Step Right Up


July 20, 2019 - October 5, 2019

Lights flashing, motors whirring, food scents wafting through the air. . . A hawker shouts, “Step right up!” and you are back in time with the fun of midways, fairs and carnivals in the Hat.

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2019 Living History Presentation Series


July 6, 2019 - August 31, 2019

Again this year, the Esplanade Archives in collaboration with the Historical Society of Medicine Hat and District present Living History Presentation Series. A series of video interviews of people who make a difference in our community.

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Planes & Pilots


May 4, 2019

Join the ranks of the Esplanade Flight School for the afternoon where you will pass admission tests and have a blast experimenting with PRAXIS as you get a crash course in aviation science!

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In The Air


March 9, 2019 - July 13, 2019

A bird on high in a blue, blue sky. Who can see this and not be enthralled by the wonder of flight? Hatters are no different.

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The Last Hangman


July 24, 2018

The previously untold story of Canada’s second-largest mass hanging which involved four Nazi POWs, a pedophile child murderer, and Canada’s last (un)official hangman.

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Boomtown Bash


November 1, 2017

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY, get inside information about Medicine Hat’s prosperous boom industries directly from our Archivist Philip Pype, with a mural-sized historical panorama that offers a window through time.

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Boom Industry


September 30, 2017 - January 13, 2018

In 1913 Medicine Hat was booming. With an economy fueled by world-wide optimism and a supply of natural gas that seemed limitless, the Flats became one of western Canada’s most significant industrial hubs. 

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Force of Nature


January 27, 2018 - May 26, 2018

Climate is expected, weather is not. Expect the unexpected while exploring striking images of Medicine Hat’s extreme weather events.

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