The Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP) provides Operational Grants to museums, archives, and other heritage organizations to research, preserve, interpret, and advocate for Edmonton’s heritage. Congratulations to the following organizations who received Operational funding in 2020!
Alberta Aviation Museum (www.albertaaviationmuseum.com)
The Alberta Aviation Museum’s mission is to serve as a steward of Edmonton’s aviation history. It provides a dynamic visitor experience and sharing stories about the role of aviation in building community. Their vision is to shine a spotlight on Edmonton as a gateway to Northern Alberta and a window to the world.
Alberta Labour History Institute (albertalabourhistory.org)
The founding mission of the Alberta Labour History Institute (ALHI) is to contribute to a historical awareness of workers’ past, the institutions that have developed to protect their interests, and the influence they have had in promoting legislation and community developments the benefit of all Albertans.
Alberta Genealogical Society (www.abgenealogy.ca)
Founded in 1973, the Alberta Genealogical Society is a non-profit organization that promotes the study of genealogy and genealogical research within the province of Alberta. Their mission is to provide support and services for people researching their family history and genealogy.
Alberta Pioneer Railway Association (www.albertarailwaymuseum.com)
The Alberta Railway Museum (ARM) is operated by the Alberta Pioneer Railway Association (APRA). The APRA is a not-for-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to collecting, preserving, restoring, and interpreting railways in Edmonton and Western Canada, with a collection of train cars, locomotives, and other artifacts that represent the technology and history of the development of Edmonton.
Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library (www.edmontonchineselibrary.org)
The Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library (ECCL) is a non-profit organization with a mandate to serve the Chinese community and the general public and leave a rich historical and cultural legacy for anyone interested in Chinese culture. The library is home to 22,000 items, including books, magazines, and audio/video materials for nearly 1,150 members. They are constantly striving towards the motto “Reading enriches mind; Culture enriches soul.”
Edmonton Radial Railway Society (www.edmonton-radial-railway.ab.ca)
Through volunteer members’ efforts, the Edmonton Radial Railway Society preserves and interprets the history and technology of street railways with particular emphasis on Edmonton’s streetcar system. The organization collects and restores significant artifacts and maintains an operating street railway in Fort Edmonton Park and the High Level Bridge line.
Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum (www.lermuseum.org)
The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Museum preserves Northern Alberta’s military heritage to honour military service past and present and promote a greater understanding of the effects of military service on our province through public education.
Société historique francophone de l’Alberta (www.shfa.ca)
La Société supports and encourages the collection, organization, research, and dissemination of Alberta’s Francophone history through the creation and distribution of works to promote knowledge on Francophone heritage and history in Alberta, communications and liaison with the heritage and history sector in Alberta to mobilize its action, and advocacy of the community’s needs to influence decision-makers in the field of Francophone heritage and history in Alberta.