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Peter Whyte and Catharine Robb Whyte, the founders of the Whyte Museum, shared a unique friendship with several Stoney Nakoda families. We honour this relationship and are deeply appreciative of the fact that we too are guests here in this very special place. 

A Special Message...

These are certainly extraordinary times. 

The Whyte continues to be closed, and a limited number of staff are working carefully behind the scenes to care for the collection. We recognize the challenges of our commercial tenants, many of whom have deep roots in the Banff community, and we are working with them to get through this time. Throughout it all, we have been touched by the generosity and practical resourcefulness of our staff, volunteers, donors, members, colleagues, and the Banff community.  We are particularly grateful to the frontline people who leave their homes every day to ensure that our community is healthy, has access to food, and can get around safely. 

Thank you so much for all you are doing, and we look forward to having you back when the museum reopens!



Donna Livingstone

Chief Executive Officer

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Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates:

The Museum and public access to the Archives and Special Collections Library will be closed
until further notice. 

Please note that while the Archives and Special Collections Library is closed to the public until further notice, limited reference service, and online photograph reproduction orders are still available. Researchers are encouraged to consult the online database, exhibits, and digital vault.

For researchers requiring more in depth assistance, fee based long distance research is also available.

Please email archives@whyte.org for further detail.

March 31, 2020 Press Release: Read Here
For older press releases please visit our Media Room 
Please continue to check our website and social media platforms for updates.

111 Bear Street, Banff, Alberta, T1L 1A3, Canada

T: 1 403 762 2291   

E: info [at] whyte.org

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The Whyte Museum gratefully acknowledges the support of The Peter and Catharine Whyte Foundation and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts

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