Community Connection: Tunde & Motola Dawodu

By Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum For over 26 years now, there has existed a small but significant portal on the prairie into the heart of West Africa. Where Symbols Meet: A Celebration of West African Achievement, which opened at Glenbow in 1994, offers a window to the art and stories of five major cultural groups … Continue reading Community Connection: Tunde & Motola Dawodu

The Blackfoot Language Revival

By Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum In 1957, Sheldon First Rider, a member of the Kainai Nation, was taken from the home he shared with his grandmother and sent to St. Paul Residential School near Cardston  – just one of the estimated 150,000 Indigenous children in Canada placed in the residential school system over the course … Continue reading The Blackfoot Language Revival

The Eagle Has Landed

Earlier this week local history buff Alan Zakrison posted an interesting tidbit about a long-gone landmark -- a large metal eagle statue that spent decades perched on top of a building at 10 Avenue and 4 Street SW. The post triggered a discussion among Alan's followers as to the current whereabouts of "Abe," aka "Old … Continue reading The Eagle Has Landed

Discovering the Discovery Room

As we gear up for the swiftly approaching holiday break, readying our galleries for the throngs of families that will soon grace our doors in search of meaningful experiences, we thought to take a closer look at the perfect family destination within Glenbow – the Discovery Room! Located at the top of the stairs on … Continue reading Discovering the Discovery Room

The Legacy of Eric Harvie

The foundations of Glenbow were effectively laid by one individual: Eric Lafferty Harvie. An inveterate collector, Harvie amassed an eclectic blend of materials from the Canadian West and around the world. His true legacy, however, lies in his gift to this province: in 1966, Harvie and his family donated the entirety of his collection, which … Continue reading The Legacy of Eric Harvie