Posts Categorized: City Heritage

Three Historians Laureate Share Comments and Insights

The City of Edmonton, Edmonton Historical Board, and Edmonton Heritage Council are in search of Edmonton’s sixth Historian Laureate. Three of the five Historians Laureate to date have shared their insights with EHC on how historians and heritage practitioners can shape the role to work with their particular strengths.

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Six Projects Funded Through HCIP Project Grant Stream

Edmonton Heritage Council is pleased to share details on six newly-funded projects under the Project grant funding stream of the Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP). HCIP, administered by Edmonton Heritage Council and funded by the City of Edmonton, invests in the stabilization, increased professionalism and innovation of heritage in Edmonton, for Edmontonians. The HCIP program… Read more »

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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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ECAMP Is Back!

In October 2018, Edmonton City Council unanimously approved a new ten-year plan for transforming arts and heritage in Edmonton. Moving forward, Connections & Exchanges will be an important vehicle for connecting Edmontonians to arts and heritage in our city through programming and participation, and ECAMP has returned to play an exciting role in the development and delivery… Read more »

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On the State of Museums in Edmonton

Museums and cultural institutions are the silent engines of our city. They are the places that drive creativity, and connection. They are vital to our local cultural economy, and to our attractiveness as a city. Above all, they are the places where we find a common understanding about our city and our identity The EHC… Read more »

Meet the First HCIP Recipients of 2019!

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. 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. The Project Accelerator Grant… Read more »

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 »

Our reflections on 2018 and the future of Edmonton’s heritage

Dear friends, As we close out another year and enjoy a well-earned holiday break, we take stock of the year that was. Over the last twelve months the Edmonton Heritage Council has worked on our mandate to lead in advancing the City of Edmonton’s cultural plan The Art of Living: A Plan for Securing the… 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 »

Discover Edmonton’s Haunted Heritage…If You Dare.

With Halloween just around the corner, now’s a great time to immerse yourself in some of Edmonton’s chilling past. If you’re in the mood for a good scare, consider checking out some of these spooky Halloween-themed events and activities featuring Edmonton’s haunted history and heritage. Fort Edmonton Park Fort Edmonton Park is offering a night… Read more »