Connecting people with the stories of their city.
Edmonton’s Next Historian Laureate
Fancy yourself an expert on the history of Edmonton or know someone who is? Nominations are now open for Edmonton’s next – and fifth – Historian Laureate! Nominees should have a passion for promoting heritage and a knack for researching, documenting, and interpreting the diverse people, places and events that have created Edmonton’s distinctive character.
Have a look at the full Call for Nominations for more information on eligibility, roles and responsibilities, and to download the Nomination Form. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a nomination package by 4:30 PM on Monday, January 8, 2018. Nominations can be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Historian Laureate is the City’s official ambassador on historical matters and promotes the history of the city and its citizens. Curious as to what the current Historian Laureate has been up to? Check out the Let’s Find Out podcast and see how Chris Chang-Yen Phillips has been working to connect citizens to their stories during his term as Edmonton’s fourth Historian Laureate.
The Historian Laureate Program is a partnership between the Edmonton Heritage Council and the City of Edmonton Historical Board. More information on the program can be found here.
Upcoming Grant Deadlines
With the year quickly coming to a close, now is the last chance to submit an application for the Heritage Community Investment Program for 2017! The deadline for Project Accelerator Grant and Travel Grant applications is Friday, December 22, 2017.
Completed applications can be submitted either in-person or by email to email@example.com. Check out the full slate of funding opportunities and 2018 application deadlines at edmontonheritage.ca/grants or drop us a line to learn more about how we can support your innovative heritage project heading into 2018!
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Edmonton’s Civic Election Candidates answer: Why is Heritage important to you?
Election day in Edmonton is this coming Monday, October 16th, and we wanted to know what our Council and Mayoral Candidates had to say about the importance of heritage in Edmonton. We sent out a survey to all of the candidates, and what we’ve included here is exactly what they shared with us. We’ve heard from at least one candidate in each of the wards, with the exception of Ward 3.
We received wonderful anecdotes from candidates about their favourite Edmonton heritage site or person, and the stories of how they are all connected to our city. We were happy to see that the story of our city continues to be one of diverse communities and peoples, as well as one that is conscious of our Treaty 6 roots.
To see the candidates’ responses in full: Edmonton Heritage Council Civic Election Survey
The Edmonton Heritage Council has undertaken a number of initiatives that explore Edmonton’s past and present, and look toward the city’s future with the goal of providing Edmontonians a deeper understanding of who they are.
The Edmonton Heritage Council’s reports include strategic plans, foundational statements, annual reports and other research, undertaken in an effort to develop and promote informtaiont about Edmonton’s heritage to its citizens.
Our blog is where we keep the public and EHC members up to date on what’s happening around the Edmonton Heritage Council office, ideas we’re interested in, upcoming events and new initiatives we’re working on.