Igniting Minds! Launch

November 27, 2014

Medicine Hat’s Honour Rolls of the First World War

November 5, 2014 - January 3, 2015

Shirley Brown: Birds: The Apocalypse

Deborah Forbes: The Princess and The Plesiosaur

Online Bookings Now Available!

Medicine Hat’s War, 1914-1918

August 4, 2014 - April 12, 2015

The Barra MacNeils

November 26, 2014

Big Sugar

February 20, 2015

Performances

The Barra MacNeils

November 26, 2014

One of the most beloved concerts on the seasonal circuit, the Barra MacNeils Christmas shows always feature a highly entertaining brand of traditional seasonal fare mixed with entertaining stories and new musical twists; stamped with their lush harmonies and intricate instrumental stylings. Read More

The Nutcracker

November 28, 2014 - November 30, 2014

Bring your family and start your Christmas with joy and wonder, for the presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic fairy tale-ballet, The Nutcracker. Read More

The Trews

December 2, 2014

It’s been another successful year for The Trews, who now tally 15 Top 10 radio hits, including their first single off the new album “What’s Fair Is Fair,” which reached #2 at Active Rock radio. Read More

Medicine Hat School of Performing Arts Christmas Extravaganza

December 7, 2014

Bring the kids, mom and pop, and the grandparents! Let them discover that Medicine Hat is full of wonderfully talented young people! Read More

Frank Mills

December 10, 2014

Internationally known pianist Frank Mills shines his musical light once again as he returns to the stage with: “An Intimate Evening with Frank Mills” Read More

Deck The Halls

December 13, 2014

Don't miss this seasonal concert as Bill Wahl and The Medicine Hat Concert Band Society "Deck the Halls" with an evening of holiday music Read More

Exhibitions

Shirley Brown: Birds: The Apocalypse

October 18, 2014 - December 6, 2014

In 1996 rural Manitoba artist Shirley Brown found 29 bird skeletons in the old cook stove of her parent's abandoned home. After paintings and drawings which pictured the birds as ancient beings from a lost civilization, Brown imagined the culture in which they may have lived, creating a whimsical contemporary museum display, maps and remnants of ‘armies’ from the bird civilization’s final apocalypse, as well as ossuaries and burial boxes. Read More

Deborah Forbes: The Princess and The Plesiosaur

October 18, 2014 - December 6, 2014

This Fall, Deborah Forbes’ small steel figures in classic ‘princess’ dresses made of lace, crochet and tatting move through a constellation of light cast onto the darkened art gallery floor. Read More

Medicine Hat’s War, 1914-1918

August 4, 2014 - April 12, 2015

“Medicine Hat’s War 1914-1918” will open on Monday, August 4, 2014 the actual centenary of Britain’s, and therefore at the time Canada’s, declaration of war. Read More

Medicine Hat’s Honour Rolls of the First World War

November 5, 2014 - January 3, 2015

In this Esplanade Archives Vignette, explore the Rolls of Honour which include the names of most of the men and women who served from Medicine Hat during the First World War. Read More

Events & Programs

Archives Reference Services

Access the records and photos of many early industries, organizations, families and more from our area. Read More

A Creative Encounter with The Princess and the Plesiosaur

December 6, 2014

Kindle your creativity and delve into the mysteries, motivations and meanings of contemporary art in this full day workshop with artist and educator Deborah Forbes. Read More

Igniting Minds! Launch

November 27, 2014

Join us during Midnight Madness in Downtown Medicine Hat, to officially launch Igniting Minds! for 2014, and the next 2 years. For the occasion, families and the media are invited to take part in a seasonal craft activity in the Esplanade Discovery Centre. Read More