Calgarians with money and a sense of adventure embraced the newfangled automobile with open arms. Grab your duster and goggles and join our excursion into the novelty, freedom, challenges and misadventures of early motoring in Calgary. You don't even need a license--there weren't any!
Chinook County Historical Society presents this online presentation in partnership with the Calgary Public Library. Please check the Calgary Public Library website for details on how to access the talk.
See the April 2020 CCHS newsletter for an update on planning for Historic Calgary Week in light of the current Covid-19 pandemic. The newsletter also features Don Smith's review of Jack Dunn's, The Northwest Mounted Police, 1873-1885.
The AGM of the Historical Society of Alberta, scheduled for Saturday, May 23, has been postponed. All of those currently registered for the AGM will be contacted with further details. For more information, please see the attached letter from HSA president Tim Marriott.
In September 1902 the whaling vessel Nova Zembla struck a reef off Baffin Island and sank fast. Using first-hand accounts and other historic clues Dr. Michael Moloney and Dr. Matthew Ayre, research fellows at the Arctic Institute of North America, UCalgary, found the remains of the wreck and will take you through their fascinating investigation.
Monday, March 4
Patricia A. Whelan Performance Hall, Central Library
Free Event, No Registration Required
Read our latest monthly newsletter, featuring the announcement of the recipient of the 2019 Diana Sim Volunteer Recognition Award and an article by Shari Peyerl on holiday photos from the Glenbow.
Read our latest monthly newsletter, featuring articles by Jennifer E. Salahub, Professor Emerita at AUArts and Christine Hayes, information specialist for the Calgary Public Library.
Congratulations to our friends with the Calgary Gay History Project, which has been shortlisted for the Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Community Programming. See here for the full list of shortlisted candidates.
Our 2018 initiative to launch a monthly e-newsletter for CCHS members was stalled due to unforeseen circumstances. We are pleased to announce that this project is now up and running for the 2019/2020 season. In addition to our quarterly print newsletters, CCHS members with e-mail addresses can now expect to receive an e-newsletter sent to their inboxes on the 15th of every month. We will also make the newsletter available here.