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A Guest Post from Edmonton’s Historian Laureate: Preserving Your Family Archives

In my guest post of June 9, 2018 I wrote about organizing family archives, or more to the point, not organizing them, so that a family story can be told as it was created. In this post I am going to provide some hints to help you to preserve your family archives.

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HCIP Updates in Response to COVID-19

In response to the realities Edmontonians are facing as the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to impact every aspect of our lives, the Edmonton Heritage Council has implemented some changes to the Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP).

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Idea Fair at Reconciliation and Resurgence Symposium

Steering Committee member Dr. Lana Whiskeyjack recently spoke to EHC about the Idea Fair taking place on both March 3 and 4 at 1:00 PM as part of the sold-out Reconciliation and Resurgence: Heritage Practice in Post-TRC Edmonton symposium.

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Meet the HCIP Winter 2020 Grant Recipients

The Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP) invests funds (provided by the City of Edmonton) into the stabilization, increased professionalism and innovation of heritage in Edmonton, for Edmontonians.

Edmonton City as Museum Project Call for Story Contributors

Are you passionate about Edmonton’s history or cultural heritage? Do you enjoy writing, researching or storytelling? Is there a story from our city’s past or your past in the city that you want to share with Edmontonians? Then contribute your history or heritage story to the Edmonton City as Museum Project (ECAMP).

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HCIP Profile: Judy Iseke

Dr. Judy Iseke’s new film and website comprise a “cultural ecosystem” designed to build “resources to inform educators interested in reconciliation and language revitalization”

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Investing in Our Heritage: The Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library

On a particularly cold January day, I’m greeted with two smiles and a hot cup of tea. As I settle into conversation with Lai Chu Kong and Wai Ling Lennon, two members of the Edmonton Chinatown Chinese Library, their sense of pride in the library, and its responsibility for preserving the cultural heritage of Chinese… Read more »

Alberta Votes: The Heritage Agenda

UPDATE! The responses are in. Of the four parties that received our Provincial Election Survey on Heritage, only the Alberta NDP and the United Conservative Party responded. The Alberta Liberals and the Alberta Party did not respond by the deadline. We’ve linked their responses below: Alberta NDP United Conservative Party While we were happy to… Read more »

Help us fund heritage for the future

Dear friends,   The Edmonton Heritage Council connects citizens with the stories of our city. Our commitment is to provide leadership, support, and programs to help Edmontonians research, preserve, interpret, and advocate for their shared and diverse heritage. As a not-for-profit society, the majority of our annual funding comes from the City of Edmonton.  … Read more »