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History Check Mobile App Goes Live in Less than 1000 Days!

With little fanfare, no media coverage & tremendous support, what promises to be northern Alberta's biggest Heritage & Tourism project soft launched at the Prince of Wales Armouries & Heritage Centre on September 24th, 2017. "History is not always accessible to all Albertans" and "History Check ... is going to make it easier for everyday [...]

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 [...]

Royal Hotel, Peace River Crossing, Alberta, Canada – Community Heritage

 Royal Hotel, Peace River Crossing, Alberta, Canada - Community Heritage Peace River, Alberta  - Royal Hotel, Peace River Crossing, Alberta, Canada - Community Heritage Date of Photo/Image:    Unknown date & location History Check App Alberta's Ultimate Heritage & Travel Companion App  Launching Summer 2017 If you can supply [...]

By | 2017-06-21T22:36:59+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Alberta History, Businesses, Community, Heritage|0 Comments

History of Borden Park – City of Edmonton Alberta Canada

History of Borden Park - City of Edmonton Alberta Canada Borden Park has been an important Edmonton attraction for over a century. Established in 1906, the 22 ha park was first named East End City Park, but was re-named for Sir Robert Laird Borden (1854-1937), the eighth prime minister of Canada (1911-1920), after [...]

By | 2017-05-29T16:10:49+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Alberta History, Community, Edmonton, Heritage, Parks|0 Comments

Amber Valley – African-Americans Fleeing Jim Crow Laws Homestead In Northern Alberta

Amber Valley - African-Americans Fleeing Jim Crow Laws Homestead Thriving All-Black Settlement In Northern Alberta Whether it’s Markerville or St. Albert, Hussar or Vegreville, many Alberta towns owe their start to immigrants seeking a better life. Some were escaping unemployment or religious persecution in their homelands, but in the case of Amber [...]

By | 2017-06-21T23:06:25+00:00 May 28th, 2017|Alberta History, Community, Heritage|0 Comments

Calgary Stampede Week in Calgary – 1963 – Vintage Heritage Video

Calgary Stampede Week in Calgary 1963 - Vintage Heritage Video VIDEO - 1963 | 27 Minutes This short documentary offers a look at Stampede Week in Calgary and the show’s main performers – the cowboys and their horses. After the herds come thundering in, the focus shifts to one cowboy in particular, and [...]

New Home In The West – Ukrainian Pioneers / Immigrants in Canada – 1943

New Home In The West - Ukrainian Pioneers / Immigrants in Canada - 1943 - Vegerville, Alberta This early film is about the Ukrainian Pioneer immigrants of central Canada. It begins by showing recreations of early pioneer life dominated by hand tools--including farming techniques, building techniques (notably the plastering using clay [...]

Alberta Historical Walking & Driving Tours

Alberta Historical Walking & Driving Tours In partnership with communities across the province, the Alberta Heritage Survey Program has produced a series of walking and driving tour booklets. Tour Booklets Calgary: Atlantic Avenue Inglewood (PDF, 7.14 MB)  Calgary: Mission & Cliff Bungalow (PDF, 3.91 MB)  Calgary: Stephen Avenue and Area (PDF, 5.85 MB)  [...]

FRHS Walks – FORHS Walking Tour App for Rutherford House and Surrounding Edmonton Community

FRHS Walks - FORHS Walking Tour App to explore fun, informative and interactive historical walking tours connecting Rutherford House to the surrounding community. FORHS has the first Walking Tour up in the FRHS Walks App - and watch for future additions coming soon! Get Started! -- take a leisurely 30-minute walk through campus and [...]

Alberta Storytellers – Preserve Community History – Historical Stories

Alberta History Storytellers - Every family photo has a story attached to it. We encourage you to share your story, preserve your family heritage - share your story with@HistoryCheckApp. Our project relies on Albertans, like yourself, taking the time to share - your participation is important. Take the time to tell your heritage story [...]

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