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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Baseball at Diamond Park
ca. 1920
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The Fur Trade In The West
By Phyllis Arnold

Monday, September 30 2019

Speaker Series Recap – William Bird and Mill Creek; The Northern Alberta Pioneers & Descendants Association

On Tuesday, September 24, EDHS held its first...
Sunday, September 29 2019

President’s Message – September 2019

I’m writing this letter at the height of...
Monday, June 17 2019

Thanks to our casino volunteers

On Friday June 14th and Saturday June 15th...
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