History of local media exhibit at Galt Museum

Thanks to a a fourth-year student in the Art History/Museum Studies department within the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lethbridge, a new exhibit highlighting the history of Lethbridge media has been unveiled. Cass Williamson helped create the exhibit that features the history of early newspapers in our city to the eventual leap to television. One of the more interesting pieces on display is a hand-made radio transmitter.

“So, that’s like a really unique thing to see because you can really see that handmade quality of it. You know, like a lot of technological equipment that we use today is off the shelf and very slick. To see stuff that’s not rudimentary, but like, you can tell that someone put a lot of love and care into building it, objects like that really have a unique character that’s pretty cool.”

The exhibit will now be on permanent display in the Discovery Hall at the Galt Museum and Archives.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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