Hockey Night on Christmas

Featured Events, Featured News

A special holiday blog from volunteer Kate Ziebinski. Photos courtesy of the Provincial Archives of Alberta. We are in the midst of another busy Christmas and Holiday season here in snow-covered Edmonton. Busybodies are finishing (or starting) their Christmas shopping, frantically running from store to store trying to locate that one impossible-to-find gift that Santa had promised would be under the …

Getting Crafty with Volunteer Stephanie

Volunteers

For many of our volunteers, Christmas is a time to become crafty: get out the yarn, papers, paints and tools, and create something majestic. Certainly, that is the case for Stephanie Huolt who is taking her craftiness to the next level as our volunteer team lead for craft at this year’s Christmas Reflections event. Stephanie got started volunteering at Fort …

Update on Expansion

Featured News, FEP News

Fort Edmonton Park is located along the North Saskatchewan river valley in Edmonton and provides guests the opportunity to experience life in the region in earlier times. Fort Edmonton Park is expanding and improving the historical and cultural accuracy of its buildings, programming and exhibits as well as improving the visitor experience. Major projects within this expansion include: Expansion of …

Fort Edmonton Park Basks in the Glow of Public Accolades

FEP News

Edmonton, AB – November 21, 2017 Fort Edmonton Park has once again been recognized for leadership in programming. This latest accolade comes in the form of Finalist in the Governor General’s History Award for excellence in Museums: History Alive! Two of the Park’s innovative team members, Brittany Cherwenick, Indigenous Relations Coordinator and Laura Nichol, Volunteers and Outreach Coordinator, are in …

Alex Decoteau – September 10th, 1917

1905 Street, Letters From History

This is the last of our series of letters written by Alex Decoteau to his sister after he enlisted in the army. It provides us with insights into Alex’s nature, the experience of soldiers who fought in the Great War, and the level of participation in the war on the part of Edmontonians. It is a particularly poignant account, as …

Proud Recipients of the Robert R. Janes Award

Featured News, FEP News

Fort Edmonton Park is thrilled to be the 2017 recipient of the Robert R. Janes Award for Social Responsibility. It is an incredible honour and we want to thank the Alberta Museums Association as well as recognize our partners, the Métis Nation of Alberta and Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations. The Selection Committee identified our commitment to embracing the …

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Volunteer Profile: The Banu Family

Featured News, Volunteers

Ronin and Silas Banu are having a pretty special summer: between teething on raw potatoes and learning to walk in the Fort Courtyard, these twin one-year-old volunteers are having adventures that other modern toddlers won’t have. Interestingly, historic children probably wouldn’t either! “Twins were very uncommon in the fur-trade,” says their Mom, Laura, “It was just as likely that a …

Have you visited the Motordrome, current home to the Park’s restored 1920 Harley-Davidson?

1920 Street, Featured News, Interesting Objects

Harley-Davidson Company dates back to 1903, and grew to be one of the leading producers of American motorcycles alongside competing brands like Indian and Excelsior. Motorcycles, like this 1920 Harley Model 20F, appeared on the automotive scene in Edmonton, likely after the arrival of Edmonton’s very first motorcar in 1904. Side History of the Sidecar: When it came to that moment one had …

HISTORY WELL TOLD: Alice Harkness – by Tom Long

Featured News

I will always remember Alice Harkness. Granted, not as well as some of the costumed interpreters who preceded me or even as well as some of the many long-time visitors who took comfort around Alice’s campfire and fed themselves with her unparalleled fried bannock. I only worked with Alice briefly and towards the end of her long career. Alice was hired at …

Exploring Turtle Island

Featured News

By Keltie MacKenzie In light of the exciting announcement that Fort Edmonton Park will be receiving funding from the federal government, there has been a great deal of talk about one of the major aspects of this expansion, called the The Indigenous Peoples Experience (IPE). The IPE will aim to educate on Indigenous culture, treaties, and Indigenous history in the Edmonton …

Government of Canada Supports Expansion of Edmonton’s Historical Living Museum

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News release For immediate release March 3, 2017 Edmonton, Alberta | Infrastructure Canada Historical exhibitions embody the story of Canada, preserving the experiences of its people and places and inspiring visitors to explore and understand the world around them. The Government of Canada recognizes that strategic investments in public infrastructure—including funding for cultural projects—play a key role in supporting dynamic …