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Scow Boats, Heavy Haulers on the Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada

Scow Boats, Heavy Haulers of the Athabasca River, Alberta, Canada Today I had the privilege of seeing off the Keepers of the Athabasca as they left Smith going to Athabasca on a canoe trip that thousands (if not more) have done before. This vignette tells of the endurance test the voyageurs went through. [...]

By | 2017-06-30T00:52:33+00:00 June 30th, 2017|Alberta History, Athabasca River, Canada, River Boats|0 Comments

Canada Day 150 – One Person’s Perspective By Sheila Willis

My Perspective ~ Canada Day 150 By Sheila Willis I have really struggled with the 150th Birthday of Canada.  Being a historian, the writings of the past are good examples of some of the subtle ways that Indigenous peoples have been disregarded and disrespected in the past - this aside from the residential [...]

Welcome to the FHNAS Website!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Friends of Historical Northern Alberta Society (FHNAS) and the History Check app - expected to launch in June of 2017. Watch the video below to learn more about how History Check will change the way people learn and explore Northern Alberta History. We would like [...]

By | 2017-06-03T18:43:10+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fort Vermilion Heritage Centre

Fort Vermilion is unique. For generations, the Dene (Beaver and Slavey) and Woodland Cree First Nations have gathered here. Beginning in 1788, Boyer's Post, the first in a series of fur trading posts along the Peace River was established nearby. Since 1830, the site current has been continuously inhabited. Horticultural crops were grown as early [...]

By | 2017-06-03T18:42:58+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Museums|0 Comments

Athabasca Heritage Society

Athabasca Heritage Society (AHS) is an organization of people from the town and county, both newcomers and old-timers, who believe in recovering and celebrating the rich heritage of the Athabasca region, its natural history and people, its growth and settlement. Visit the Athabasca Heritage Society website: http://www.athabascaheritage.ca Athabasca Heritage Society 4704–48 Street Athabasca AB  T9S [...]

By | 2017-06-03T18:42:56+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Historical Organizations|0 Comments

Edmonton and District Historical Society

Edmonton & District Historical Society The Edmonton and District Historical Society is a chapter of the Historical Society of Alberta (HSA), a provincial historical organization that has affiliations with museums, libraries and other history-related facilities and organizations across the province. A registered charitable, non-profit society, EDHS is mandated to promote and preserve the history of [...]

By | 2017-06-03T18:42:48+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Historical Organizations|0 Comments

Alberta Railway Museum

Alberta Railway Museum Mission:  The Alberta Railway Museum, located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, preserves and interprets significant railway artifacts, including locomotives, railway cars, track maintenance equipment, and buildings. Our collection and interpretation efforts focus on the Canadian National Railways, Northern Alberta Railways, and short line and industrial railways. Visit the Alberta Railway Museum website: http://www.albertarailwaymuseum.com/ [...]

By | 2017-06-03T18:42:45+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Museums|0 Comments

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