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Historic Baking Pt 2: Lemon Sponge Cake

Historic Baking Pt 2: Lemon Sponge Cake

Tuesday, May 19th 2020

Posted in: Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits History

This is Part 2 of a two-part baking series. View Part 1 here! Mmmmmm, cake. My adventure in trying out a Lemon Sponge Cake Recipe as described in Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book, published in 1908. Melanie, our...

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Dreams

Dreams

Sunday, May 17th 2020

Posted in: History

#dreamsMW Image: Frederick R. McDonald, “Crowfoot’s Dream of Home”, Acrylic on Board, 1997, Purchased by the Red Deer Museum and District Society, MAG Collection #2016.10.1. Today’s Museum Week theme is focused on...

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Climate

Climate

Friday, May 15th 2020

Posted in: History

#ClimateMW Today’s Museum Week theme is Climate. From weather, to climate change and the future. Here we have a few artifacts on the theme of #climateMW. Image: Dr. Miles’ Weather Almanac and Handbook of Valuable Information...

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Museum Moments

Museum Moments

Thursday, May 14th 2020

Posted in: History

#MuseumMomentsMW Today’s theme for Museum Week is Museum Moments so we’re sharing some memories of past events and visits to the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery (MAG). Share with us some of your favourite moments of the...

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Culture in Quarantine

Culture in Quarantine

Tuesday, May 12th 2020

Posted in: History

#CultureInQuarantineMW Today’s theme for Museum Week 2020 is Culture in Quarantine. We invite you to re-create some paintings or prints from the MAG’s collections using what you can find in your household! This is inspired by the...

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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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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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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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