The Lougheed House Blog

Calgary’s Great Fire

October 27, 2020

Written by Caroline Loewen   The November 6, 1886 edition of the Calgary Weekly Herald called for “an effective system of fire suppression […] required without delay”. The writer mused…

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Calgary’s Métis History

October 22, 2020

Written by Caroline Loewen   Isabella Hardisty was born in Deninu Kué, ‘moose island place,’ a trading post on the southern shore of Great Slave Lake, also called Fort Resolution.…

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The Story of Charles Daniels

October 20, 2020

Written by Caroline Loewen Charles Daniels worked for the Canadian Pacific Railway during the early 20th century as an inspector for porters. At the time, one of the few jobs…

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Ten questions with Jane Reksten, our new Lougheed House Head Gardener

July 21, 2020

1. You’ve been Manager of Olds College’s 15 acres of botanic gardens & greenhouses for over 8 years. Tell us about that place. I was a student at Olds College…

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