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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Speakers Series Recap – Unorthodox Founding of the Ukrainian (Greek) Orthodox Church of Canada

On Tuesday, January 22, a large gathering of our members and guests enjoyed Dr. Jars Balan’s telling of the complex and very human story of the “Unorthodox Founding of the Ukrainian (Greek) Orthodox Church of Canada.” He led us through the rivalry between Catholic and Orthodox Ukrainian traditions, the weaving of religious, ethnic and linguistic…

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Call for Board Members

Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity to get involved in local heritage? Do you want to give back to your community? Do you want experience working with a dynamic group of people who are passionate about our city? The Edmonton and District Historical Society is seeking to fill two voluntary board member positions starting…

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President’s Message – January 2019

For those who recently attended the Chapter Christmas party, thank you, and hope you enjoyed the evening, notably the presentation about Alberta and the First World War by Stephane Guevremont. A most engaging speaker, he covered a wide range of issues relative to the Alberta home front during this period of time, many dealing with…

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Christmas Dinner Recap – Alberta and The Great War

On Tuesday, November 27, EDHS members and guests came together at the Prince of Wales Armouries for our annual Christmas dinner and Speaker Series presentation. This year we enjoyed a wonderfully engaging talk by Dr. Stéphane Guevremont, Alberta and the Great War. Dr. Guevremont, a military historian and Honorary Colonel of the RCAF’s 419 Tactical Fighter…

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Speakers Series Recap – The Métis: Lac Ste. Anne & St. Albert

More than 100 people came to hear Sharon Morin’s October 23 Speaker Series presentation on the Métis of Alberta. Sharon took the crowd on a journey through time, exploring the history of particular communities (with a focus on the settlements of St. Albert and Lac Ste. Anne), the symbols of Métis culture, political aspirations and…

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