There are a number of exciting opportunities waiting for you at the Edmonton and District Historical Society right now! Firstly, we are looking to recruit new members to our Board of Directors for the 2023 AGM in April! The EDHS board of Directors consists of volunteers who help guide and plan every facet of EDHS…read more
Casino Volunteers Needed! September 14th and 15th!!!
We are looking for volunteers to work at the Starlight Casino in West Edmonton Mall September 14th and 15th. This fundraiser is vitally important for the Edmonton & District Historical Society. It helps to fund several of our programs including the Doors Open Festival and supports our mandate to promote, preserve and celebrate the history of…read more
John Rowand Night 2022
In Person At Last!- A Fine John Rowand Evening! While the pandemic has kept us apart for the past two years, the technology of Zoom online video meetings has brought us together. Although members of the Edmonton and District Historical Society have been able to attend meetings on video with their computers in the comfort of…read more
Join Our Board of Directors!
The Edmonton and District Historical Society (EDHS) is fascinated with Edmonton’s local heritage, and proud to highlight the details of its history with the general public. The EDHS board of Directors consists of volunteers who help guide and plan every facet of EDHS programs, publications, and events by organizing committees and carrying out its goals…read more
Celebrate the season with an Edmonton Christmas story!
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…read more
Speaker Series Recap – From Kuriositätenkabinett to ‘Cabinet of Virtual Reality’: the evolution of the museum.
On Tuesday, September 28th 2021, EDHS hosted the virtual Speaker Series presentation by Myriam Gerber, PhD candidate, titled From Kuriositätenkabinett to ‘Cabinet of Virtual Reality’: the evolution of the museum. For an online audience of 46 members and guests, Myriam illustrates the emergence of the modern museum from early European collections – so-called Wunderkammernor cabinets of curiosities –…read more
Speaker Series Recap and Annual General Meeting
On Tuesday, April 27, EDHS held our April Speaker Series night for the second time in the pandemic era. Once again, our John Rowand dinner was scratched due to health restrictions, but we had a generous attendance for our online speaker presentation and annual general meeting. Our speaker was Darren Dalgleish, President and CEO of…read more
Speaker Series Recap – Indigenous Lenses: Reimagining History
On Tuesday, March 23, EDHS hosted a virtual Speaker Series presentation by Edmonton’s Historian Laureate, Amber Paquette, entitled Indigenous Lenses: Reimagining History. For an online audience of 80 members and guests, Amber spoke about the Indigenous trade systems, the “arteries of the continent,” that existed for millennia before European contact. Like the great cities and cultural…read more
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,…read more
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…read more