Carving Up History

Carving Up History

Summer has sprung and the Hanna Museum is open once again and ready to get rolling again with our Tuesday Teas, special events, and regular tours!

Starting on Tuesday the 9th of July at 2:00pm, the Tuesday Tea on the Ranch House will be resuming. Stop by for some tea and treats and enjoy some recountings of Hanna’s pioneer days!

The museum’s website (hannamuseum.ca) has been revised and now features updated photographs, our other social media links, History Alive 2019 articles, and an events calendar for the months of July and August. If you’re looking for information on buildings, opening and closing times, or previous History Alive articles, don’t worry. That information is on the website as well. 

Speaking of information, here’s your weekly historical tidbit. Hanna has seen its fair share of ranchers throughout it’s time and Levi Kennedy is no exception. Kennedy was raised on his father’s homestead in the Hanna district where, as a young boy, he took a liking to the hobby of carving. As he grew up, Kennedy honed his skills as a horseman and cowboy, and rode in many of his local stampedes. As an adult he was employed at the K&B Ranch and created plenty of carvings, several of which can be found in the museums main building. Kennedy passed away in his 80s but the carvings he created will continue to live on and be cherished in homes across Western Canada.

Coming up, the museum will be hosting the second Tuesday Tea on the 10th. As usual, our doors are open from 10 to 5 so pop by for a tour! That sums up this article so until next time, make history!