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1130-1138 Nanton Street - Carstairs, Alberta, Canada

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News and Events

From the Concert Series to Guest Speakers, to rotating exhibits in the Ing Gallery, to the Pointen Art Gallery, it seems there is always something going on at the Carstairs Museum.  Add in Community Events, Educational and Public Programming, you’re sure to find something to pique your interest here.

Scroll through down this page to see what is going on at your museum.

Upcoming Special Events

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Saturday Dec. 7, 10:00am—12:00pm:  Photos with Santa & Old Fashioned Crafts. REGISTRATION MANDATORY- please call or text Shannon 403-999-9292 to reserve your spot. Join us at the Museum to have your photo taken with Santa and enjoy some hot chocolate and old-fashioned Christmas crafts. Presented in partnership with Carstairs Parent LINK

Please call or email for exact dates and info on opening receptions.

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November  8- Dec. 5 2019: Carstairs Artist Guild- Group Exhibition

December 2019- no exhibits, Museum closed Dec. 21- Jan. 5

January- Carstairs Elementary Students, ‘My Favourite Artifacts’ Projects

The Ing Gallery            

The Ing is the museum’s rotating gallery space.  It hosts museum curated exhibits, touring exhibitions and extended art shows.  When not in use the gallery is available to the community.

November  8- Dec. 5 2019: Carstairs Artist Guild- Group Exhibition

December 2019- no exhibits, Museum closed Dec. 21- Jan. 5

January- Carstairs Elementary Students, ‘My Favourite Artifacts’ Projects

Feb.- TBA

March- Aakii isskska’takssin (Woman- thought)- a photography exhibit that examines the theme of ‘story’ within the context of Blackfoot traditional teachings and cultural expression of aakii artists applied in a contemporary context. On loan from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

The Ing Gallery                                                

                                April-June - Community Use Space (please contact for rental)

                                June, July & August - Museum of the Future

                                September - Custom Woolen Mills Artist in Residence

Music at the Museum Concert Series

The series runs September through November and January through April-  usually the last Sunday of the month at 2pm. We strongly recommend calling the museum to reserve your seats in advance.  

Tickets are $20 for adults, free for kids under 12; all proceeds go to the artists.

January 26, 2020- Ben Crane

February 16, 2020- Bradley Bischoff (of The Wardens) and Scott Duncan

March 8, 2020- Heather Blush and The Uppercuts

Reminisce - Guest Speaker Series

This series runs October through November and January through May.  Typically the third Tuesday of the month at 7pm (unless posted otherwise). Light refreshments served.

Nov. 19, 7pm- Chris & Jean Whittaker “Georgia: the country, not the state”.

January 21, 7pm-  Margi & Darryl Sayer “Experiences in Haiti”

February 18, 7pm- Les Markham & Guests “History of Scouting in Carstairs”

March 17, 7pm- Rhonda Roedler, “From Grade 3 to Abu Dhabi”