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

Friday, March 8 2019

Speakers Series Recap – The Michel Band

Another large crowd gathered on February 26 for our Speaker...
Wednesday, February 27 2019

President’s Message – March 2019

Greetings,   My how time flies … it...
Tuesday, January 29 2019

Speakers Series Recap – Unorthodox Founding of the Ukrainian (Greek) Orthodox Church of Canada

On Tuesday, January 22, a large gathering of...
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