Calgary’s queer history, historical and contemporary gender roles, and feminine identity will be creatively explored and celebrated at Lougheed House in Roar: Exploring Queer History and Gender Identity, an 11-week festival comprised of two museum exhibits and 11 immersive programs and parties from March 28 – June 9, 2019.
Roar: Exploring Queer History and Gender Identity, will bring new perspectives and stories to Lougheed House via our collaboration with Calgary Pride, Big Kitty Crew and Calgary Queer Arts Society.
Lougheed House is a hub of cultural happenings and programs in the heart of Calgary’s Beltline community. A National and Provincial Historic Site and Museum located on our original 2.8 acres, our 14,000 square-foot sandstone prairie mansion was completed in 1891 by Senator James Lougheed and his wife Lady Isabella. It remains one of the finest residences in Canada’s Northwest and was the political and social hub of a fast-growing Calgary from 1891-1936. We offer spectacular flower & vegetable gardens (free and accessible 24 hours) and indoors we offer (with paid admission) self-guided and guided tours, audio tours, historic interpreters (if booked in advance) and year-round revolving exhibits, concerts and happenings produced in partnership with our cultural collaborators.
Enjoy local, fresh and contemporary cuisine at The Restaurant and tour the garden sanctuary of peace and beauty in the heart of our city.
"If you like to tour old majestic homes then come here. If you like Political Science and history then come here. This place takes you back in time to Calgary at its most elegant."− via Trip Advisor
"A great old house filled with the history of Alberta. Similar to Rutherford House in Edmonton, a great place for a family trip back in time."− via Trip Advisor
"There once was a whole street of mansions similar to Lougheed house and this is the only one left! Sitting in the heart of the city in its own garden setting is a gem. Wonderful friendly and helpful staff."− via Trip Advisor