This Saturday we are putting on our annual Easter event, Eggstravaganza. This is a family day where we offer about 10-15 crafts, egg dying, the Easter Bunny visits, opportunities to explore the exhibits, and different activites based on our theme - this year Treasures & Curiosities from Around the World.
We get about 800-1000 people into the museum for this event, but we don't presell tickets.
Much to my surprise, I have received numerous phone calls asking me if the event is already sold out.....hmmmm.....seems the rumour-mill is going full speed as the calls have come from far and near communities! How does one, with only 2 business days left before the event, ensure that this is cleared up? That people know that they can come and they just pay admission at the door and they get entry??
Well I do have an interview with Shaw TV tomorrow so I'll mention it then, but otherwise we have to hope that the media runs information about the event in the next few days so people understand that they can come, and they should - it promises to be a great time!
The other misconception with this event is that people come every year thinking it is a chocolate candy hunt. We stress that in much of our marketing, that it is in fact NOT that, but still we get a few disappointed families and children each year when they realize that we don't actually hand out much candy at all, as the focus is on time with the family and learning and trying new things at the museum......there are so many allergies and there are so many families that are sugar free that we try to respect that and focus on memories instead of cavities :)
Then, on the other hand, I am busy finalizing Taste of Downtown - a fun event that is the fundraiser that takes place during the Historic Lethbridge Festival and will be happening on May 5th. These tickets go on sale on Monday, one month before the event, and have typically sold out in a matter of days! In the case of that event, I tell people RUN, DON'T WALK to the Galt Museum early next week because people buy large quantities of these tickets. With only 200 available, they are gone quickly! So mark your calendar, tickets are still $20 each and we will sell out - you can buy them over the phone at 403-320-3954, with a credit card.
Next week I'll let the cat out of the bag and tell you who is participating in this year's Taste of Downtown -we have some old favourites and some new spots you'll want to check out! And of course, you'll learn about some of Lethbridge's oldest buildings and be able to look at them through new eyes as you realize the many purposes they have served!