The Friends of Medalta Society is dedicated to developing the Historic Clay District as “A world-class cultural district with a heart of clay”.
The Friends of Medalta Society (the “Society”) fosters an understanding and appreciation of the Medicine Hat Clay Industries National Historic District (known as the “Historic Clay District”), its importance in the development of Medicine Hat, and its impact across Canada through collection, preservation, exhibition and interpretation.
The Friends of Medalta Society is a not-for-profit organization established in 1986 which is dedicated to the restoration and development of Medalta Potteries National Historic Site and the 150 acre Historic Clay District as a world-class artistic and cultural hub. Within the District are the historic Medicine Hat Potteries, Hycroft China Provincial Historic Resource, the Medicine Hat Brick and Tile Provincial Historic Resource and the National Porcelain Site. Together, Medicine Hat’s clay industries formed one of Western Canada’s earliest and largest industries.
Human Resource & Finance Director
Customer Experience & Sales Coordinator
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Friends of Medalta Society
Dr. Linda Rossler
Mr. Ron Webb
Mr. Drew Jackiw
Mr. James Parsons
Ald. Jamie McIntosh
Mr. Aaron Nelson
Ms. Kimberly Knight
Mr. Roger Sept
Mr. Harvey Fix
Mr. Randy Lehr
Dr. Dennis Schneider
Dr. Denise Henning
Ms. Laurie Switzer
Finance and Human Resources Director & Recording Secretary
Honour Roll recipients have made significant contributions to the Friends of Medalta Society. Many of the Founding Committee members continue to offer their services as advisors and volunteers for the society, as do many retired members of the Board of Directors. Volunteers are selected for the extraordinary effort they have extended to the society’s various programs, and staff are chosen for their selfless dedication and perseverance in achieving the goals of the Historic Clay District.
Bert Hargrave (posthumous)
Dan Taylor (posthumous)