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Picariello and Lassandro Graveside Talk

Picariello and Lassandro Graveside Talk

Article submitted by Adriana Davies, Curator, The Rise and Fall of Emilio Picariello exhibit. On December 19, 2017, Justice Kevin Feehan was sitting in Queen’s Bench in Lethbridge, Alberta and a colleague drove him to the Galt Museum to see a travelling exhibition...

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The Great War | Fernie’s Sacrifice

The Great War | Fernie’s Sacrifice

Britain and the Commonwealth declared war on the German Empire on August 4, 1914. Fernie, like much of the rest of Canada, responded with a wave of excitement and patriotic fervour. Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph MacKay opened a recruiting office on Victoria Avenue on the...

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Fred Alderson – Hosmer’s Hero

Fred Alderson – Hosmer’s Hero

  It's December 9, 1910. At 7:10 pm, Fred Heale heard a sound. Pop. Not a boom, or a crash, as you might expect. Not a gout of flame or a roar of crumbling rock. Just a small sound, like a distant rifle shot on a windy morning. Pop. Then a gust of burning wind,...

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Christmas In Hosmer, 1910

Christmas In Hosmer, 1910

Imagine a cold afternoon, in town. It’s a town so young that, if it were a human, it would not yet have taken its first steps- and already it’s bursting with 1,200 people, with shops and hotels and a school, with rutted frozen-mud streets and hastily-erected wood...

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Rationing and Fabric Shortages

Rationing, making do, shortages – no matter who you were or where you lived in the early 1940s this was the stuff of daily life. Every effort was being made to win the war. Keeping spirits up also required a huge effort. Despite blackouts in the face of nightly...

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Shoulder Pads and Knee-length Skirts

Jackets enhanced with shoulder pads, narrow waists, knee length skirts – my uniform for work during the 1980s. But it wasn’t the cusp of a new innovative design in fashion – it was a nod to the difficult war years of the early 1940s. What I love about the Fernie...

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Exhibit Inspiration

It's a rare and welcomed thing when you read or see or experience something that inspires you to act. We are inundated with images, stories and views every day but it's not often that many of us are moved to act upon any given source. Last year the Fernie Museum did...

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