My Experience as a First Year Interpreter – By Andrea Rankin

1885 Street

This was my first summer as a Costumed Historical Interpreter at Fort Edmonton Park. Born and raised in Edmonton, I started at the beginning of May wide-eyed and eager with no idea of what to expect. With a love of history and a background in the performing arts, I spent my summer learning and sharing with Edmontonians of all ages …

Beyond the Bob: 1920s Hairstyles- Part I: The Long Hair Dilemma

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Listen: ‘ª Shall I Have It Bobbed or Shingled? One of the first challenges I came across when preparing to work as a costumed historical interpreter on 1920s street at Fort Edmonton Park last summer was the issue of hairstyles. Namely, when you think of the 1920s, what pops into your head? Probably something like this: Known as the “bob”, this short hairstyle is iconic …