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Speaking of the Past

Speaking of the Past

Drop by Gasoline Alley Museum for engaging presentations that will bring to life the people, places and events that mark Western Canada’s colourful past.

Thursday, January 23, 2:00 PM:

Walking Through History: East Village & Project Bookmark
Alberta’s first “ bookmark” on the Canadian literary trail has been installed in East Village, and is part of an innovative project to connect landscape and literary works across this nation. Poet and librarian, Rosemary Griebel, will talk about Project Bookmark, and how walking through Calgary’s East Village and observing the changing landscape over decades inspired a poem that links this local community to nation-wide conversations.

Thursday, February 20, 2:00 PM:

Walking with the Ancestors; Following Footsteps
Travel vicariously with master storyteller Karen Gummo in the footsteps of her Icelandic ancestors Ofeigur Sigurdsson and Astridur Tomasdottir who arrived in Calgary in the late 1880s. Hear tales of their epic northward journey on foot to find their promised land in central Alberta. Get to know some of the fascinating folk who made the trip, including renowned poet Stephan G. Stephansson and his family. Karen will tell you of her dream to recreate this walk.

Thursday, March 19, 2:00 PM:

Pirates and Heroes: The Story of Calgary's Hawker Hurricane
The Calgary Mosquito Aircraft Society just completed a 7 year restoration on this rare and historically significant World War II fighter airplane. This presentation, by society President Richard de Boer, will reveal the war time history of this Hurricane and touch on the many fascinating people whose hands this aircraft has passed through in the past 80 years.

Thursday, April 16, 2:00 PM:

When Trains Ruled the Rockies: My Life at the Banff Station
“When Trains Ruled the Rockies” is a history of the Banff Train Station during the period 1948 through 1962. Author Terry Gainer draw on his memories and experiences from those halcyon years when he lived and worked at the CPR station, as well as archival information and photos. The story documents life at the station, the trains that came to Banff and the huge role of the railway within the Banff community.
A book signing will follow this presentation.

All Ages
Gasoline Alley Museum - Heritage Park
1900 Heritage Dr SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2V 2X3 See Map
at 2pm
Included with paid admission to Gasoline Alley Museum. Free admission for annual pass holders.
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