In-House Curated Museum Exhibition Includes Items from Well-Known John Ware and Bing Crosby!
MEDICINE HAT, AB- The Esplanade Arts and Heritage Centre is proud to announce the opening of the latest exhibition in the Heritage Gallery: The Hunt. The Public Reception will be held on Saturday June 9 at 7:00 PM and everyone is welcome.
The different practices, the attitudes towards animals and the role of hunters have changed throughout history constantly redefining the meaning of hunting. The Hunt is an in-house curated museum exhibition that explores the history of hunting as well as wildlife conservation in Southern Alberta from the earliest human presence to modern day. This display of many local and provincial artefacts accompanied of relevant information showcases the role of hunting in our region. “We are presenting hunting in an objective way as it simply is: part of the history and culture of Alberta.” says Tom Hulit, Museum Technician at the Esplanade.
From Indigenous hunters to homesteaders, from trophy hunters to hipsters, the variety of hunters ranges from many different lifestyles. Hunting has played an important part in many aspects of our history and culture.
For example, for Indigenous hunters the practice of hunting is part of who they are. Efforts are being made to revive this way of life with the Buffalo Treaty taking a new direction towards wildlife management and wildlife conservations for the modern day hunters.
Also, many conservations organizations have been founded and supported by hunters. The Alberta Hunter Education Instructor’s Association has helped 1.5 million students complete their courses on firearms safety and hunter education. This shows that hunting and conservation can work together.
Moreover, Authors and artists have been deeply influenced by nature. This exhibit will include items from well-known individuals including John Ware and Bing Crosby.
The Hunt will be on display in the Heritage Gallery until November 3. Join us for the Opening Reception this Saturday at 7:00 PM.
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