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FEBRUARY 6 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Artesian 2627 13th Avenue 

Join Heritage Consultant Donald Luxton for an illustrated talk on the historic College Avenue Campus, including its history, decline and current renewal. The history of the site dates back to the establishment of Regina College in 1911, the subsequent construction of Darke Hall and the establishment of the University of Regina. Long neglected, this significant Collegiate Gothic campus is undergoing a comprehensive five-year rehabilitation that will result in a complete renewal, including its historic interior spaces. This talk will cover all aspects of the project including the work completed to date, and that anticipated over the next three years.

Donald Luxton is the principal of a leading western Canadian heritage and cultural resource management firm, and over the last thirty years his wide-ranging career has included the development of municipal planning programs, the restoration of numerous heritage buildings and the development of many significant cultural facilities. Donald’s expertise, interest and accomplishments as an author, educator and practitioner have been recognized and acknowledged through numerous awards, including the Heritage Canada Achievement Award in 2003 and a number of literary prizes including a BC Book Prize in 2004.

He is currently acting as the Heritage Consultant for the College Avenue Renewal.

Refreshments provided. A $10 suggested donation to Heritage Regina goes towards the promotion and preservation of heritage in your community.

Presented by Don Luxton.


Busy Lizzie

Busy Lizzie Housemaid DollThe 1920’s German Fisher Tin Busy Lizzie Housemaid was manufactured by Georg Fisher who had started production of tinplate toys in Nuremberg, Germany in 1903. One of its most appealing products was Busy Lizzie Housemaid.
This toy, donated by Mel Hodder in 1983, is still in full working order: once wound up, she moves forward energetically pushing her mop, still complete with sponge.


Tinplate was used in the manufacture of toys beginning in the mid-19th century. Made from thin sheets of metal plated with tin, hence the name tinplate, the toys were originally assembled and painted by hand.