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City of Calgary Archives exhibits

The City of Calgary Archives regularly prepares exhibits for enjoyment and education. The exhibits explore various activities and themes related to Calgary. Full exhibits are displayed in the Municipal Building’s atrium. A digital representation of both current and past exhibits are available below.


Calgary Hosts Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II has been to Calgary five times between 1951 and 2005. Calgarians have always been excited to greet and host this Royal Visitor as you will see in this photographic tour, Queen Elizabeth II and Calgary's Royal Connection.

Valentine's Day: Searching for a lonely prairie bachelor

City of Calgary Archives holds historical mystery of the heart.

It’s a long way from mayor to matchmaker, but in 1921, that’s just what City of Calgary Mayor Samual Adams found himself tasked with doing.

Mayor's Office Exhibit

The Mayor’s Office, inside of Calgary's Historic City Hall, contains a display cabinet that showcases various gifts that have been given to the City and the Mayor throughout Calgary’s history. These artifacts represent the strong ties between Calgarians and the City.

Clean and Cool Running Water

When Calgary became a Town in 1884, river water was used for washing. if you didn’t have a well, fresh drinking water could be delivered to your door for a whopping 25 cents a barrel! Discover how The City became involved in the provision of a safe water supply to its residents. Now clean and cool running water is found with the simple turn of a tap.​

Remembering 16 Days of Glory Days

​A photographic gallery of the XV Olympic Winter Games held in Calgary in 1988.