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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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Oct. 31, 10am-4pm: Swing by with your favourite little trick or treater for some candy! Ask Museum Staff to tell you the *spooky* tale of the swamp witch- Black Water Hattie…if you dare!

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December- stay tuned for some special, family-friendly Christmas  themed programming!

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

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October 2019: Rhonda Roedler, Photography

November 2019: Carstairs Artist Guild- Group Exhibition

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

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.

Oct. 7-30th: the Ing Gallery will host Creatures a travelling art exhibit from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts  (AFA) Travelling Exhibition Program (TREX).  From the AFA website: 

“What is real and what is not real? For centuries, the idea that unicorns and dragons could populate the Earth seemed as plausible, to some, as the existence of elephants. Creatures features 19 artworks of fantastical beings primarily from the collection of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts by seven artists: Patricia Askren, Jude Griebel, Jana Hargarten, Janet Mitchell, Lisa Puopolo, Pat Strakowski, and Carroll Taylor-Lindoe.”

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.

September 29, 2019- The Travelling Mabels

October  27, 2019- Over the Moon

November 3rd, 2019- Crystal Plamondon

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 29- 7pm: “Halloween & Hijinks: A Brief History of Carstairs Behaving Badly” presented by Museum Curator, Meggi Mah. From teenage pranks to downright scandal, Carstairs has its stories! Also learn about conducting historic research using primary sources and the issues with ‘unreliable’ narrators of the past.