Tuesday, May 19th 2020
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.
Sunday, May 17th 2020
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...
Friday, May 15th 2020
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...
Thursday, May 14th 2020
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...
Tuesday, May 12th 2020
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...
Monday, May 11th 2020
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...
Sunday, May 10th 2020
Mary Westera (Toerse)
Den Ham, Netherlands
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...
Sunday, May 10th 2020
Ann Korver (Barthel)
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...
Saturday, May 9th 2020
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...
Friday, May 8th 2020
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...
Thursday, May 7th 2020
Addy Jentink (Heystek)
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...
Wednesday, May 6th 2020
Coby TenHove (Spuijbrock)
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.