Brick by Brick: A Hands-On Journey Through Medicine Hat Brick & Tile in Historic Clay District
Step back in time to one of Alberta’s oldest industrial sites on June 17th, 2023! The Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Factory (aka I-XL Industries) provided some of the most powerful building blocks of the Badlands: bricks, jobs, and stories. This exclusive experience will take visitors through the factory and its vibrant 130-year history.
This ticketed event is limited to 25 participants and will last for 4 hours. Our objective is to enhance your connection to local culture and history, engage with the community, and gauge interest in future activities of a similar nature.
The event will start at 9:00 AM at the MHBT (I-XL) site. Participants will learn how soft mud bricks are made by making one themselves. You will also get a tour of the MHBT factory from Al Dilman and Malcolm Sissons, who will share their knowledge and expertise on the history of the site. Lunch will be provided, and everything will be done by 1:00 PM.
– Take home your brick at the end of the event
– Take home a surprise Medalta-themed gift
– A lunch (more details to come soon)
– A guided tour of the Medicine Hat Brick & Tile Factory
Please come dressed for the weather outside, as well as inside the factory, and wear sturdy footwear for uneven ground inside the factory. We will need to know about any dietary restrictions in advance. We will update you on this information closer to the event date.
9:00 – 9:15 AM: Introductions, brief guests on ablutions, and schedule.
9:15 – 9:30 AM: Mix mud.
9:30 – 10:00 AM: Half of the group makes soft mud bricks, while the other half makes pressed bricks.
10:00 – 12:00 PM: Tour of the MHBT site, led by Al Dilman, supported by Malcolm Sissons, and Mike Shepherding.
12:00 – 1:00 PM: Lunch.
612 Porcelain Ave SE, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 8S4
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn about the rich history of the MHBT site and connect with your community. Reserve your ticket now to secure your spot!