Lauren Wheeler


Bio Lauren Wheeler is a Program Lead with the Alberta Museums Association and is responsible for the Recognized Museum Program, Leadership Awards Program, Museum Visitor Experience Program, and liaising with regional museum networks. Prior to this she was the project assistant for the exhibition “Chop Suey on the Prairies” at the Royal Alberta Museum, and exhibit coordinator for “Sam Steele: Journey of a Canadian Hero” put on by the Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, contract researcher for the Canadian Circumpolar Institution, and spent a number of summers on the interpretation team at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. Her public history internship was with Dr. Leighann Neilson of the Sprott Business School for a study of website usability with genealogists and family historians. She also writes for Active History and maintain a mostly environmental and public history blog.
Research Areas of Specialization: Mountain parks, 20th century Alberta, museum practice and standards, public history, visuality, Post-Confederation Canada, environmental history.


“‘We Want Your Pictures So Kodak As you Go’: Promoting Winter Recreation in Banff in the 1920s.” Past Imperfect, 15 (2009): 6-35.

“The Banff Photographic Exchange: Albums, Youth, Skiing and Memory Making in the 1920s.” The West and Beyond: Historians, Past, Present, and Future. Athabasca University Press, (2010).