CALL FOR JURORS – Heritage Community Investment Program

The Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) is seeking Expressions of Interest for Jurors for our upcoming grants season. Individuals with personal and/or professional connections to community or cultural organizations engaged in heritage research or programming are encouraged to apply. Selected jurors will serve as peer evaluators for grant applications submitted to the Edmonton Heritage Council’s Heritage… Read more »

National Indigenous Peoples Day 2018

Today is National Indigenous Peoples Day!  Today we recognize the fundamental importance, contributions, and resilience of Indigenous peoples in the cultural fabric of Canada. It’s also an opportunity to look forward to the work that needs to be done to address the difficult legacy of our shared past. National Aboriginal Day was proclaimed in 1996… Read more »

A Guest Post from Edmonton’s Historian Laureate: “Virginia Woolf and Original Order: Do Not Be Afraid”

In honour of International Archives Day on June 9th, I am writing my first in a series of what will hopefully be helpful advice about your family archives. I am going to be throwing some archival terms around. Do not be afraid (of Virginia Woolf). She will be helping me. This is a cautionary tale… Read more »

Meet Your 2018 HCIP Recipients

The Heritage Community Investment Program invests funds—provided by the City of Edmonton—into the stabilization, increased professionalism and innovation of heritage in Edmonton, for Edmontonians. The HCIP program offers four unique grant streams: Operational, Project, Project Accelerator, and Travel Grants to individuals and heritage organizations working to connect citizens to the stories of our city.  For more information on the… Read more »

2018 EHC Annual General Meeting

You’re invited to join us in celebrating another year of projects and initiatives connecting citizens to the stories of their city at the Edmonton Heritage Council’s 2018 Annual General Meeting.    Date:  Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Location: Edmonton City Hall (1 Sir Winston Churchill Square) We’re excited to share highlights of the unique projects,… Read more »

Five Stories About Women You Should Probably Know

Initiated by suffragettes and labour activists in Europe, the first International Women’s Day was organized in March 1911. While respect for the equal rights and place of women in society has come a long way since 1911, there is still plenty of work to do on gender equality. Edmonton has long history when it comes… Read more »

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Reflections from Edmonton’s Fourth Historian Laureate

As the deadline for nominations for the next – and fifth – Historian Laureate approaches, we caught up with outgoing Historian Laureate, Chris Chang-Yen Phillips, to reflect on his term as Edmonton’s official ambassador for all things historical. Chris was appointed the City’s fourth Historian Laureate in 2016, succeeding Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail. Your appointment as Historian… Read more »