Sidewalk stamps are comprised of street names and contractor logos imprinted in concrete sidewalks. In Calgary, the earliest ones that can still be seen are found in the Beltline and dated 1907 although it’s possible that even older ones might still exist underneath old asphalt repairs. While the City of Calgary no longer requires that street names appear on its sidewalks, to this day contractors continue to affix their logo to new sidewalks.
This self-guided walking tour begins on the southeast corner of 7th Ave and 1st St NW in Crescent Heights, due east of the LDS Church.
Download the Self-guided sidewalk stamp tour document below for a complete guide for the tour. Additional "attachments" available for download below provide further historical information on some of the stops.
CCHS extends a big thank you to Alan Zakrison for putting together this detailed tour.
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
Many historians acknowledge the Glenbow as their favourite archive. Doug Cass had a lot to do with creating a warm and welcoming environment. He was genuinely interested in what researchers were working on and was always helpful in ferreting out sources that enriched and expanded our work. His knowledge of the collections was unparalleled. One hour with Doug was worth a full day’s work in another archives. Over many decades, he has advised researchers working in a diverse range of fields, including histories of petroleum, labour and the working class, Indigenous peoples, the North-West Mounted Police, farming, ranching, politics, railroads, women and gender, and many more. We thank him for his energetic acquisition of manuscripts, photographs, and other archival records that made the Glenbow such an extraordinary place for researching Western Canada. As the library hours were curtailed and staff budgets threatened, Doug maintained professional advocacy for the library and archives, and for the inherent connections among all the collections. We will miss him, and the Glenbow, but we wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement and hope his legacy is carried on in the new University of Calgary setting.
The Scarboro Community Association is hosting an interactive history workshop on Wednesday night, June 16th at 7pm to celebrate the finalization of its Historical Context Paper (almost 200 pages). See: www.scarborocommunity.com/heritage. A 1-hour online presentation plus 30 minutes for questions will focus on Scarboro’s unique community history. Click here to reserve your free ticket on Eventbrite.
Improvements are underway to the Glenbow Digital Collection at University of Calgary Libraries.· The updated collection is available here: https://digitalcollections.ucalgary.ca· Webinars are available about the Glenbow Digital Collection and how to use it. Register here: https://workrooms.ucalgary.ca/calendar/lcr-workshops?cid=3603&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=3603&ct=34530&inc=0.
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Welcome to new Board Members:
Mary Ann Kenny
Walt DeBoni, Past President
Jackie Kleiner, President
Graeme Miller, Secretary
Paul Mercer, First Vice President
Megan Ballard, Second Vice President
Kim Geraldi, Director
Sarah Harvey, Director (Social Media)
Patrick Mealey, Director (Programs)
Andrew Bardsley, Director (App Committee)
Thank you to outgoing members: Nicole Marion-Patola, Kari Burgess, and Vivian Sampson
The main change will allow for electronic forms of meeting notification, voting etc for the Board and Members. Also termination of membership is scheduled when fees are 6 months overdue. President can serve more than one two year term if there is no one to succeed them.
CCHS is in a very good position financially. We have a small surplus, donations have remained strong and funds have been set aside for the development of the Walking App. We are currently invested in two GIC’s.
Thank you to Roberta Ryckman and Ron Kessler for acting as Auditors.
Since August 2020 we have hosted 18 events, 1556 households have tuned in, for an estimated 2000 participants. Virtual programs are scheduled until mid June. Thank you to the Calgary Public Library for hosting us.
We are planning a modified Historic Calgary Week for July 23 to August 2, 2021, stay tuned!
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Given that restrictions continue to be in place preventing us from meeting in person, we decided to hold our AGM virtually. We hope that you will join us for this important annual event. You can participate on Zoom, which also has a phone-in feature. Please register for the AGM by emailing your intent to attend the meeting virtually to email@example.com. You will receive connection information and meeting materials in the week prior to the meeting. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (403) 261-4667.
Congratulations to Kristian Belliveau, recipient of the 2020 Elise Corbet Scholarship. Born and raised in Calgary, Kristian is in his fourth and final year of his undergraduate degree in at the University of Calgary, majoring in History. Kristian is passionate about 20th century European and Canadian History, and intends to pursue a career in Education.
The Elise Corbet Scholarship is sponsored by the Chinook Country Historical Society. It is offered annually to a continuing undergraduate student in the University of Calgary Faculty of Arts, majoring in History. The recipient must take a minimum of two Canadian History courses (and received a grade of B or better in at least two of the courses) and have a GPA of 3.20 or higher in their last 5 history classes.