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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The Edmonton Heritage Council (EHC) has received a number of enquiries related to the status of grants that have been awarded and the upcoming Heritage Community Investment Program (HCIP) deadlines. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Edmonton Heritage Council wishes to emphasize that our foremost concern is the health and safety of our community.
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. The Idea Fair is an opportunity for symposium participants to either present an idea to… Read more »
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… Read more »
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). For 2020, the Edmonton… Read more »
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”
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 »
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 »
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 »
Archives Week is celebrated annually during the first week of October. The week includes public events at archives across the province and online exhibits. As a part of Archives Week 2018, we sat down with three local archivists to get their story, their thoughts on where the archival sector is headed, and why we should… Read more »