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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

Mark Your Calendars!!!
The H.S.A. Annual General Meeting & Awards Luncheon will be held in High River, Saturday, May 28, 2016
The Annual General Meeting of The Historical Society of Alberta, and the Awards Luncheon will take place at the Heritage Inn, 1104 11the Ave. SE, High River on May 28th, 2016. Please consider coming to High River to see what wonderful changes are taking place after the devastating flood of 2013.

Following the AGM and Awards Luncheon, there will be a tour of the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site.

Delegate registration: 9:00 to 9:45 A.M.
Annual General Meeting: 10:00 A.M.
Awards luncheon: 11:30 A.M.
Bar U Ranch Tour: 1:30 P.M.
Contact Debbie at the H.S.A. Office
Call 403.261.3662 for more details.

CLICK here for our 2016 AGM/Awards Luncheon Brochure

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)