A Celebration of Poetry

As founder of the University of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford evinced a great appreciation of literature, including poetry.

In fact, Eric Broadus, the University of Alberta’s first English Professor (in 1908), dedicated his 1923 "Anthology of Canadian Prose and Verse" to him:

"To Alexander Cameron Rutherford, who played an honourable part in the upbuilding of the West, this book is affectionately dedicated."

This year's theme is “Family,” which could be interpreted as personal family histories, the Rutherfords' lives, or as a “collective body of persons who form one household under one head and one domestic government, including parents, children, and servants, and as sometimes used even lodgers or boarders."

Poetry readings begin at 2 p.m. Free with museum admission.

Joy Schellenberg
  780-431-2367 (for toll-free, dial 310-0000 first)