October 2014 - Lougheed House

Doors Open YYC and Alberta Culture Days Sept. 26th – 28th, 2014

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We had a wonderful time here at the House during Alberta Culture Days and Doors Open YYC 2014. Our Behind the Scenes tours gave visitors a sneak peak into what goes on in our archives and how the House today has changed over the years. Musical performances by Alex Boiselle, Lisa Anderson and the Calypso Steel Band wowed. We were also lucky enough to host mural making with Dean Stanton, Matt Hiltermann’s Metis sash making workshops, Leah Donald’s needle felting demonstrations and storytelling by Karen Gummo. If you missed this year’s event, take a look at some of the highlights and be sure to join us in 2015!

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Curator Ian Rogan gave tours of our archives and provided a glance at treasures like the Lougheed family Bible.

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Lead Interpreter Jessica Wiklendt was on hand to answer questions about House history.

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Matt Hiltermann guided colorful Metis sash making workshops.

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Dean Staton prepped murals to be painted by visitors in bright colors.

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Rustick Designs displayed their refurbished creations.

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Leah Donald was hard at work demonstrating needle felting.

sept27karengummoKaren Gummo delighted and entertained with her tales of the Lougheeds from Lady Lougheed’s perspective.

DSCF0963The Antique Photobooth was a popular activity among visitors.