10
March
16:00 — 17:30
Free
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The name Lawrence Grassi evokes images of exploration in the Rocky Mountains. We will examine the myths and true story of a private man, immigrant, miner, climber, and guide and connect his story to the wider narrative of Italian Immigration to Canada. This event is part of our Women’s History Month programming.

ABOUT THE BOOK

In 1912, Mary Vaux, a botanist, glaciologist, painter, and photographer, wrote about her mountain adventures: “A day on the trail, or a scramble over the glacier, or even with a quiet day in camp to get things in order for the morrow’s conquests? Some how when once this wild spirit enters the blood…I can hardly wait to be off again.” Vaux’s compulsion was shared by many women whose intellects, imaginations, and spirits rose to the challenge of the mountains between the late-nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries. This Wild Spirit explores a sampling of women’s creative responses–in fiction and travel writing, photographs and paintings, embroidery and beadwork, letters and diaries, poetry and posters–to their experiences in the Rocky Mountains of Canada.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Colleen Skidmore is a photography historian and Professor at the University of Alberta. Her research focuses on women’s photographic practices and archives made by women or about women, and how photography shaped ideas of women in late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century North America, especially in Canada. She has also served in a variety of roles in senior academic administration, including appointments as Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Alberta. She is the author of Searching for Mary Schaëffer: Women Wilderness Photography (UAP).

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Date:
March 10
Time:
16:00 - 17:30
Cost:
Free
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Canmore Museum
Phone:
(403) 678-2462
Email:
info@canmoremuseum.com
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