DID YOU KNOW?Added: April 06, 2012
WHAT'S THIS? This is a frequent question for researchers at the historic Luxton Home Museum. After several years of searching the collections in the home, unusual items are still being found in the deep storage recesses of this modest semi-bungalow. During the 90 years the Luxton family lived in the home, they collected unusual items from many parts of the world. They were crowded into extensive storage areas, lining several of the rooms, the attic and the lower floor.
IN THE COMMUNITYAdded: April 06, 2012
The Luxton house is now an accredited museum open to the public from July 01 to September 02, from Friday to Sunday, 11:00am to 3:00pm. Private tours of the Luxton home and Garden are also available by appointment with the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Come visit the house and the gardens!
NEWS & UPDATES
Added: April 06, 2012
The Eleanor Luxton Historical foundation is proud to count among its trustees, George Colpitts. George is a University of Calgary associate professor in the Department of History where he specialises in Canadian environmental history, conservation and preservation policies, fur farming, discourse and textual analysis of fur trade documents and descriptions, First Nations history, the Canadian North, the fur trade in French and English Canada, Western Canadian History. Mr. Colpitts joined the Foundation in 2011.
FEATURED GRANTEE - BANFF INDIAN DAYS TREATISEAdded: April 09, 2012
Establishing the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation's scholarships at the Universities of Calgary and Alberta for work in the field of Western Canada history has yielded a variety of papers illuminating the history of our province.