We’re entering into music festival season in Alberta, so it’s perfect timing that Minister of Culture and Tourism, Ricardo Miranda, kicked things off today by declaring July 19 to 26 as Alberta Music Week, a celebration of all things music in Alberta! Continue reading
Have you always dreamed of getting behind the wheel of a classic car? Well, your dreams can come true as the Reynolds-Alberta Museum hosts the Hagerty Driving Experience event on July 28.
July 22 must be a lucky day because three of our provincially owned historic sites and museums have jam-packed events for you to enjoy!
Picture this: you’re sitting on a blanket on the grass, sipping tea and staring out at Alberta’s vast prairies with the sound of original poetry ringing through the air on the lands of one of Canada’s most prolific poets —Stephan G. Stephansson. That could be you on Sunday, July 15, at Stephansson House Provincial Historic Site (30 minutes southwest of Red Deer) for the 15th annual Poetry at Stephan’s House event from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s theme is ‘family.”
They are the owners of historic properties who put the time, the talent, the effort and the money into restoring and repurposing the landmark buildings in communities across the province. They are the writers, artists, teachers and students who work diligently to document, depict and share the history of our province with Albertans today and into the future. They are the individuals, organizations, businesses and community leaders who, because of their efforts to preserve our past, are just slightly ahead of their time.
These are Alberta’s heritage heroes and you have the opportunity to nominate your heritage hero by July 15!
Looking for something to do this Canada Day? Embark on an adventure to one of our family-friendly Alberta historic sites, museums and Provincial Archives of Alberta for special programs and events!
June 21 is the 22nd annual National Indigenous Peoples Day (formerly known as National Aboriginal Day) and you’re invited to join the celebrations! It’s a day for everyone in the country to recognize and honour the rich heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Continue reading
Step on the gas, drive back in time and enjoy a spectacular day at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village on Sunday, June 24 where visitors can experience the very best of Ukrainian-Canadian music and soak in the beauty of vintage cars, tractors and motorcycles.
It will be a day jam-packed with fun, as the 33rd annual Friends Ukrainian Music Fest concert will pump sound waves through the air while delicious Ukrainian cuisine is served amongst a display of impressive vintage vehicles. Continue reading
History Road: the Ultimate Car Show is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year by supporting the Wetaskiwin Food Bank and you’re invited to celebrate!
On June 9 and 10, the popular car show will fill the Reynolds-Alberta Museum grounds from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All attendees are asked to please bring a non-perishable food item this year to help stuff a car for the food back. We can do it!
Reynolds-Alberta Museum staff and volunteers happily display their 2018 NAAMY Award for first place award in the Interpretive Exhibition category.
Calling all history buffs: The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is celebrating a prestigious award from the National Association of Automobile Museums (NAAM)!
NAAM is considered a professional center of excellence for automobile museums and affiliated organizations across the country. Their mission is to support, educate and encourage its members to operate according to professional standards of the museum industry.
Each year, the association holds a conference to recognize museums with special awards, called NAAMY Awards, for their programs, activities and events.