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The Galt is well respected in Alberta's museum community, has a growing national profile and is committed to international museum standards.
The Archives contain an extensive collection of information on the human history of Lethbridge and Southwestern Alberta.
Today, the museum cares for well over 17,000 artifacts and 600,000 archival documents and photographs. These collections continue to grow.
The history of Lethbridge and southwest Alberta can be explored through the Galt's rotating world-class exhibitions, special events and school and weekend programs. The Galt Museum Store offers visitors a selection of historic publications and other unique local and retro gifts.
Volunteers donate their time and talents to enhance the work of twelve full-time and ten part-time staff.
The Galt Museum & Archives engages and educates our communities in the human history of southwestern Alberta by preserving and sharing collections, stories and memories that define our collective identity and guide our future.
The Galt Museum & Archives is a vibrant gathering place that meets historical, cultural and educational needs.
We treasure and protect the stories, objects, memories and relationships of our communities
We advocate for history, culture and historical education
Creativity and Innovation
We thrive on challenge, ingenuity and improvement
We believe in and foster life long learning
Integrity and Authenticity
We are open, honest and respectful
We ensure the authenticity of our collections, exhibits, education and programs
Teamwork and Co-operation
We encourage diversity of opinion
We find merit in collaboration and partnerships
We believe that with dedication, passion and commitment we strive for our best performance
We respect the skills and expertise of others and cherish diversity.