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 "Community," which could be explored from many angles, whether through personal family stories, the Rutherfords themselves,or as "a number of people associated together by fact of residence in the same locality" (though not necessarily from the same time).

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