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Nose Creek Valley History Tour

Nose Creek Valley History Tour

Education Tour

Overview history tour of the Nose Creek Valley.

• Perfect for schools, Girl Guide + Scout groups, daycares, and adults of all ages
• $5 per visitor; no fee for volunteers
• Tours are 1-1.5 hours long
• We recommend booking 2 weeks or more in advance
• To schedule a tour booking, contact us Monday to Wednesday, between 10:00am-4:00pm

Note:
• School tours are in alignment with Alberta Curriculum Guidelines
• School tours can be structured to reflect your classroom’s needs
• School tours are encouraged to book a meeting room for orientation, coat storage, and to have a place
for snacks and lunch. Theses rooms, based on availability, are provided at a discounted rate of $50

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In Depth Museum Tour

In Depth Museum Tour

Education Tour

An In depth tour, including all areas of the exhibition as well as hands on items!

• Perfect for schools, Girl Guide + Scout groups, daycares, and adults of all ages.
• $5 per visitor; no fee for volunteers
• 1.5-2.5 hours long
• We recommend booking 2 weeks or more in advance
• To schedule a tour booking, contact us Monday to Wednesday, between 10:00am-4:00pm

Note:
• School tours are in alignment with Alberta Curriculum Guidelines
• School tours can be structured to reflect your classroom’s needs
• School tours are encouraged to book a meeting room for orientation, coat storage, and to have a place
for snacks and lunch. Theses rooms, based on availability, are provided at a discounted rate of $50

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Museum Immersion

Museum Immersion

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Your students will spend two hours in the museum each day being immersed, topic by topic. Students can take their courses for Art, Music, ELA, and Social Studies in the museum. Tours can be structured to reflect a special focus of your choosing, even a scavenger hunt in the Gallery!

• Perfect for schools – Elementary and Middle school
• $5 per visitor; no fee for volunteers; $50 room rental for group meeting space
• 2 hours a day, 2-5 days
• We recommend booking 2 weeks or more in advance
• To schedule a tour booking, contact us Monday to Wednesday, between 10:00am-4:00pm

Note:
• School tours are in alignment with Alberta Curriculum Guidelines
• School tours can be structured to reflect your classroom’s needs
• School tours are encouraged to book a meeting room for orientation, coat storage, and to have a place
for snacks and lunch. Theses rooms, based on availability, are provided at a discounted rate of $50

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Travelling Trunk

Travelling Trunk

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We offer a Travelling Trunk program to the schools within the City of Airdrie and surrounding areas. The trunk contains various artifacts for your students to explore, discuss, and learn through hands-on active learning. Students can use the artefacts through the lens of the outcomes according to the Social Studies Program of Studies, Art, ELA, and Science.

• Perfect for schools – Elementary and Middle school
• Fee is $20 /week, plus a $100 refundable deposit
• Weekly rental
• We recommend booking two weeks or more in advance
• To schedule a booking, contact us Monday to Wednesday, between 10:00am-4:00pm

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Travelling Trunk for Seniors

Travelling Trunk for Seniors

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We offer a Travelling Trunk program to Senior Centres so they can take advantage of the hands-on exploration experience. The trunk contains various artefacts for you to explore and discuss.

• Perfect for Senior Centres and groups
• Fee is $20 /week, plus a $100 refundable deposit
• Weekly rental
• We recommend booking two weeks or more in advance
• To schedule a booking, contact us Monday to Wednesday, between 10:00am-4:00pm

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Senior Centre Museum Visits

Senior Centre Museum Visits

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Senior Centre Museum Visits – Senior Tour and Lunch – Groups can book a meeting room at the museum and bring their lunch. A guided tour can be arranged with your lunch afterwards. Please bring your own lunch.

• Perfect for Senior Centres and groups
• $5 per person + $50 room rental fee
• We recommend booking two weeks or more in advance
• To schedule a tour booking, contact us Monday to Wednesday, between 10:00am-4:00pm

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Junior Curators Program

Junior Curators Program

Education Program

Do you know a youth who is interested in museums, history, and artwork?

Nose Creek Valley Museum is actively seeking 10 people 12-17, to take part in our 2024, Junior Curator’s initiative. The program runs on the third Sunday of each month - January to May – from 1:00 to 3:00pm.

During these 5 sessions, participants will journey behind the museum façade to discover the nuances of artifact collection and preservation, as well as exhibit production.

The sessions are arranged as follows:

January 21, 2024 - Backstage Pass
• Our Junior Curators receive a private tour and a behind-the-scenes look at Nose Creek Valley Museum’s more than 25,000 artefacts.

February 18, 2024 - Artefact 101
• Our Junior Curators walk through the lifecycle of an artefact – accession, catalogue, display, and the circumstances under which a museum will deaccession an artefact.

March 19, 2024 - Surf and Search
• Junior curators discover what each artefact has to offer and how it fits with the rest of our collection. What stories will each piece help us share?

