April 06, 2012
After four years at the Whyte Museum the exhibition The Stuff of Legend: The Luxton Family in Banff and the Bow Valley and High Fashion in the Rockies has been taken down..
A virtual tour of the opening exhibit is still available. Click below...
We would like to thanks the staff, volunteers and board members of the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies for their help in this project to bring alive the story of one of the area's earliest and arguably most interesting pioneer families. The exhibition was a six years project. Two years in the making and four years in exhibition. A special thanks to Sandra Morton Weizman as project manager, and exhibition designer Sunniva Geuer, both of whom are known and respected throughout the museum community in Canada and help the Foundation achieve their objectives. Much research was done to authenticate details of the story. We are delighted that the Stoney people worked closely with us to develop their part of the story in their own words. The original exhibit opened in April 2008 and in November 2009 a new element was added that features a surprising collection of gorgeous dresses belonging to Georgina and Eleanor - the Luxton ladies.
Thank you to all visitors. You can now visit the Luxton House and gardens 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.