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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.

Date:
Monday, June 19, 2023
Time:
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Time Zone:
Mountain Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Nickle Galleries
Campus:
TFDL
Categories:
  Special Event  

Registration is required. There are 17 seats available.