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

Wednesday, November 17 2021

Celebrate the season with an Edmonton Christmas story!

We're welcoming the holiday season with a new...
Monday, October 11 2021

Speaker Series Recap – From Kuriositätenkabinett to ‘Cabinet of Virtual Reality’: the evolution of the museum.

On Tuesday, September 28th 2021, EDHS hosted the...
Monday, May 3 2021

Speaker Series Recap and Annual General Meeting

On Tuesday, April 27, EDHS held our April...
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