The Civic Museum of Regina and the Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame are partnering to celebrate Women's History Month this October through a variety of exciting initiatives that will engage the community with Saskatchewan Women in Sports.
We hope to turn the entire city into a museum for the month of October by creating pop-up displays in different locations around town. Our professional curatorial staff will work with businesses and community groups to curate existing spaces in a way that highlights Saskatchewan's incredible sportswomen and showcases different organizations' own connection to the sports community. Spaces can be non-traditional, but should be open to the public for some portion of the day. Visitors will be able to find and visit these museum sites through a special guide provided by the Civic Museum of Regina and Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.
If you are interested in being a part of this program please email Gillian Barker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Albert Street Bridge Baluster
The Albert Street Bridge was built as a memorial to the fallen soldiers of WW1. Built at the cost of $250,000, it provided work at the beginning of the Depression for more than 1000 unskilled labourers at 45 cents per hour who would have otherwise been unemployed. The bridge was opened November 19, 1930 by Premier J.T.M. Anderson with 10,000 people in attendance.
To save them for posterity, the City of Regina donated 2 balusters to the museum in 1987.
The discovery of King Tut’s Tomb in 1923 caused a worldwide craze for Egyptian symbols. Two of those symbols, the lotus flower and the papyrus plant, are part of the bridge’s balusters and lamp post.