The new permanent exhibition, "Elsie through the eyes of…" introduces visitors to the life and times of Elsie Reford. Best-known for her gardens, she had many other interests, in politics, women's health, art and international affairs. Her involvement in debates over public policy brought her into contact with many of the leading figures of the day. For the first time, visitors will have a glimpse into the life of this remarkable women, presented through images, objects and reminiscences in the thirteen exhibition rooms of Estevan Lodge.
Elsie In Her Own Words is a virtual exhibition that allows visitors an opportunity to hear the words of the gardens’ creator, Elsie Reford. Elsie Reford retells in her own words her personal experiences, drawn from her letters, speeches and diaries, as a garden creator during her stays in Metis and as a social, political and charitable activist during her life in Montreal. Mother, sportswoman, traveller, the many sides of her life are unveiled for the first time. Interactive screens also allow you to enjoy the exhibition in the museum of Estevan Lodge. The exhibition has been created by Montreal firm Umanium with research by historian Karine Hébert. Developed with the assistance of a grant from the Société des musées québécois and the Programme d’aide en numérique of Québec’s Ministère de la Culture et des Communications.
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