Welcome to the Edmonton and District Historical Society (EDHS). We’re a non-profit, charitable society with a mandate to promote and preserve the history of Edmonton and the surrounding district. We offer a number of historical and educational events and programs over the course of the year, including our Speaker Series, and the annual Historic Festival and Doors Open Edmonton.

The EDHS is a chapter of the Historical Society of Alberta (HSA), a provincial organization created in 1907 to preserve and disseminate Alberta’s history through its publications.

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ca. 1920
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The Fur Trade In The West
By Phyllis Arnold

Monday, September 28 2020

Speaker Series Recap – Edmonton House Journal Volume III Book Launch

On Tuesday September 22nd EDHS relaunched our new...
Thursday, September 3 2020

President’s Message – September 2020

In November 2017 the Board drafted a three...
Thursday, August 6 2020

Jim Higgs Retires

EDHS has received some sad news. Due to health...
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