The LH Blog

Welcome to Lougheed House: Stories! Have you ever wanted to know more about the people who worked at Beaulieu, or get a glimpse into the back rooms of a museum? Ever wondered how an exhibit gets its start? 

In biweekly posts, find out about new research, what makes a historic house museum different than any other museum (and the challenges that come with it), sneak peeks into our current project, Lougheed House Reimagined, and so much more. Keep checking back or look for new posts on social media!  
 

Latest Posts

Dust Off Your Desk: An Insight into Lougheed House’s Collection

September 7, 2021
Side view of a dark wood Davenport desk. The top of the desk is slanted and on the side are four drawers.

Written by Vanessa Lamb, Lougheed House Summer Student An artifact’s physical presence is the manifestation of the history and perspectives attached to it. When we examine, display, and interact with…

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End of Summer Update from Kirstin Evenden, Executive Director

September 5, 2021
Woman wearing a yellow hat and pink face mask pointing at a sandstone building.

It has been a busy summer at Lougheed House and as we close out the season and anticipate fall, I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on Lougheed…

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This Land is Whose Land?

July 5, 2021

Written by Kay Burns As a Canadian born of immigrant parents, I have mindlessly gone about my daily living from a position of privilege and naïve ignorance when it comes…

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Ableism and Identity

June 14, 2021

Written by Ari Cubangbang, member of our Community Advisory Committee for Lougheed House Re-Imagined,  & Erin Benedictson “Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing…

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A Hidden Oasis in Calgary

May 31, 2021

Written by Erin Benedictson As we settle into the final day of May and the days of early June, the flowers and garden beds at Lougheed House are finally being…

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An Ugly Truth: Digging Through History to Understand the Present

May 18, 2021

Written by Harpreet Dhanjal, member of our Community Advisory Committee for Lougheed House Re-Imagined. May 7, 2008. It was yet another beautiful morning in a string of beautiful mornings – which…

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Métis and Census: Reading Between the Lines

May 4, 2021

Written by Matt Hiltermann, member of our Community Advisory Committee for Lougheed House Re-Imagined. According to Benedict Anderson, the census – along with the map and museum – has “profoundly…

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Our Shop is now online! Buy local artisan crafts, dining experiences and more!

April 22, 2021

We are excited to launch our new ecommerce site where you now have digital access to our Shop products, our Restaurant’s in-home dining experiences, and donation opportunities that will make…

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Q & A with Jordan Hamilton, Lougheed House’s Fund Development Manager

April 19, 2021

Our new Fund Development Manager, Jordan Hamilton, may already be known to many of you, due to his experience as an instrumental member of invaluable Calgary organizations like The Mustard…

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Stained Glass, Ahead by a Century

April 19, 2021
Distance shot of stained glass window featuring an elk or male deer in centre.

Written by Erin Benedictson If you have ever visited Lougheed House, you know that there are always fascinating things hiding around every corner. Some of the most striking features of…

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