Posts Categorized: City Heritage

Introducing the Newest Member of the EHC Team, Miranda Jimmy!

As the newest staff member of the Edmonton Heritage Council, I wanted to take some time to introduce myself to the EHC community. In December 2015, I assumed the role of Program Manager and am bringing my perspective to heritage work in our community. I am Cree and a proud member of Treaty 6. Edmonton… Read more »

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Truth, Reconciliation, and a Whole Lot of Learning

In late May and early June 2015, Historian Laureate Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail traveled to Ottawa to present at the Canadian Historical Association’s 2015 Conference and to participate in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s closing events. In this guest blog post, she shares her experience of truth and reconciliation in the nation’s capital.   — When I applied for the EHC’s… Read more »

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Five Reasons that Pop-up Museums Fit Right in with ECAMP

Pop-ups are quickly becoming a popular M.O. for enthusiasts in all facets of life. We often hear of people taking a parking spot and transforming it into a disco club for a lunch hour, or experimental restaurants using found food to create delicious meals in strange locations. Temporary by design, pop-ups allow creative people to… Read more »

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Breaking Down Misconceptions Around Edmonton’s Built Heritage

On the evening of Thursday, February 5, roughly thirty people braved a blizzard to attend the inaugural Old YEG Cafe at the Prince of Wales Armouries. This event, put on by the brand-new grassroots organization, Heritage Forward!, centred on a panel discussion around common misconceptions about Edmonton’s heritage buildings. The organizing committee, which is completely… Read more »

History as a Building Site: New Ways of Thinking about Heritage Controversies in Edmonton

This guest post from Edmonton’s Historian Laureate Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail is based on her talk at Creative Mornings in July 2014 on the topic of ‘Heritage’. History is not the past. Many people have the sense that capital H History equals the past. There are even professional historians who go through life on this assumption. The new-ish way… Read more »

Edmonton 2020 and City Memory

In mid-September, the Edmonton Journal ran a feature looking at downtown development in Edmonton, noting the nearly $5 billion in buildings going into Edmonton’s downtown and adjacent neighbourhoods by the end of this decade. According to one of the sources in the article, this kind of development is “unprecedented” and “unheard of” and further, “people… Read more »