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Road Trip Sharing

Are you a road tripper?  A back road explorer?  An admirer of the unique, the useful & under viewed? We  could use your help!  There are thousands of sites across northern Alberta that make one wonder about the why, the when, and the how.  We are trying to answer those questions via the History Check [...]

By |2018-08-24T12:54:11+00:00August 24th, 2018|Community, Heritage, Partnerships|0 Comments

One Volunteer Invests 10,000 Hours into Heritage & Tourism Mobile App

One Volunteer Invests 10,000 Hours into Heritage & Tourism Mobile App There is a movement afoot in northern Alberta - a mobile app that places sites of interest on a map and are found through "Community Menus", "Near Me" functions and by Keyword Search".  These Points of Interest or Site Listings cover everything [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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+00:00May 28th, 2017|Alberta History, Community, Heritage|0 Comments

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