About Galt Museum & Archives

The Galt is well respected in Alberta's museum community, has a growing national profile and is committed to international museum standards.

The Archives contain an extensive collection of information on the human history of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta.

Today, the museum cares for well over 17,000 artifacts and 600,000 archival documents and photographs. These collections continue to grow.

The history of Lethbridge and southwest Alberta can be explored through the Galt's rotating world-class exhibitions, special events and school and weekend programs. The Galt Museum Store offers visitors a selection of historic publications and other unique local and retro gifts.

Volunteers donate their time and talents to enhance the work of twelve full-time and ten part-time staff.


The Galt Museum & Archives engages and educates our communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define our collective identity and guide our future.


The Galt Museum & Archives is a vibrant gathering place that meets historical, cultural and educational needs.



  • We treasure and protect the stories, objects, memories and relationships of our communities
  • We advocate for history, culture and historical education

Creativity and Innovation

  • We thrive on challenge, ingenuity and improvement
  • We believe in and foster life long learning

Integrity and Authenticity

  • We are open, honest and respectful
  • We ensure the authenticity of our collections, exhibits, education and programs

Teamwork and Co-operation

  • We encourage diversity of opinion
  • We find merit in collaboration and partnerships


  • We believe that with dedication, passion and commitment we strive for our best performance
  • We respect the skills and expertise of others and cherish diversity.

Booze and Bars | Pic and Sick

Sun NOV 19 | 2–3 pm

Mountain Landscapes

Wed NOV 22 | 10:30–noon

Beginner Community Oral History Workshop

Fri NOV 24 | 9:30 am-4:30 pm


Sat NOV 25 | 1–2 pm


Wed NOV 29 | 10:30–noon

Night at the Museum

Thu NOV 30 @ 9:00 PM

Holiday Ornaments

Fri DEC 01 | 1:30–3 pm

Paper Mosaics

Sat DEC 02 | 1–2 pm

Holiday Ornaments

Wed DEC 06 | 10:30–12 pm

Art Deco Gift Tags

Thu DEC 07 | 7–9 pm

Christmas Stockings

Sat DEC 09 | 1–2 pm

Pasta and Seed Art

Sat DEC 16 | 1–2 pm

Reflections on Residential Schools

Wed DEC 20 | 2–3 pm

Holiday Cards

Sat DEC 23 | 1–2 pm