Curator’s Tour! Devotion: Louis Riel Writes Home
Curator’s Tour! Devotion: Louis Riel Writes Home In-Person
In 2022 the University of Calgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources acquired an important collection of archival materials from the descendants of Louis Riel. A selection of personal artifacts from this collection is featured in Nickle Galleries’ exhibition, Devotion: Louis Riel Writes Home. The collection includes letters written by Louis Riel to his mother and siblings in Red River, a slim, worn notebook kept by Riel beginning in the 1870s, letters written by Riel family members and close associates, and a notebook containing a transcription of the courtroom address made by one of Riel’s defence lawyers, Charles Fitzpatrick, followed by Louis Riel’s defense speech. Exhibition runs May 29, 2023 - September 1, 2023.
Join Rare Books and Special Collections Librarian and exhibition curator, Annie Murray, for an intimate tour of the exhibition and introduction to the collection.
Free with pre-registration.
- Monday, June 19, 2023
- 1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Time Zone:
- Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
- Nickle Galleries