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Dr. Parsons

Dr. Parsons

Monday, May 11th 2020

Posted in: History

#MuseumWeek #HeroesMW Photo: Dr. Richard Parsons taken in 1934. Red Deer & District Archives, P8353 Each year the MAG participates in @MuseumWeek which aims to deliver culture and arts to audiences worldwide digitally...

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Mary Westera

Mary Westera

Sunday, May 10th 2020

Posted in: History

Mary Westera (Toerse) Den Ham, Netherlands 1926-2017 Image: Mary and Ties Westera ready to depart on the boat, 1948. Marrigje (Mary) Toerse was born in October 1926. She grew up on a small farm where her family grew vegetables...

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Ann Korver

Ann Korver

Sunday, May 10th 2020

Posted in: History

Ann Korver (Barthel) Haarlem, Netherlands Image: Nicolaas and Ann Korver on their wedding day, November 8, 1963 in Lethbridge, Alberta. Antje (Ann) Barthel was born in May 1944. Twice, her family tried to immigrate to Canada and were...

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Jackson Pollock Inspired Splatter Art

Jackson Pollock Inspired Splatter Art

Saturday, May 9th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - May 9, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Jackson Pollock Inspired Splatter Art Using ink and straws, we will be creating colourful...

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Sam Denhaan

Sam Denhaan

Saturday, May 9th 2020

Posted in: History

Sam Denhaan The Hague, Netherlands Image: Sam when he arrived in Alberta in 1954. Simon (Sam) Denhaan was 6 when Germany invaded and remembers their astonishing advance. His father was in the Dutch army, and became a Prisoner of War...

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Rob Porkka

Rob Porkka

Friday, May 8th 2020

Posted in: History

Rob Porkka Red Deer, Alberta Image: Rob Porkka at the Knokke-Heist Liberation March Rob Porkka is a historian and educator. He taught at the AFCENT International School (run by NATO) in the Netherlands on loan from the Red Deer...

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Addy Jentink

Addy Jentink

Thursday, May 7th 2020

Posted in: History

Addy Jentink (Heystek) Vlissingen, Netherlands Addy (Zoetje Adriana) Heystek was born in February 1931. Her family lived close to the sea on Walcheren Island. The youngest of three children, she has fond memories from before the war including...

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Mother and Child, Jane Ash Poitras

Mother and Child, Jane Ash Poitras

Thursday, May 7th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection

With Mother's Day just around the corner, we wanted to share an artwork that celebrates the special connection between mother and child. This Week's Work is: Jane Ash Poitras, Mother and Child, n.d., mixed media on canvas, Gift of...

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Coby TenHove

Coby TenHove

Wednesday, May 6th 2020

Posted in: History

Coby TenHove (Spuijbrock) Vlaardingen, Netherlands In December 1944, Jacoba (Coby) Spuijbrock was born in the middle of the night by the light of an oil lamp. With the scarcity of resources, her family was lucky to find oil in it. Food...

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It's a Barnyard in Here

It's a Barnyard in Here

Wednesday, May 6th 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with miniMAG - May 6, 2020 Time for miniMAG at home! It's a Barnyard in Here! We are creating a barnyard in your home today. Make your favorite farm animal with all the colours and patterns you can...

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Leonard Miller

Leonard Miller

Tuesday, May 5th 2020

Posted in: History

Sapper Leonard Miller Innisfail/Dickson, Alberta 1918-1945 Image: Leonard Miller official military portrait Leonard Alfred Miller was born on his family farm in the Cottonwood District west of Innisfail on June 27, 1918 to Jesse...

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Patterned Snake

Patterned Snake

Saturday, May 2nd 2020

Posted in: Art Instruction

Keeping the Creativity at Home with MAGnificent Saturdays - May 2, 2020 Today's MAGnificent Saturdays art activity for you to do at home: Patterned Snakes Today you will be drawing a snake and then colouring it in with many...

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