stories unfolding...

502 - 1st Street South
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Toll Free: 1.866.320.3898

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.

Galt Museum & Archives Events

Blackfoot Family Structure

Tue NOV 13 | 10:30–noon

Blackfoot Language Classes

Thu NOV 15 | 7–8 pm


Sat NOV 17 | 1–2 pm

Residential Schools

Tue NOV 20 | 10:30–noon


Wed NOV 21 | 10:30–noon

Research Your House

Thu NOV 22 | 7–9 pm

Blackfoot Language Classes

Thu NOV 22 | 7–8 pm


Sat NOV 24 | 1–2 pm

Card Making

Wed NOV 28 | 10:30–noon

Night at the Museum Shopping Event

Thu NOV 29 | 4–9 pm

Holiday Cards

Sat DEC 01 | 1–2 pm

The Botany of Christmas

Sun DEC 02 | 2–3 pm

Holiday Ornaments

Wed DEC 05 | 10:30–noon

Women, War and Witchcraft

Wed DEC 05 | 2–3 pm

Holiday Ornaments

Fri DEC 07 | 1:30–3 pm

Hawk & Harvest Holiday Market

Saturday DEC. 8, 6 PM - 10:30 PM

Button Trees

Sat DEC 08 | 1–2 pm

Honeycomb Wreath

Thu DEC 13 | 7–9 pm

What do Treaties Really Mean?

Sat DEC 15 | 1–2 pm

Holiday Music

Wed DEC 19 | 2–3 pm

Christmas Stockings

Sat DEC 22 | 1–2 pm

New Year's Manner Tea

Wed JAN 02 | 1–3 pm

Painted Rocks

Thu JAN 03 | 1–3 pm

Rag Dolls

Fri JAN 04 | 1–3 pm

Flip Book Animation

Sat JAN 05 | 1–3 pm

Herb Gardens

Sun JAN 06 | 1–3 pm