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OPEN FOR YOU TO DISCOVER! The Alberta Legislature is an all-seasons destination. From lively summer festivals to celebrations during the holiday season the grounds are always a hub of activity. The Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre (located in the Edmonton Federal Building) also offers unique programs throughout the year.

All events are open to the public free of charge.

Visitor Centre

Thursdays to Be Discovered

Every Thursday at 6 p.m.

Join us in the Legislative Assembly Visitor Centre. Open for you to discover!

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HOME ECONOMICS: 150 YEARS OF CANADIAN HOOKED RUGS

Exhibition opening

No registration required.

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Home Economics explores the unique stories and histories that have informed hooked rugs in Canada, the highly recognizable forms of folk art with roots in 19th-century North America.

Featuring dozens of hooked rugs from the Textile Museum of Canada's rich archive of international material culture, the exhibition represents generations of artisanal entrepreneurship, women’s domestic and collective work, as well as rural development in Canada.

Visit the exhibition page for more information: Home Economics: 150 years of Canadian Hooked Rugs

MOVIE MAGIC

Valentine’s Day: The Princess Bride (1987)

Registration required.

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A fairy tale adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. He must find her after a long separation and save her. They must battle the evils of the mythical kingdom of Florin to be reunited with each other. Based on the William Goldman novel "The Princess Bride" which earned its own loyal audience.

Popcorn and juice will be available and you are welcome to bring your favourite movie snacks! Save the date. Please register for this event through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Note: This film will be projected on a single flat screen and not in the round.

ART DEMONSTRATION

Frit Painting

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St. Albert artist Kimberly Smith will demonstrate the frit painting technique she uses to create paper glass. This intricate process involves building layers of fine powdered glass using small funnels, sifters and scrapers. Kimberly will also demonstrate the application of fine silver leaf throughout the evening.

All ages are welcome. For more information, please contact Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or by email at visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

MOVIE MAGIC

Black History Month Film Screening

Registration required.

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Secret Alberta: The Former Life of Amber Valley - About 100 km North of Edmonton is Amber Valley, one of the first all-Black settlements in Canada. Arriving in 1909, the pioneers of this community battled the elements and racism to not only survive but thrive. (Duration: 12 minutes).

The Road Taken - The Road Taken documents the experiences of Blacks who worked as sleeping-car porters on Canada's major railways from the early 1900s through the 1960s. Interviews, archival photos, and memorable film footage of train travel combine with the music of noted Toronto jazz musician Joe Sealy, whose father was a porter, to reconstruct a fascinating history that might otherwise have been forgotten. (Duration: 52 minutes).

Popcorn and juice will be available and you are welcome to bring your favourite movie snacks! Please register for this event through Eventbrite or by contacting Visitor Services at 780.427.7362 or visitorinfo@assembly.ab.ca.

Note: This film will be projected on a single flat screen and not in the round.