Month: February 2021

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

On Tuesday, February 23, EDHS hosted a virtual Speaker Series presentation, The Beillevaire Letters (1879-1937). Dr. Juliette Champagne introduced an online audience of more than 70 to the letters of Father Hippolyte Beillevaire, a French priest who arrived in the Canadian North-West in 1880. He remained in Canada all his life, working with Indigenous people at Bear Hills,…

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Speaker Series Recap – Settler Suffragists

On Tuesday, January 26, EDHS hosted a virtual Speaker Series presentation, Settler Suffragists and the Edmonton Equal Franchise Campaign, 1905-1916. Dr. Sarah Carter, Henry Marshall Tory Chair in the Department of History and Classics at the University of Alberta, guided our online audience through the campaign for women’s voting rights that culminated in Alberta’s 1916…

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