Mid 1940′s

Banff Springs Hotel, Alberta


Irene Cottage Hospital, Peace River, Alberta


Alberta Provincial Police launching a patrol boat on the Peace River at Fort Vermilion


First Street Car in Edmonton, Alberta


Drive-in theater near Red Deer

1927 – 1938

Red Deer River Ferry


View of Calgary, Alberta


Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Alberta


Fire Brigade at Civic Block, Edmonton


YMCA Calgary begins operating a library, public reading rooms and classes for young men and boys in the Maclean Block in downtown Calgary. Calgary's Population: 4,398, YMCA Calgary Members: 125


Red Deer, Alberta


Agricultural Colleges of Alberta


Old City Hall, Calgary, Alberta


Westminister School, Lethbridge, Alberta


Baby Clinic, Department of Health, Edmonton, Alberta


Victoria Day Celebration, Peace River


Camangay School, Lethbridge


Homesteading in Peace River Country, Alberta


Queen's Avenue School, Edmonton, Alberta


Building the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday. - Pearl Buck

The Historical Society of Alberta and the Alberta Records Publication Board are pleased to announce publication of The Hudson’s Bay Company Edmonton House Journals, Correspondence and District Reports 1806 – 1821 as the 19th volume in the ARPB series.
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Celebrating Turner Valley’s 100th Anniversary: We’d love to have you join the Historical Society of Alberta as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the west’s first commercial oilfield at Turner Valley on May 31, 2014. As a departure from the past formats for our Annual Conference/ Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet, we are looking forward to spending a day in Turner Valley. We will hold our Annual General Meeting in the morning, then host an Awards Luncheon with presentations and awards. Following the festive luncheon, we will tour the newly-opened (May 14, 2014) Turner Valley Gas Plant Interpretive Centre.
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Alberta Mix Tape: These are songs ABOUT Alberta, not necessarily by Albertans. For you to enjoy while out doing Alberta history or just to enjoy, the Historical Society of Alberta has put together this list of songs. Who knows, as you listen to some great music, you may even learn more about the history and people of this phenomenal province. Note: we have been able to find and listen to 200 or so of these songs through CDs and downloadable sources but some were never recorded and, indeed, may not have been sung or played in many years. Some of these songs are, today, simply sheet music to be found in archives and libraries across the province.Select this link to continue >> (PDF File)