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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: Twilight Lodge Cookbook

Historic Baking: Twilight Lodge Cookbook

Tuesday, June 23rd 2020

Posted in: History Historic Baking MAG Collection

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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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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Historic Baking Pt 1: Universal Electric Mixabeater, 1918

Historic Baking Pt 1: Universal Electric Mixabeater, 1918

Tuesday, May 12th 2020

Posted in: MAG Collection History

This is Part 1 of a two-part baking series. See how Kim's Lemon Sponge Cake from Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cook Book turned out here! More time spent at home means more opportunity to bake! Pictured is a very early...

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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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