From Coal to Community – All-New Exhibits

Permanent Exhibit Opening Weekend

The Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre is excited to offer all new permanent exhibits  “From Coal to Community“.

The exhibits present Canmore in a variety of perspectives: as an ancient way station for local First Nations, as an integral part of the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Western expansion, as a 90-year historic coal-mining community, as an excellent venue to study and observe the history of the Earth, and as a modern and vibrant community that attracts people from all over the world. The exhibit has been in development for the past two years and is a celebration of Canmore’s unique history and geographical marvels.

(Opening weekend – Sat, March 5 and Sun, March 6 – gave our visitors a chance to see the exhibit at a reduced rate: $2 per person on those days, with the exception of children 12 and under, who are always admitted free of charge.  Museum staff and volunteers were on hand to guide visitors through the new exhibits.)

For more information, please e-mail info@cmags.org or call 403-678-2462.

ALL NEW EXHIBITS – COMING SOON

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On Saturday March 5th, the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre will be launching all new exhibits. Opening weekend will run March 5th-6th, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission will be reduced for this weekend to $2 per person (children 12 and under get in free). So mark this date on your calendar and come out to the Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre to see what we’ve been working on. Keep posted to our website for updates and check out our Facebook and Twitter pages for sneak peaks at the new exhibits.

Art in the Park Vendor Applications for 2016 are now available

Art in the Park 2016

Art in the Park Vendor Applications for the 2016 season are now available.  Located on the grounds of the historic Northwest Mounted Police Barracks in downtown Canmore, Art in the Park gives local artists and artisans a picturesque outdoor venue to sell their work during Canmore’s peak tourism season. Art in the Park will run weekends from May 21st – Labour Day.

Applications will be accepted March 1-30.  For all other details, please refer to the 2016 Art in the Park Vendor Application form or e-mail Kyle Hanna at programs@cmags.org.

2016 Art in the Park Application Form

A Month of GIVING!

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When planning your donations for this month, please consider supporting the CANMORE MUSEUM & GEOSCIENCE CENTRE. Your generous donations will help us fund the development and fabrication of exciting new exhibits about the history and geoscience of Canmore and area. (Previous exhibits destroyed in the Canmore Civic Centre Flood, 2014.)

Old Fashioned Christmas

We invite you to join us at Canmore’s Northwest Mounted Police Barracks on December 12th from 11-3 for An Old-Fashioned Christmas at the Barracks. Get a taste for what Christmas in Canmore would have been like in coal-mining days gone by. There will be old photos on display, festive music, kid-friendly crafts and plenty of holiday cheer.

Gingerbread House-Making event

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On December 5th, CMAGS and the Canmore Public Library will be conducting our annual Gingerbread House-Making event.

The event will be held at the Canmore Public Library in Elevation Place and consist of two workshops – 10 am to noon and 2 pm to 4 pm – in which we invite families to construct their own miniature gingerbread house.

We will provide all materials for a limit of ONE HOUSE PER FAMILY.

You can register at the Canmore Public Library in person or by phoning (403) 678-2468, but don’t wait too long!

This event fills up quickly! As an added bonus, the library will be waiving late fees in exchange for non-perishable food donations to the Canmore Food Bank.

Halloween at the Barracks

Come and celebrate All Hallows Eve at the NWMP Barracks on Saturday, October 31st from 1 pm to 4 pm. Join in with Halloween crafts and games, and listen to witch’s story time. Costumes encouraged.

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Our Annual Rock and Fossil Clinic

Saturday October 17, 2015    10am to 3pm

Come join us for our annual CMAGS Rock & Fossil Clinic at the Canmore Civic Centre.  Bring your favourite rocks and fossils for identification by professional geologists, see our geoscience collection, and join in fun crafts and activities.  Guest speakers:

1pm:  Ben Parayankuzhiyil, Lafarge, “Mining Cement in Exshaw – Lafarge’s History and Future”

2pm:  Gerry Stephenson, former Chief Engineer of the Canmore Coal Mine,  “Coal Mining in Canmore – 95 Years in 45 Minutes”

Free admission, all ages are welcome!  Wild (Festival of Eagles) and BBQ (CHLA) outside in the Plaza!

 

Heritage Open House in the Canadian Rockies

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Saturday August 8, join us at the NWMP Barracks on Main Street between 11am – 3pm for Mountie activities, crafts and to take part in our Downtown Canmore Heritage Scavenger Hunt/Photo Challenge (with prizes!). Attendance is free and all are welcome.

Miners’ Day Parade and BBQ

Miners’ Day Parade and BBQ is happening on Sat. July 11th from noon! Also, there will be the Lawrence Grassi Book Launch happening at the Plaza at 12:30pm. There will be a small ceremony with 16 dignitaries from Italy plus welcoming speeches from the Mayor and Council. Come join to remember and show appreciation to the generations of miners and their families who shaped our community.