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Important Notice

In accordance with the updated COVID-19 Restriction announced yesterday by the Alberta Government, the Museum will be closing to the public effective Dec 13th and will remained closed until at least January 12th 2021.

The Museum will be open the remainder of this week (Dec 9 – 11) with our regular hours. Masks are now mandatory to be worn when visiting.

We hope to do our part in keeping our community, volunteers, and staff safe by pausing public access to our facility.

We will continue to be available by email should you have any questions or concerns at info@carstairsmuseum.ca

Keep an eye on our social media channels for information updates as well as some fun facts and info to keep you entertained at home.

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2021 Call for Artist Submissions

Hello Central Alberta artists and artisans! We’re looking for you for our 2021 Art Gallery exhibition cycle! This coming year we are extending the invitation to artists outside of the immediate area, into Rocky View, Mountain View, Red Deer, and surrounding Counties. We’re now taking submissions to be exhibited in our Pointen or Ing Galleries for the upcoming year! Share with your friends, artist groups and anywhere you think people would be interested. All interested artists and artisans are invited to get in touch with us for more info!

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Face-Masks

The Museum is currently selling face masks. Prices for each mask is $15 and $10 for Museum Members. Limited supply, so grab yours fast!

Buy yours at the Carstairs Co-Op, The Farm Table, or The Pantry/Artisan Market. To get the member discount, masks must be bought at the Museum (Credit/Debit cards accepted).

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November 27 Covid-19 Update

In accordance with the the restrictions put in place by the Alberta Government on November 27, 2020, the Carstairs Heritage Centre at this time can only accommodate 25% capacity. This works out to 8 people in the Museum itself and 2 people (or one cohort) in the Visitor Centre/Lore Building.

We will be continuing frequent sanitization of high-touch areas, as well as encouraging one-way movement through the Museum. If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you stay home.

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Sealed-Bid Art Auction Fundraiser November 16 – December 11

The Carstairs Heritage Centre is pleased to announce that we will be holding another sealed-bid art auction fundraiser after the success following the auction of ‘Summer Bounty’ by Gwen Day.

Bidding is available to be done on the easel holding the painting. Location of the easel will include the Museum, Carstairs Co-Op, and the Carstairs ATB. See the Upcoming Events page for further information on the auction.

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Interim Curator/Manager

Interim Curator/Manager Tamara Moore in The Albertan Newspaper Vol. 27 Issue 46

The Carstairs Heritage Centre is pleased to introduce our Interim Manager/Curator, Tamara Moore. Moore worked as a summer student for the museum this past summer and then took over as Interim Manager/Curator at the start of September. She will remain in the position until the end of February 2021.

Moore has a background in archaeology, having gained her Bachelors in archaeology from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, and her Master’s in Anthropology from Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Her focus has been on the Ancient Maya of Central America, with field work undertaken on settlements in Belize.

Aside from this past summer, Moore has experience volunteering with large and small museums, including the British Museum where she ran a hands-on-artifact education desk. She is excited for this opportunity and the chance it gives her to have more experience in the museum sector.

Feel free to stop in and get to know your Interim Manager.

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Website Under Construction

Thank you for checking in on the Carstairs Heritage Centre. We are open to the public Monday to Friday, 10am-4pm. Check our Facebook page for the updates and changes to our hours.

We’re working hard on rebuilding our website too, stay tuned!