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Rural Heritage Very Much Alive through Living Histories Presentation

Post Date:07/23/2019 10:00 AM

Medicine Hat - Through July and August, the Historical Society of Medicine Hat and District, along with the Archives through the Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre, have partnered to share five Living History interviews, with focus on rural and ranching life.

The first video, an interview with Dave Spencer, was screened Saturday, July 6.

Upcoming screenings include:

  • Marilyn Burk and Everett Burk on Saturday, July 27
  • Don McLennon on Saturday, August 17
  • Gena Lacoste on Saturday, August 24
  • Doug Ellis on Saturday, August 31

“It is incredibly important for the stories of our rural heritage to be recorded, shared and preserved, because farming and ranching have been, and continue to be, pivotal to the identity, as well as the economic and social life of our community,” said Philip Pype, Archivist.

All presentations begin at 1:00 pm in the Studio Theatre at the Esplanade, and are free.

These videos were recorded by the Historical Society with support from the Alberta Lottery Fund. Copies of these histories will be deposited in the Esplanade Archives for current and future generations.


For further information, please contact
Laurel Schlaht
Historical Society of Medicine Hat and District

Jennifer Utrera Barrientos
Assistant Archivist
City of Medicine Hat
(403) 502-8582

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