Prairie Persuasion: Communication and Propaganda in Southern Alberta 1860 -1950


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Hours of Operation

  • Monday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Upcoming Alternate Hours

  • Monday, Mar 25 2024

    Open

  • Monday, Apr 01 2024

    Open for Easter Monday

  • Tuesday, May 07 2024

    Closed

  • Tuesday, Mar 19 2024

    Closed

Open for some holiday Mondays.

Exhibit Details

Area

Gasoline Alley Museum

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Category

Temporary Exhibit

Guest Amenities

  • Washroom
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Discover the History of Propaganda in Southern Alberta

About the Exhibit

Only Available Until Aug. 27!

Join us for the newest temporary exhibit in Gasoline Alley Museum, Prairie Persuasion: Communication and Propaganda in Southern Alberta! Propaganda was everywhere in southern Alberta, beginning in the 1860s. It brought settlers and tourists to the province, helped form community groups, enlisted troops for war efforts and opened doors for fake remedies and advertisements.

There is also a darker side to propaganda, one which was aimed at different groups of people using discrimination and violence. Propaganda changed the shape of society as we know it today. Discover the power of propaganda for yourself, while you can, by visiting this new, temporary exhibit in Gasoline Alley Museum. Buy tickets today!

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Photo Credit: “Colorado settlers arriving by special train in Bassano, Alberta.”, 1914-03, (CU1157614) by Unknown. Courtesy of Glenbow Library and Archives Collection, Libraries and Cultural Resources Digital Collections, University of Calgary.

"Colorado settlers arriving by special train in Bassano, Alberta.", 1914-03, (CU1157614) by Unknown. Courtesy of Glenbow Library and Archives Collection, Libraries and Cultural Resources Digital Collections, University of Calgary.
"Station at De Winton, Alberta.", [ca. 1910s], (CU1123210) by Unknown. Courtesy of Glenbow Library and Archives Collection, Libraries and Cultural Resources Digital Collections, University of Calgary.

Additional Information

Location: Gasoline Alley Museum

Times

  • Open from May 13 – Aug. 27, 2023
  • Open daily, 10 am – 5 pm

Price: Included with Historical Village admission.

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Photo Credit: “Station at De Winton, Alberta.”, [ca. 1910s], (CU1123210) by Unknown. Courtesy of Glenbow Library and Archives Collection, Libraries and Cultural Resources Digital Collections, University of Calgary.

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