“WORKS OF ART: CHERISHED MEMORIES OF A FATHER’S CAREER”
Paintings by Alice Macredie
The Revelstoke Railway Museum is pleased to announce the opening on June 24, 2021 of a new exhibit, “Works of Art: Cherished Memories of a Father’s Career”, created by ExpoRail in Montreal and funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, Museum Assistance Program, and the Province of British Columbia’s Resort Municipality Funding Program.
The exhibit features over two dozen paintings by Alice Macredie of major railway construction projects in which her father played a pivotal role. Macredie’s father, James Macredie, was a CPR District Engineer whose career highlights included construction of the Lethbridge Viaduct (Lethbridge), Connaught Tunnel (Rogers Pass), Bassano Dam (Bassano) and South Saskatchewan River Bridge (Edmonton). Alice Macredie’s paintings, done in the 1970s, combine her talent and memories to capture the people who worked on these projects, the hard work they invested in Canada’s railway, and the landscapes they traversed in order to complete their feats of engineering.
The exhibit will be displayed in the Museum’s mezzanine level until December 31, 2021.