Shelly McElroy has been named the Calgary Public Library's 2022 Historian in Residence. She has a background in education, agriculture, counselling, and museums and is the curator of Pioneer Acres Museum in Irricana, Alberta. Her work considers how agriculture shaped life in Calgary and area in the early twentieth century — and how it still does. Shelly will be providing talks and tours to help Library members understand the work involved in running a museum: making phone calls, having 35 browser tabs open on a computer, figuring out what kinds of ant traps work best, but also considering the changing role of museums and reflecting on their significance as we move into an increasingly digital future.
Click the button below to learn more about the Historian in Residence program or to book a consultation.
Earlier this year Calgary City Council approved funding for Heritage Calgary to undertake a Naming, Renaming, and Commemoration Project to develop a framework that organizations and groups can use to guide decision making when considering naming, renaming, commemoration and removal.
Heritage Calgary is looking for community input to help develop the framework. Please follow the link below if you are interested in participating in their engagement survey.
Okotoks has added three Municipal Historic Designations to the Alberta Register of Historic Places. These resources are have been deemed by their municipality to be of significant heritage value to their community. Like Provincial Historic Resources, municipally designated properties are protected under the Historical Resources Act and qualify for conservation grants from the Heritage Preservation Partnership Program. Follow the link below to read more about the three resources.
September 23 | 7:00pm
Join photographer Joe Chowaniec on a virtual journey of Abandoned Alberta — Royal Alberta Museum's current community exhibition. You'll get a glimpse of Joe's early work, discover some of the stories behind Abandoned Alberta, and get to see a sampling of Joe's latest photos.
Find out more here: Full event details & pay-what-you-will tickets and available through Eventbrite
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