Day, the Galt Museum hosts hundreds of families who take to the museum for a day full of fun activities and discovery as they spend time together.

“We’re excited to welcome several hundred folks into the museum on Monday for Family Day,” says Janae Redgrave, Community Program Co-ordinator. “Last year’s event was a big success and we expect to see another large crowd this year.”

Throughout Monday, families were able to spend the day together discovering about their local community as well as their own family history as they spend the 30th annual Family Day together at the Galt Museum.

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