Hold the date ( Sunday, 30th October) for the 4th annual Luste Lecture at the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. Speaker Gwyneth Hoyle.
Two significant bookish events that occurred this past summer are cascading together in this year’s George Luste Lecture at the Canadian Canoe Museum. As George Luste’s incredible donation of rare and historic books about canoes, north and adventure was being boxed up for shipment to the Museum, the CCM’s own Gwyneth Hoyle—author, librarian, adventurer—was in Uummannaq, Greenland chasing yet another touchstone place for Isobel Wylie Hutchison, subject of her critically acclaimed biography of the 19th Century explorer maven, called Flowers in the Snow.
In the 2016 George Luste Lecture, produced by the Museum in partnership with the Wilderness Canoe Symposium and the Wilderness Canoeing Association, Gwyneth will talk about her own travails in search of historic heroines, framing these in the context of the Luste Rare Book Donation and why this is a significant milestone for the Canadian Canoe Museum’s library and archival collection. The lecture is set for 2 pm on Sunday, October 30th, with a behind-the-scenes Museum tour at 1 with refreshments and book-signing to follow. Free for members. Please join us for a stimulating afternoon of adventure and fellowship.
As librarian at Peter Robinson College Gwyneth Hoyle was among the early Trent University supporters of the establishment of the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough. Over the years, has written and edited a number of significant books and contributions to the canoeing and adventure literature including Canoeing North into the Unknown: A record of river travel 1874-1974, Flowers in the Snow: The life of Isobel Wylie Hutchison and The Northern Horizons of Guy Blanchet: Intrepid Surveyor, 1884 – 1966. The Pacific Northwest Quarterly called Flowers in the Snow, “meticulously researched and highly readable.” A long time friend of both the Museum and the WCA, Gwyneth is the perfect voice to celebrate George Luste’s passions as an adventurer and bibliophile.