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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The Fur Trade In The West
By Phyllis Arnold

Sunday, March 28 2021

Speaker Series Recap – Indigenous Lenses: Reimagining History

On Tuesday, March 23, EDHS hosted a virtual...
Friday, February 26 2021

Speaker Series Recap – The Beillevaire Letters (1879-1937)

On Tuesday, February 23, EDHS hosted a virtual...
Wednesday, February 3 2021

Speaker Series Recap – Settler Suffragists

On Tuesday, January 26, EDHS hosted a virtual...
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