(Edmonton) It’s been four years since the personal artifacts of legendary Mountie Sam Steele finally came home to Alberta, repatriated from a family collection in London, England, by U of A Libraries. After years of careful preparation and preservation, the Sir Samuel Steele Collection is now ready to go public, with an exhibition at downtown Edmonton’s Enterprise Square Gallery and online.
The much-anticipated exhibition runs from June 1 to Sept. 30. Major-General Sir Samuel Benfield Steele (1849–1919) was an iconic and influential leader who was instrumental in policing Western Canada and the Yukon during the Klondike Gold Rush and participated in many of Canada’s most historic military campaigns.
For the first time, visitors will have the opportunity to view the personal photographs, letters and diaries of this iconic Canadian, brought to life through video re-enactments, a 100-foot timeline of his life and travels, and an engaging audio tour that bring to life Steele’s journeys across Canada and overseas.
Visit steele.library.ualberta.ca to learn more about the exhibition.