Iconic Emily Carr House in Victoria now boasts a newly redesigned website featuring maps, a photo gallery, and a blog written by two resident cats, Misty and Whiskers.
Although the blog has just been launched, readers can follow the adventures of the two cats as they explore and play in the house Emily Carr lived in for most of her life.
Carr House itself is a Canadian National & Provincial Historic Site, and is located on historic Government Street in the heart of James Bay, close to Dallas Road and the ocean, Beacon Hill Park, and the Parliament Buildings.
Originally built 1864, Emily Carr was born in the house in 1871, and spent most of her life there. The Victorian sensibilities the Carr family as Emily grew up are preserved throughout Emily Carr house.
Carr died in Carr House in 1945, after pursuing her dreams as an artist.
A trip to Carr house should be combined to the ongoing Emily Carr: On the Edge of Nowhere exhibit at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.
Emily Carr House is located at 207 Government Street in Victoria, B.C. For more information please call (250) 383-5843 or email Emily Carr House
Its hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm May 1st to September 30th, 2011.
Group tours, school field trips, and facilities rentals are all possible.