Luste Lecture and Back Building Collection Tour

A special event for museum members! Our annual Luste Lecture, Adventures of a Rambling Bibliophile with Gwyneth Hoyle and exclusive back building tour with museum curator Jeremy Ward is coming up October 30th! Please join us for this stimulating afternoon of adventure and fellowship.

Gwyneth Hoyle will talk about her own travails in search of historic heroines, framing these in the context of the Luste Rare Book Donation (an incredible donation to the museum of rare and historic books about canoes, north and adventure) and why this is a significant milestone for the Canadian Canoe Museum’s library and archival collection.

  • Back building collection tour begins at 1pm
  • Lecture, refreshments and book signing will follow at 2pm

This is a Members only event, To become a member of the museum click here 

RSVP to event by emailing or by calling the museum at (705) 748-9153

The 2016 George Luste Lecture is produced by the Museum in partnership with the Wilderness Canoe Symposium and the Wilderness Canoeing Association

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.