We’re welcoming the holiday season with a new offering for History in the Community! Tom Long has created another wonderful presentation with a seasonal twist for our roster of free bookable history talks! You can head to https://historicedmonton.ca/events/history-in-the-community/ to book a virtual visit for your organization!
The 1846 Christmas Feast and other Fort Edmonton Tales
In the frigid North-West there are few times that should be more miserable than the coldest, shortest, darkest days of the year. But fur traders at Fort Edmonton and beyond found ways to enjoy the holiday season in sometimes surprising ways. How do you win a dogsled race against seasoned pros? How do you reconcile two violent opposing factions? How do you eat a moose’s nose? All these questions will be answered and more! Share your Christmas season with Paul Kane, Peter Erasmus, Margaret Rowand and other fascinating figures of the Fort Edmonton fur trade era.