The first Christian missionaries in present-day Alberta came during a
period of enormous change in the land. These Methodist missionaries,
such as Robert Rundle, Henry Steinhauer and George and John McDougall were
witnesses and active agents in shaping the emerging society.
The Heritage Community Foundation and its
partners are pleased to present this website resource
to help Alberta's history come alive for everyone. Encounter these
early missionaries and the
mission sites they
established. Explore their work and vocation in relation to the Christian
tradition, mission organizations, Hudson's Bay
Company, First Nations and the emerging Canadian society.
Many questions surround the missionary era. Why did they come? How did they understand their mission? What was
their experience of First Nations people and the era of dramatic changes? What was
their role in the development of the society? These and other questions
are addressed using text, images, audio and video presenting the life and
times of these men and women and the people they encountered in the land.