Thanks to our casino volunteers

On Friday June 14th and Saturday June 15th directors and members of EDHS worked a casino at West Edmonton Mall. Working this casino allows the Society to secure gaming revenue through AGLC. This money is then put towards eligible expenses. Casino revenues make up a very significant part of our funding, and we couldn’t do…

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Historical Society of Alberta AGM – recap

On May 25 members of the Historical Society of Alberta descended on Blackfoot Crossing to attend the HSA annual general meeting. A national heritage site, Blackfoot Crossing was the location of the signing of Treaty No. 7. The beautiful building is home to a museum and conference facilities, and is set within a breathtaking landscape…

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2019 AGM Recap

On the evening of Tuesday, April 23, the Edmonton and District Historical Society held their annual general meeting after John Rowand Night. Last year’s AGM minutes were reviewed and accepted, the President and Treasurer gave their reports, and the various committee reports were provided for information. We said farewell to Director and Secretary Marilyn Patton,…

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John Rowand Night Recap – Quarantine: The Spanish Flu of 1918-1919

On Tuesday, April 23, a capacity crowd of EDHS members and friends gathered at the University of Alberta Faculty Club for our annual John Rowand Night. Named in honour of a major figure of Edmonton’s fur trade period, John Rowand Night gives us a chance to socialize over dinner, to hold our Annual General Meeting…

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We’re moving!

After nearly two decades operating out of Queen Alexandra School, the Edmonton and District Historical Society is moving our office. Our new location will be in the historic Northern Alberta Pioneers & Descendants Association Old Timers Cabin at 9430 – 99 Street. The new location offers better access, more parking, and a beautiful new venue…

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Speakers Series Recap – Edmonton’s Historian Laueate

On Tuesday, March 26, Marlena Wyman shared her reflections on her position as Edmonton’s fifth Historian Laureate with a generous audience of EDHS members and friends.   A retired archivist and very active visual artist, Marlena said her desire for the role was to bring a new perspective to our understanding of Edmonton’s history, particularly in…

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Casino Volunteers Needed

The Edmonton and District Historical Society offers high quality, free programming that celebrates the history of Edmonton and area. Our speaker series, historic festival, publications, tours and special events are funded in large part by monies from the Casino we are awarded every two years. The time has come up again for our Casino, and…

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Festival Partner Registration is Now Open!

The Edmonton and District Historical Society is now accepting registrations for the 23rd annual Historic Festival and Doors Open! The activities we choose to fill our free time go a long way to creating balance in our lives while connecting us to our communities. Culture and art, sports activities, recreation or exploring our many parks…

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Speakers Series Recap – The Michel Band

Another large crowd gathered on February 26 for our Speaker Series presentation on the Michel Band. Celina Loyer, an Aboriginal Programmer at the Musée Héritage Museum in St. Albert, is a great granddaughter of Michel Callihoo, who established the 100 square-km Michel Reserve northwest of Edmonton after signing an adhesion to Treaty Six in 1878. In 1958, the Michel Reserve became the…

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President’s Message – March 2019

Greetings,   My how time flies … it seems like yesterday that I stood in front of the membership at the 2017 AGM and outlined a few of the things I hoped to focus on and accomplish during my tenure as President of the EDHS. My intent was, and is, to focus on behind the…

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