FEATURE - Luxton Historic Home

April 28, 2014

Luxton Historic Home

An Accredited Alberta Museum

OPEN: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holiday Mondays
11:00am - 3:00pm
May 30 to September 28, 2014

The Luxton house at 206 Beaver Street was built circa 1905 and was home to Banff's Luxton family for 90 years. Norman Luxton, Georgina McDougall Luxton and their daughter Eleanor all played important roles in the development and character of the Banff community.

This house is an example of a hipped roof folk home and shows Victorian style detailing in the decorative roof cresting. The rooms of the main floor boast high ceilings, and all ceilings and walls are finished with varnished Douglas fir.

Every room of the main floor offers a glimpse into Banff from the early 1900's through to the 1970's. The walls are covered with photos, artwork, beadwork and paintings. The shelves and tables are filled with artifacts. Every item is a reflection of the Luxton family life and values, and exemplifies their local connections through-out the beginning eras of Banff. Read more...

DID YOU KNOW?

April 2014

Did you know that the Luxton Home has a Historic Garden you can visit?

The Luxton Home Garden offers a rare opportunity to observe a residential pioneer garden as it evolved from 1906 to the 1960s, and matured from 1960 - 1980.

The garden's roots lay in the Arts and Crafts Movement's revival of the English Cottage Garden, and the Luxton Garden is one of only 2 or 3 originals in Western Canada.

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IN THE COMMUNITY

April 2014

Cultural Walking Tours: Banff has many distinctive, historical, and fascinating features that you can easily reach on foot starting anywhere in the downtown core.

Whether you enjoy visiting cultural places, seeing historic homes, or taking a stroll to learn more about the bison.

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EVENTS & UPDATES

April 2014

Community Events at the Luxton Home, Please join us!

  • Garden Party - July 27, 2014
  • Doors Open - August 10, 2014

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