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A History of Ice Skates

A History of Ice Skates

Tuesday, December 28th 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Skates are an essential part of the popular tradition of ice skating. The first skates were introduced in Scandinavia over 2000 years ago and looked very different from modern skates. These skates were made of the bones of various types of...

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Hats from the MAG's Collection

Hats from the MAG's Collection

Tuesday, November 2nd 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Collections Spotlight: Hats! The MAG has hundreds of hats in our collection, and most of them are women’s hats. We've been preparing this collection to be moved into a new, custom-designed storage space where it will be...

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Celebrating Community Picnics

Celebrating Community Picnics

Monday, July 26th 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Celebrating Community Picnics The excitement, energy and companionship around community picnics has ensured their longevity. Community Picnics in Central Alberta can be traced through oral stories, written memories and...

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Shoes from the MAG's Collection

Shoes from the MAG's Collection

Tuesday, July 20th 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Collections Spotlight: Shoes! The MAG's Associate Curator of Clothing & Textiles, Katelin, has been working with accessories in our collection lately. Today we want to share some of the footwear we have in our...

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Printed Textiles from the Kinngait Studios

Printed Textiles from the Kinngait Studios

Tuesday, June 29th 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Collections Spotlight: Printed Textiles from the Kinngait Studios Hi everyone, my name is Katelin and I’m the Associate Curator of Clothing & Textiles at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. Today I want to show you a really...

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The Woodland School of Art

The Woodland School of Art

Thursday, February 25th 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Two of the artworks currently on display in our hallway exhibit, Ojibwa Head Dress by Norval Morriseau (pictured left) and Hoop Dancer by Daphne Odjig (right), are silkscreen prints and beautiful examples of what was to become a style known as the...

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A Generous Gift: Walter J. Phillips Prints

A Generous Gift: Walter J. Phillips Prints

Thursday, January 21st 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Welcome back to the second week of our look at Father Jozef Wroblewski’s generous gifts to the Red Deer MAG. This week we’re looking at four woodcut prints by Canadian artist, Walter J. Phillips. View Part 1 of A Generous...

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A Generous Gift: Dorothy Knowles Paintings

A Generous Gift: Dorothy Knowles Paintings

Thursday, January 14th 2021

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Over the next three weeks, we will be looking at three generous gifts given to the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery by Father Jozef Wroblewski. Father Jozef is originally from Winnipeg but came to Red Deer as Pastor of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and...

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Cavalry Twill Riding Jacket

Cavalry Twill Riding Jacket

Thursday, November 26th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

What is this item of clothing? What was it used for? How old might it be? Sleuth out clues for this clothing item with the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery's (MAG) Katelin Karbonik, Associate Curator of Clothing &...

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Remembrance Day 2020

Remembrance Day 2020

Wednesday, November 11th 2020

Posted in: History

Remembering Three Central Albertans Eneas Makokis Eneas Makokis was born in Saddle Lake, Alberta on August 9th, 1897. From documents, we know his father's name was John, and he had a sister named Mary. Eneas was a student at the...

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The Liberation of Holland after WW2

The Liberation of Holland after WW2

Tuesday, November 10th 2020

Posted in: History

The Liberation of Holland after WW2 In the final months of the Second World War, Canadian forces were given the important and deadly task of liberating the Netherlands from Nazi occupation. From September 1944 to April 1945, the First...

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National Aboriginal Veterans Day

National Aboriginal Veterans Day

Sunday, November 8th 2020

Posted in: History

Today, November 8, 2020 marks National Aboriginal Veterans Day. On November 8, 1994, National Aboriginal Veterans Day was established by the federal government to honour the thousands of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis who served in the...

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