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19th Century Plaid Shawl

19th Century Plaid Shawl

Thursday, August 6th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Today's Work of the Week is: Plaid shawl, late 19th century, Wool. Gift of C.M. Lerouge, 1989.16.2 This shawl was originally worn by Mary Ann Van Dyke (nee Donovan), who brought it with her to Canada from Ireland. This shawl is a...

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Embroidered Dress, Family Circle magazine

Embroidered Dress, Family Circle magazine

Thursday, July 30th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

For today's Work of the Week, we are looking at another lovingly hand-crafted garment from our collection! Embroidered Dress, polyester/wool blend, Family Circle magazine, 1972. Gift of Barbara Irwin, 1982.40.7 This dress was made by...

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Hand Knit Yellow Sweater

Hand Knit Yellow Sweater

Thursday, July 23rd 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

Here’s something sunshiney and bright for today's Work of the Week! Hand knit yellow sweater, late 1930s, Corticelli Knitting book. Gifts of Doris Ballantine, 1999.48.20. This sweater was made by Mrs. Ballantine for her...

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Western Parade Suit

Western Parade Suit

Thursday, July 16th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

In the spirit of what is typically the Westerner Days Fair & Exposition week here in Red Deer, today's Work of the Week is: Western parade suit, 1950s, Made by Vaquero, California. Gift of Francis “Choppy” Steiner...

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20th Anniversary of Pine Lake Tornado

20th Anniversary of Pine Lake Tornado

Tuesday, July 14th 2020

Posted in: History

Today marks the 20th Anniversary of the Pine Lake tornado. The Pine Lake tornado was a deadly tornado in central Alberta which occurred on Friday, July 14, 2000 and struck a campground and a trailer park. Twelve people were killed, making it the...

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Historic Baking: Tomato Soup Cake

Historic Baking: Tomato Soup Cake

Tuesday, June 30th 2020

Posted in: Tips, Tricks & Interesting Bits History

Tomato Soup Cake: Challenge Accepted! Elizabeth Vasquez click here to jump to recipe As a fan of all activities the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery provides to the public, I found myself into this very pleasant opportunity to make a...

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Historic Baking: Twilight Lodge Cookbook

Historic Baking: Twilight Lodge Cookbook

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

This is Part 1 of a two-part baking series. See how MAG member Elizabeth V.'s Tomato Soup Cake from the Twilight Lodge Cookbook turned out here! We've been loving all the time for baking and trying out some new (or old...

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The Future, Past and Present of Big Bear 1885

The Future, Past and Present of Big Bear 1885

Sunday, June 21st 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

The Future, Past and Present of Big Bear, 1885 by Frederick R. McDonald In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day we wanted to share with you a painting in the MAG's collection by Indigenous Artists Frederick R. McDonald. Here are...

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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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