Are you a metal enthusiast? Or perhaps an art connoisseur? Well, imagine the wonders that can happen when you combine the two at the upcoming Metal Art Show and Sale at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum on Sept.17 and 18.
The tractors are giants, the smells are sweet, and the fun is big! It’s Harvest Festival at Reynolds-Alberta Museum, Sept. 3 and 4.
More than 35 antique machines will be both on display and bringing in the crop. Using threshing machines, swathers, combines, steam traction engines and giant tractors, we will be harvesting the old fashioned way. Visitors can get up close and personal with some of the antique machines and even take a ride on a tractor!
Anticipation is already building for the Tour of Alberta, Canada’s first and highest-ranked professional road cycling stage race coming September 1 to 5. The spectacular race is the core event, but after the last rider passes and the dust begins to settle, what do you do with your excitement and newfound cycling inspiration?
Hard to believe that we are already mid-way through August…but the summer isn’t over yet! This upcoming weekend, five of our historic sites and museums have events going on. There’s the music festival over at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village but if that’s not your jam, here’s some other ideas:
Planning to take in this year’s Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival in Old Strathcona from Aug. 11 to 21? If so, be sure to check out the production Letters from Battle River: The Adventures of Dr. Mary Percy Jackson inspired and written using archival records from the holdings of the Provincial Archives of Alberta (PAA)!
If you’ve ever wondered what work goes on at the PAA, this project is a wonderful example of the use and application of archival material to breathe new life into records and provide an engaging, enlightening and meaningful platform to share incredible stories of the past.
Are you overdue for a road trip? Are you hankering for greener pastures? Are you looking for something a little different that is also fun to do with the family?
Knowing where our food comes from is important so why not take advantage of Alberta Open Farm Days (Aug 20-21) and see it for yourself!
A shy little building stands along St. Vital Avenue in St. Albert in front of the landmark St. Albert Catholic Church. Beyond, a green expanse of treed grounds harbours a tranquil grotto and cemetery. Even though it looks small and humble compared to the rest, that simple structure is Father Lacombe Chapel – Alberta’s oldest building and a designated Provincial Historical Resource.
Surprised that St. Albert has this little treasure? Come and learn more about its history at Mission Hill Day on Sunday, August 14!
The chance to experience history first-hand is tucked away in our own backyards. This summer, explore some of the places built by the people that shaped the early days of our province. On July 24, come visit and try your hand at a variety of classic carnival games and activities at the 7th annual Sunny Summer Fair hosted at Rutherford House.
Maybe you’ve imagined yourself as James Bond, evading a cascade of evil adversaries in an Aston Martin DB5, like Sean Connery in the 1964 movie, Goldfinger…or maybe you’ve imagined careening through the streets of New York with Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd in Ghostbusters enroute to saving the city from ghouls in that custom 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor! What do these two movies have in common? Classic cars — part of what made these films so memorable in the first place!
If you are between the ages of 15 and 25 and are interested in classic cars, you’ve probably wondered what it’s like to get behind the wheel of one. Well, look no further! The Hagerty Driving Experience at Reynolds-Alberta Museum is on tomorrow (July 16) and offers a rare opportunity for you to experience a classic car first-hand!