April 21, 2024 - Activate Your Audience
• Learn how museums decide which artefacts to display and which stories to tell. Community engagement is the key to any successful exhibit.

May 19, 2024 - The Glue
• Our Junior Curators put all of these pieces together to research, choose artefacts, tear down our previous exhibit, and finally construct our 2024 feature exhibit ‘Haunted Alberta’. The exhibit build will take place through the summer with opening night scheduled in October, 2024 (date to be announced).

Cost: nominal fee of $10/session to register.

For more information or to apply, please contact the Nose Creek Valley Museum at ncvm@telus.net

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Monthly Classes

Monthly Classes

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We are hosting a series of classes with our instructor, Carrie Allen for 2024!

Join us from 7:00 to 9:00pm on the second Wednesday of each month for an opportunity to try painting, calligraphy, bookbinding, carving… and so much more!

The monthly classes are an opportunity to get your crafty on and try something new - without having to invest in all the tools and materials yourself!

We are so excited about these classes and would love to see you there!

Please watch our website or join our Facebook Group: ‘Nose Creek Valley Museum – community events’ to keep up with everything we have going on this year.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Events

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Car Boot Sale and Flea Market

Car Boot Sale and Flea Market

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It's another Car Boot and Flea Market Sale!

Date: June 15, 2024
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Nose Creek Valley Museum

Visit us on June 15 to find your newest treasure!

Spaces available outside in the parking lot for those with vehicles; limited spaces available inside for those without vehicles.

For more information, email ncvmcarboot@gmail.com

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Creative Illumination - 2024

Creative Illumination - 2024

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Calling all crafters, artists, and creatives! Nose Creek Valley Museum would love to partner with you in a fundraising endeavour to grow your audience!

Upon expression of interest, we will provide you with a small, plaster tealight holder. You then use the holder as a blank canvas, working your artistic/crafty magic! Once completed, and before noon, February 12th, you return your finished tealight holder to the museum.

Each finished piece will be photographed and posted in the Facebook group, 'Nose Creek Valley Museum – Community Events’. All tealight holders will be arranged for public display at Airdrie City Hall.

This event is not limited to professional artists! If you are creative and would like to try your hand at exhibiting your work, we would love to partner with you! There is no age limit, but you must live in Alberta to participate. Numbers are limited!

Should you or someone you know wish to participate, please reach out to Nose Creek Valley Museum.

Bidding starts February 20 and closes at 4:00 pm on Saturday, March 16. The highest bid on each tealight holder at that time will purchase the tealight holder. 50% of the proceeds will go to the museum, and 50% will go to the designer. Payment must be received by Nose Creek Valley Museum by noon on Friday, March 22. If payment is not received at that time, we will move to the next bidder.

There are three ways you can submit your bids:

1. Through our Facebook group: Nose Creek Valley Museum - Community Events
2. In person at the Nose Creek Valley Museum
3. Email us at Ncvm.events@gmail.com

For updates, click on the ‘More Information’ link below to follow us on Facebook, or visit us in person at the Nose Creek Valley Museum.

On Sunday, March 23rd, we will hold a ‘meet the artist’ afternoon at the Nose Creek Valley Museum, where winning bidders will be able to collect their pieces and meet the artists. Everyone is welcome to join!

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Car Boot Sale and Flea Market

Car Boot Sale and Flea Market

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Date: August 26, 2023
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Nose Creek Valley Museum

It's a Car Boot and Flea Market Sale!

Visit us on August 26 to find your newest treasure!

Spaces available outside in the parking lot for those with vehicles; limited spaces available inside for those without vehicles.

For more information, email ncvmcarboot@gmail.com

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Car Boot Sale and Flea Market

Car Boot Sale and Flea Market

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Date: July 22, 2023
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Nose Creek Valley Museum

It's a Car Boot and Flea Market Sale!

Visit us on July 22 to find your newest treasure!

Spaces available outside in the parking lot for those with vehicles; limited spaces available inside for those without vehicles.

For more information, email ncvmcarboot@gmail.com

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Car Boot Sale and Flea Market

Car Boot Sale and Flea Market

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Date: June 24, 2023
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Location: Nose Creek Valley Museum

It's a Car Boot/Flea Market Sale!

Visit us on June 24 to find your newest treasure!

Spaces available outside in the parking lot for those with vehicles, limited spaces available inside for those without vehicles.
For more information, email ncvmcarboot@gmail.com, or register through the following link:

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A Victorian Skating Party

A Victorian Skating Party

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Nose Creek Valley Museum and the Airdrie Festival of Lights is hosting an old fashioned skating party! The Victorian Society of Alberta will be joining us in period clothing to skate some laps around the pond. Come join us and bring your skates, or visit the Skate Shack onsite for free rentals. The first 250 people will receive a free hot chocolate!

Date: December 3, 2022
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Nose Creek Park
Sponsored by the City of Airdrie

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