2015 ALES Museum Tour

20151005_Ales_MuseumAgriculture, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) Museum tour

October 5, 2015 from 4-6pm

After spending over 40 years as an animal technician at the University of Alberta’s Edmonton Research Station on South Campus, Jack Francis decided that a museum was needed to preserve and showcase the agricultural research history and work at the University of Alberta and throughout the province. Through a letter to the dean of ALES 15 years ago Jack’s project came to life: the Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) museum.

Today, the museum is home to 400 artifacts that Jack has proudly collected and restored. Jack witnessed many research advances and innovations throughout his career at the Research Station and felt it was necessary to document it and preserve this part of the province’s history for future generations.  From a 1916 buggy that Jack restored to X-ray machines and other animal handling equipment, the museum honours the work of U of A agricultural researchers and Alberta farmers through the thoughtful exhibits of equipment and innovations that advanced the industry of animal research and farming techniques in the province.

Join Jack Francis and the Friends of the University for a tour of the ALES Museum on Monday, October 5, 2015 from 4-6pm.  The museum is located in the old barn at South Campus, just north of the Saville Community Sports Centre (6647 – 118 Street) and parking is available. We will be meeting at the museum at 3:45pm and the tour will start at 4pm.

This is a free event; however registration is required as space is limited to 25 people.  Please register via an email to friendsofualberta@gmail.com.  You will receive an email confirming your registration. Once maximum registration is reached, we will take waiting list names to advise of a second potential date once available.