Events & Updates


2016 Events

May 27 - Summer Open House begins
August 14 - Door Open Banff
September 30, October 01 & 02 - Aberta Culture Days (details of special events happening at the Luxton Home will be posted this summer)

 

New Board Member

January, 2015

We have a new board member!! Welcome Marjory Gibney to the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation. Her background in library sciences has already proven to be a huge assistance at the home where we have over 5000 books!

 

SpringstART Banff: Kickstart your senses. Music, Art, Culture

April 10 to 27, 2015

The Luxton Home will be open for touring during SpringstART, drop by these days: Saturday, April 18 - Noon to 3:00pm, and Saturday, April 25 - Noon to 3:00pm.

Click here for more information on the SpringstART festival.

 

Annual Garden Party

August 9, 2015, from 2:00-4:00pm

Luxton Gardens August

The Luxton Garden Party is an annual event and open to the public. It allows us the opportunity to share news of what we are currently working on or towards, and it allows time to enjoy one of the Luxton Home's shining features - the glorious garden. On that day we will formally present the garden bench dedication in memory of Ralphine Locke.

Join us in the garden and enjoy fine teas in china tea cups, cakes and dainties, and live music. Visit with the board members of the ELHF and with locals in the Banff community.

The event runs rain or shine.



 

Annual Doors Open BANFF

August 9, 2015, from 1:00-4:00pm

Doors Open Banff is an annual event held on the second weekend in August. For one day only, the public is invited to explore and experience the rich history of Banff through the doors of some of its finest heritage buildings - some normally closed to the public.

There is no fee for this event.

 

Community Events at the Luxton Home


2008 Garden Party Cake
2008 Garden Party Cake

Garden Party - July 27, 2014

2:00-4:00pm

The Luxton Garden Party is an annual event and open to the public. It allows us the opportunity to share news of what we are currently working on or towards, and to publicly honour a few of the strong women behind the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation: Georgina Luxton, Eleanor Luxton, and Ralphine Locke.

Join us in the garden and enjoy fine teas in china tea cups.

The event runs rain or shine.

We will have some tents and chairs available.

Doors Open - August 10, 2014

1:00-4:00pm

Doors Open Banff is an annual event held on the second weekend in August. For one day only, the public is invited to explore and experience the rich history of Banff through the doors of some of its finest heritage buildings - some normally closed to the public

There is no fee for this event.

Check for updates and maps at the Town of Banff and Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies websites.

 

April 2012
The Eleanor Luxton Historical foundation is proud to count among its trustees, George Colpitts. George is a University of Calgary associate professor in the Department of History where he specialises in Canadian environmental history, conservation and preservation policies, fur farming, discourse and textual analysis of fur trade documents and descriptions, First Nations history, the Canadian North, the fur trade in French and English Canada, Western Canadian History. Mr. Colpitts joined the Foundation in 2011.

 

March 2010
Social acceptance drives Bison reintroduction work. By Rob Alexander - Rocky Mountain Outlook, published: March 31, 2010. View PDF article...

 

February 2010
If you are around Banff visit the Whyte Museum exhibit The Stuff of Legend: The Luxton Family in Banff and the Bow Valley and High Fashion in the Rockies, the story of one of the area’s earliest and arguably most interesting pioneer families.

The exhibition was two years in the making. To supplement the staff of the Whyte Museum, the Eleanor Luxton Historical Foundation brought in Sandra Morton Weisman as project manager, and exhibition designer Sunniva Geuer, both of whom are known and respected throughout the museum community in Canada. Much research was done to authenticate details of the story. We are delighted that the Stoney people worked closely with us to develop their part of the story in their own words. The original exhibit opened in April 2008 and in November 2009 a new element was added that features a surprising collection of gorgeous dresses belonging to Georgina and Eleanor – the Luxton ladies.

The exhibition will run until spring 2011. It is our hope that you will find The Stuff of Legend: The Luxton Family in Banff and Bow featuring High Fashion in the Rockies interesting, informative, and perhaps even inspiring.

Visit the Whyte Museum website for information on events associated with the exhibition.