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

Who we are is reflected in the personal account of our Editor of ALBERTA HISTORY, Hugh Dempsey. Hear his story here:

Interview with Hugh Dempsey

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Annual General Meeting and Awards Luncheon

Annual General Meeting and Awards Luncheon

The Annual General Meeting and Awards Luncheon will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #27, 9964 93 'Avenue, Fort Saskatchewan, AB commencing at 10:00 a.m.

Click here to see the brochure (PDF file).

Please register on or before May 20, 2017.


Alberta Mix Tape 2015

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)