No plans for the weekend of September 30th? Take advantage of Alberta Culture Days!
ALBERTA — Alberta Culture Days is a good way to discover, experience and celebrate Alberta’s history and heritage. Free admission for the entire weekend.
From September 30th, until October 2nd, all provincially-owned historic sites and museums that are open for the weekend will be free to attend, with special programs being held at some of them. Please note this does not include all museums province-wide. View the full list below.
Please keep in mind that some activities may have additional fees. Check with each individual museum for details on this.
Being it that this is Edmonton Talks News, we’ll start off with the Edmonton-based museums and historic sites.
The Alberta Foundation for the Arts
- 2016 marks the AFA’s 25th anniversary and they’re celebrating with a commemorative event on October 30 held as part of Alberta Culture Days.
Northern and Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditoria
- For the 8th year in a row the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium will be featuring Arts Education Day, now welcoming more than 800 students from across Edmonton to the Jube.
- At the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary, students from the inaugural Jube School program will be welcomed to the venue to experience a wide range of workshops put on by Alberta artists.
Provincial Archives of Alberta
- For Culture Days weekend, the Provincial Archives of Alberta is pleased to present Alberta Ballet and the Documentation of Performance, an exhibit celebrating Alberta Ballet’s 50th Anniversary.
- Culture Days at Rutherford House puts the spotlight on local talent in the arts and culture community. Bring the family to enjoy an afternoon of art, historic crafts, music and fun including live performances and more.
Other provincial museums taking part in Alberta Culture Days include:
- Frank Slide Interpretive Centre in Crowsnest Pass
- Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in Fort Macload
- Lougheed House in Calgary
- Oil Sands Discovery Centre in Fort McMurray
- Remington Carriage Museum in Cardston
- Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, and
- Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller
To learn more about each and every provincial museum taking part, feel free to take a look at the official website.
This day is best explained by the Minister of Culture and Tourism here in Alberta:
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Alberta Culture Days is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our province’s heritage, arts community, volunteerism and so much more. It’s also an opportunity to acknowledge the significant role culture plays in our economy, as it creates jobs, attracts skilled workers, generates economic activity and revitalizes communities. I encourage all Albertans to get out and visit our historic sites or museums and celebrate all the things that make Alberta great.Ricardo Miranda, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Those of you attending one of the museums on this free day, have a wonderful time!
This comes just days after Edmonton celebrated the ever-so-popular Free Admission Day that comes once yearly.
This article was written by Jody Mitoma.