One of our premier mountain explorers, this Quaker naturalist, floral artist, photographer, and writer found freedom in the Rockies, far from her origins. Inspiring music by cellist Elizabeth Sorochan, and images of Mary’s hand-painted lantern slides.


 

Location

artsPlace
950 8 Ave, Canmore


Credits
  • Created by Shirley Truscott
  • Photo and 35 mm copies of original lantern slides courtesy of Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
 
Cast
  • Shirley Truscott as Mary Schäffer
  • Elizabeth Sorochan on Cello

Gallery

Partners
  • Alpine Club of Canada, Rocky Mountain Section
  • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies


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