Some of our women members voiced concerns regarding the lack of emphasis at our museum on women’s contributions to the settlement of the prairies. Concerned members feared their generation was passing and much of their knowledge and experience would be lost. The group determined that they would like to renovate two rooms in the back of our historical Church in order to provide a place to meet, discuss, practice and teach these arts.
With the generous support of the New Horizons for Seniors Program, the Lethbridge Foundation, Heritage Acres Farm Museum and the fund raising efforts of the Heritage Arts group, this vision became a reality. On March 8th , 2019 a grand opening of the Heritage Arts facility was celebrated.
The Heritage Arts facility is hosted by volunteers every Thursday from 11:00 to 3:00. Take a lovely drive into the country. Stop for coffee or tea or bring a packed lunch and have a day out to work on your knitting, crocheting, embroidery, or other projects. Some sessions may have hosts who can lend a hand if you are having a problem with your project.