The Lougheed House Blog

Welcoming Naomi Grattan as Lougheed House’s new Executive Director

June 18, 2022

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Naomi Grattan to the position of Executive Director, Lougheed House, beginning June 13, 2022. With…

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Settler Colonial Men’s Social Clubs in Early Calgary

June 13, 2022
Membership certificate. Border has a banner with a horse and cow on either side. Bottom has a portrait of a buffalo. Text reads "Certificate of Membership" and then space to fill the name. Behind the text is an image of a cowboy. Below the text is a sketch of a covered wagon.

Written by Kay Burns The first two posts of this blog series (see links below), which looked at early Calgary communities and social organizations in relation to Chinese and Black…

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Racism and Resistance: Early Black History in Calgary and Alberta

March 21, 2022

This blog post is the second in a series that reference the formation of various communities and social groups within early Calgary. The first in the series can be found…

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We are pleased to announce our new Interim Executive Director

February 28, 2022

Lougheed House is pleased to announce that Sandra Morton Weizman, a highly regarded and deeply experienced Calgary based heritage consultant, has accepted the position of Interim Executive Director of Lougheed…

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Hello…and farewell.

February 28, 2022

Hello…and farewell. After more than eight incredible years of growing Lougheed House National and Provincial Historic Site with and for the community, l am leaving my position as Executive Director…

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Early Calgary’s Chinese Community and Chinese Freemasons

February 1, 2022
Big group photo of about 50 people in front of building that says "Chinese Mission" above their heads. Black and white.

As part of our ongoing research for the new permanent gallery and visitor experience Lougheed House Re-Imagined, Lougheed House is exploring the role that settler colonialism played in Calgary’s early…

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Thanks to what you did for us, we can do more for Calgary.

January 20, 2022

This past holiday season, thank you for volunteering your time and for liking and sharing Lougheed House’s social media posts, for purchasing Spirit of Christmas raffle tickets and for donating…

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Of Victorian Monsters and Ghoulish Men: A (Brief) History of Halloween

October 27, 2021

Written by Erin Benedictson Halloween in the 21st century summons up images of a cool fall evening, trick-or-treaters travelling from door to door in search of sugary confections, and spooky…

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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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