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By Kayla Cazes, Digital Content Coordinator Back to The Cairn Dive deep and immerse yourself in the stories, images and objects found at the Whyte Museum. We strive to bring forward the intrigue found within our collections. Through our digital platforms we share the unique stories of our mountain home—and what makes Banff and the Canadian Rockies special. We invite you to follow us to be a part of the journey! Click any of the blue links below to read more. Blog: Peaks and People Join us on our blog to get the inside scoop on local history and our collections. Recent articles include: The Path to Plein Air Painting: A Peek at Pigments Explore the origins, deadliness and evolution of arts most common colours. This post is a part of an ongoing series which delves into the origins of the pigments, mediums and tools that allowed for Peter Whyte and Catharine Robb Whyte to eventually become artists. Box, 1880-1939, Metal; Wood, 104.39.1003 The Beach House Hotel: Lake Minnewanka’s First Hotel Delve into the unique history of Lake Minnewanka’s hotel. Examine its origins, raving successes and ultimate demise. [Beach House, Lake Minnewanka], ca. 1890, A. B. Thom (Winnipeg, MB), Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, Brett Family fonds (V83/PA/7/231). Artifact Feature: Pony Premno No. 6 Camera Discover the unique history of a camera that used to belong to Mary Schäffer Warren, who is well-known for her adventures in the Canadian Rockies. Camera, 1810-1910, Wood; Skin; Metal; Glass, 104.41.0007 Instagram: @whytemuseum Follow us on Instagram to see paintings, artifacts, archival images and more! Facebook: @WhyteMuseum Join an event, find interesting highlights from the Museum and share with your friends and family! All of our Whyte Museum events, like the Jon Whyte Spelling Bee, are posted on our Facebook page. Twitter: @whytemuseum Keep up-to-date with all the latest events, community information and exclusive features! Back to The Cairn