Month: August 2012

Gerry Stephenson Mine Hike sept8

History of Mining Tour : Third tour date September 8

Due to the overwhelming response to Gerry Stephenson’s history of mining tour, we’ve added a third date. Join us on September 8 for a tour. Book early so you don’t miss out!

Saturday, September 1
Begins 11AM, duration 3-4 hours
$20 members, $30 non-members

Gerry Stephenson will lead the “History of Mining Tour” for the Canmore Museum. Gerry began work as a miner and, later, mine manager in the undersea seams of Northern England. He spent time as a Gen-eral mine manager in India and later came to Canmore in 1968. He was Chief Engineer of Canmore Mines Ltd until 1974 when he founded one of the premier resource consult-ing companies in North America; the Nor-west Corporation. After 60 years of mining, Gerry has a wealth of stories to tell about mines and miners local to Canmore and world wide.

Gerry Stephenson Mine Hike sept1

History of Mining Tour : New date September 1

Due to the overwhelming response to Gerry Stephenson’s history of mining tour, we’ve added a second date. Join us on September 1 for a tour. Book early so you don’t miss out!

Saturday, September 1
Begins 11AM, duration 3-4 hours
$20 members, $30 non-members

Gerry Stephenson will lead the “History of Mining Tour” for the Canmore Museum. Gerry began work as a miner and, later, mine manager in the undersea seams of Northern England. He spent time as a Gen-eral mine manager in India and later came to Canmore in 1968. He was Chief Engineer of Canmore Mines Ltd until 1974 when he founded one of the premier resource consult-ing companies in North America; the Nor-west Corporation. After 60 years of mining, Gerry has a wealth of stories to tell about mines and miners local to Canmore and world wide.

End of Summer Sale 2012

It’s the end of summer and we’re getting ready

It’s the end of summer and we’re getting ready to bring in the winter stock, and that means big savings for you! Join us for our End of Summer Sale from August 25-31, when the date corresponds to the savings! We are offering 25% off on August 25, 26% on the 26th, and so on until you save 31% on the 31st!

We will also have special savings on last chance items of 50% off all week long.

Offer does not apply to museum admission, programs, or commission items.

 

Gerry Stephenson Mine Hike

History of Mining Tour : this trip fully booked

Sunday, August 26th
Begins 11AM, duration 3-4 hours
$20 members, $30 non-members

Gerry Stephenson will lead the “History of Mining Tour” for the Canmore Museum. Gerry began work as a miner and, later, mine manager in the undersea seams of Northern England. He spent time as a Gen-eral mine manager in India and later came to Canmore in 1968. He was Chief Engineer of Canmore Mines Ltd until 1974 when he founded one of the premier resource consult-ing companies in North America; the Nor-west Corporation. After 60 years of mining, Gerry has a wealth of stories to tell about mines and miners local to Canmore and world wide.

building tour

Calgary Building Geology Tour

Bill Ayrton is running his Calgary Building Geology Tour as a fundraiser for the Museum on Monday September 10 (noon – 4pm). Bill has given this fasinating tour many times. After attending this tour, you will be able to talk about the history of Calgary buildings and point out some fabulous fossils in the walls of these buildings to your friends as you walk through the city. An ~80 page colour booklet is provided. Tentative meeting location – Food Fair 2nd floor, Suncor (previously PetroCanada) building (6th Ave. SW & 2nd St. SW).

 

aug11openhouse

Heritage Open House

From 11AM to 3PM on Saturday, August 11th, join us at the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre for a celebration of Canmore’s past, present and future!

Admission for the museum is by donation, so come check out our exhibits.

Collections Manager Lynne Huras will be guiding tours of our collection all afternoon.

Help us identify some artifacts and have your picture taken at our photobooth!