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Alexander Graham Bell

Innovator. Inventor. Visionary.

Inventor of the telephone

Recognized as:

One of the top 10 CANADIANS

One of the 100 greatest Americans

One of the 100 greatest Britons

One of the top 10 Scottish scientists

Voice of Alexander Graham Bell courtesy of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Library of Congress from an original recording in the collections of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History
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Mabel Hubbard Bell

Wife and partner of AGB

100% hearing impaired

First woman in the world to form and manage an Aviation company

Opened first Montessori school in Canada

Advocate for women and children’s rights

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So much more than the telephone...

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From Alexander Graham Bell Himself

"I have travelled the globe. I have seen the Canadian and American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the highlands of Scotland, but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all." — AGB "Every experiment contains a lesson. If we don’t get the results anticipated and stop right there, it is the man that is unsuccessful, not the experiment." — AGB “The day will come when the man at the telephone will be able to see the distant person to whom he is speaking.” — AGB in 1906 “It will not be long until a man can take dinner in New York and breakfast the next morning in Liverpool.” — AGB in 1896 “There is no reason why we should not use the roofs of our houses to install solar apparatus to catch and store heat received from the sun.” — AGB in 1914 “The unchecked burning of fossil fuels would have a sort of greenhouse effect…” — AGB in 1917

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Innovators of Today and Tomorrow

The innovative spirit is everywhere.

Building on the legacy of Alexander and Mabel Bell, the AGB Foundation wants to recognize and celebrate Canadian innovators of today and tomorrow.  Stay tuned for our work in this area.  For now, please explore and contribute to Innovation Stories.

The Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation piloted this crowdsourced digital storybook as one of its sesquicentennial activities to celebrate Canadian innovation.

Mabel Bell’s Gardens: A Collaboration with the Natural World

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site, in partnership with the Alexander Graham Bell Foundation and Cape Breton University’s Weston Family Visiting Professor in Ecosystem Health and Food Security, Dr. Alana Pindar, are recreating some of Mabel Bell’s gardens.

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The spirit of innovation is within all of us. Alexander Graham Bell and Mabel lived every day of their lives together, sharing that spirit – never being satisfied – knowing there was always so much more we could be doing to make the world a better place.

We are committed to supporting the creative, innovative spirit of Canadians – young and old – present and future. But it will take the help of people like you to make that a reality. Please consider making a donation in support of the legacy of AGB and the future Canadian innovators ready to change our world.

Our Bell Family

The Bell legacy is championed by a number of organizations, each preserving and celebrating the memory and accomplishments of this remarkable couple.