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 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.
On this page you will find the list of our Board of Directors, our Mission & Vision statements and Honour Roll recipients.
Friends of Medalta 2016-2017 Board of Directors
Dr. Linda Rossler – Chair
Mr. Dave Sherwood – Vice Chair
Mr. Drew Jackiw – Treasurer
Mr. James Parsons – Secretary
Mr. Harvey Fix – Director
Dr. Denise Henning- Director
Mr. Kevin Kurtz – Director
Mr. James Marshall – Director
Ms. Jaquelyn Penner – Director
Mr. Roger Sept – Director
Mr. Ron Webb – Director
Ald. Jamie McIntosh (City of Medicine Hat Council Representative)
Mr. Barry Finkelman – Executive Director
Mr. Aaron Nelson – Associate Director
Ms. Laurie Switzer – Finance and Human Resources Director
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 dedicated to developing the Historic Clay District as “A world-class cultural district with a heart of clay”.
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, and continue to extend 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.
James & Lorine Marshall
Bert Hargrave (posthumous)
Dan Taylor (posthumous)