The Esplanade Arts &Heritage Centre awaits your arrival.
beyond. And finally, a stop at the archives reveals an immense heritage through more than onemillion documents and photos. Some of them are exhibited as part of the Archives Vignette in the gallery foyer, presenting another chapter of the community’s story. During the week, the dedicated Archives Reading Room staff is more than willing to help you access your own story or connection to “the Hat”. The Esplanade is the perfect starting point to live the past, present and future of
culture in Medicine Hat. Explore the stories of the area’s collective past, check out local to international contemporary art, re- search family history, attend a theatre per- formance, bring children to an art program or simply enjoy the view from the rooftop terrace. From there, you can see the histor- ic Ewart Duggan House and Courthouse, City Hall, Finlay Bridge, and St. Patrick’s Church, and also Saamis; the shoreline escarpment which is the setting for the story of howMedicine Hat got its name.
The galleries are open Monday to Friday 10 AM to 5 PM and Saturday Noon to 5 PM. When holding tickets to a theatre performance, access to the gallery is complimentary.