Visitors to the Discovery Hall at the Galt Museum & Archives can listen to “Elliott and Mabel Galt” tell the story of the region, before flying over the prairie, river valleys and mountains in a purple airplane. After watching a movie in the Street Car theatre, guests walk through a coal mine and then sit in the Kainai Arbour to play the drum and watch powwow dancers perform. These symbols, found in the permanent exhibit of Discovery Hall at the Galt Museum & Archives, represent diverse aspects of the human history of southwestern Alberta.
The lure of adventure, of wealth, of sanctuary, of starting a new life brought people to southern Alberta. Ranchers were drawn by the open spaces, their cowboys by a life outdoors. Homesteaders seized the offer of free land or purchased irrigated land. Businessmen could see the demand for their goods. Contributions from many people shaped our communities and added vibrancy to our economy, art and culture.
The Youth Exhibition Board, formed in the spring of 1969 planned a wide range of youth activities for the summer event that has grown into what we now know as Whoop-Up Days.
On Tuesday August 22 at 11:30 am, don your western wear and join the businesses of Scenic Plaza at our annual Whoop-Up Days fundraiser. Enjoy beef-on-a-bun, beans and a pop, entertainment, face painting and a whoop-up good time! This special event is sponsored by CBI Health Group, Galt Museum & Archives, Green Acres Foundation, Johnson Insurance and Servus Credit Union.