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

Thursday, March 26 2020

EDHS Response to Covid-19

Covid-19 is on everyone’s mind, including the board...
Wednesday, March 4 2020

Speaker Series Recap – Film Censorship in Alberta

On Tuesday, February 25, EDHS welcomed Dave Clarke...
Thursday, January 30 2020

Speaker Series Recap – Best Edmonton Mall

On Tuesday, January 28th, another healthy crowd of...
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