Glenbow Museum Highlights Mother Mary Greene

Sr Mary Green FCJ, Calgary

The Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has a website entitled, Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta. The premise is that Alberta was shaped by Mavericks – men and women who were adventurous, hard-working, and spirited. Mother Mary Greene, fcJ (1843-1933), who spent much of her life in Canada and was instrumental in the development of the Catholic School system in Alberta, is included as a ‘maverick’.

The website invites us to discover Alberta’s history through their stories. In 2007 the Glenbow museum opened a permanent gallery on Alberta’s history using the same title, based upon the 2001 book Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta by Calgary-based writer and historian Aritha van Herk.

The website was set up 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.