|New exhibits at the museum|
|Local Content - Community blogs|
|Written by Karen Ingram, museum co-ordinator|
|Tuesday, 11 October 2011 15:33|
Karen Ingram - museum manager
Are you a teacher or youth group leader?Â Have your students or members always used a computer?Â If you can answer yes to both of these; the new exhibits at the Taber Irrigation Impact Museum will be of interest to you.
We have changed our exhibits for the fall and highlighting the equipment used in the offices of the past.Â The typewriter, adding machine, cash registers, telephones, date stamps and pricing stamps of the past can be used to stimulate a conversation about how business equipment has changed.Â Most of our youth have never seen these items and definitely never used them.The exhibits will get you thinking about the time when women could look forward to being a nurse, a teacher or a secretary and only until they married, at which time, they were expected to quit work and be a homemaker and mother.This exhibit shares information with you as to the historical background of some Taber Businesses.Â There is memorabilia from Southern Farm Sales and Service, a local optometrist, Taber Transport, Lucerne Foods and others.We offer information about the days when Taber was known as Tank 77 and was just a water stop for the C.P.R.Â Coal mining was also part of our past and we will discuss this with your group and then take them up to date with a discussion about irrigation and how Taber was changed with water. Our hours have changed for the winter and we are open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00a.m. â€“ 4:00p.m.Â Often closed over the lunch hour and occasionally closed for outside meetings so call ahead to arrange a visit for your group.Â If our regular hours do not fit within your schedule, after hour tours can be arranged by talking to Karen.Â Call during regular hours: 403-223-5708.