Due to Covid-19 the Regina Ecomuseum's AGM will now take place using Zoom. The AGM is proceeding on Wednesday, April 22 at 5:30pm. To ensure adequate security using Zoom, anyone wanting to particpate will require an invitation to attend. To obtain an invite, simply email: 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.