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An archived photo of Mother Mary Greene fcJ.Mavericks, An Incorrigible History of Alberta
highlights Mother Mary Greene fcJ (1843-1933)

A website, entitled, Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta, has recently been set up by the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, in partnership with the Calgary Board of Education Innovative Learning Services and the University of Calgary Learning Commons, and with the financial support of the Department of Canadian Heritage through Canadian Culture Online. 

The website is based upon the book Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta by Calgary based writer and historian Aritha van Herk. The premise of the book and the website is that Alberta was shaped by Mavericks – men and women who were adventurous, hard-working, and spirited.

From photo in
FCJ Archives, Calgary

Click on picture of Mother Mary Greene to go to her part of the Mavericks site.


The website invites us to discover Alberta’s history through their stories. In 2007, the Glenbow museum will open a new permanent gallery on Alberta's history using the same title as the book.

Mother Mary Greene, fcJ, who spent much of her life in Canada and was instrumental in the development of the Catholic School system in Alberta and is included as a ‘maverick’.
A Portrait of Mother Mary Greene, fcJ
by Gabriele Lynch

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