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Alberta Heritage Online


Alberta Heritage Online

Alberta Heritage Online is the gateway to Alberta's heritage resources including museums, historic sites and archives. It promotes cultural tourism through showcasing Places to Go as well as providing a directory of heritage institutions and organizations.


Elders' Voices


Elders' Voices

They are the ones who remember. They are the keepers of knowledge, and the living memories of ancient cultures. They are the Elders of Alberta’s Aboriginal communities. Read and hear the stories of Elders in Elders’ Voices, a multimedia testament to the resilience of those who have struggled to keep the old world from being completely swept away by the new.


Alberta's Fracnophone Heritage


Alberta's Francophone Heritage

Francophone Alberta is important historically, politically, economically, culturally and socially. Discover more through Alberta's Francophone  Heritage and its telling of individual and community stories from the era of the fur trade to contemporary Francophone communities confidently embracing the future.


Alberta: Home, Home On the Plains


Alberta: Home, Home on the Plains

To make way for western settlement and the building of the railways, in the latter half of the 19th century, Treaties were undertaken by the Government of Canada with Aboriginal People. Discover the settlement era in Alberta with a focus on early settlement, rural life, farming and ranching.


Alberta: How the West Was Young


Alberta: How the West Was Young

Join us as we discover the early history of Alberta going back 11,000 years. The site explores Aboriginal history from the Pre-Contact Era through to the Fur Trade and the Métis—the people who bridged the Old and New Worlds.


Nature: Alberta Naturally


Alberta: Naturally

This site explores the natural history of Alberta through an ecosystems approach. Explore the natural regions of Alberta, the flora and fauna, through text, over 700 images, 225 audio files and a flashzone designed specifically for children of all ages.


Alberta's Arts Heritage


Alberta's Arts Heritage

The Heritage Community Foundation and CKUA Radio Network are thrilled to provide users of the World Wide Web with a rich and dynamic resource on the arts in Alberta. This site provides a chance to learn about the people and organizations that have contributed to development of the arts and culture in Alberta.


Alberta's Arts Heritage


Alberta's Aviation Heritage

This site presents Alberta's contribution to aviation history. Barnstorming, international airfields and early flying inventions come alive as you watch oral histories, listen to Heritage Trails, and read about the pioneers of flight.


Alberta's Inventors and inventions


Alberta's Inventors and Inventions

The site explores innovation and invention through the patent process and provides access to thousands of patent records. Individual inventors and inventions are profiled and the inventive spirit is seen as crucial to the past and future development of the province of Alberta.


Alberta 's Natural Resources


Alberta's Natural Resources

Alberta's development, past and present, depends on our natural resources. This site provides primary information about Soils and Agriculture, Hydrocarbons and Forests. As well, it explores the history of resource extraction, innovation in resource use as well as issues.


Alberta's Political History


Alberta's Political History

Learn all about the political life of Alberta from past to present—elected officials, the buildings and the stories.  Topics covered include Political Institutions, Elections, People and Events.   An interactive map allows you to search election records from 1905.


Alberta's Arts Heritage


Alberta's Telephone Heritage

From Alex Taylor to Telus Communications, this site looks at the technology of the telephone and celebrates its development in Alberta. Oral histories, Heritage Trails, and a searchable database let visitors really explore Alberta's telephone heritage.


Albertans: Who Do They Think They Are?


Albertans: Who Do They Think They Are?

Explore the cultural diversity of Alberta with a focus on the people and issues that have helped make Alberta the dynamic province it is today. More than 60 ethnocultural groups are represented including their history, culture, traditions and contributions.


Alberta's Italian Community


Celebrating Alberta's Italian Community

Immigrants from Italy began to come to Western Canada in the 1880s to work on the railways and in the mines. Explore the settlement history, culture, traditions, achievements and contributions of Italian-Canadians. The site includes profiles of individuals and organizations, photo albums as well as discussions of painful issues such as discrimination and internment.


The City of Edmonton Archives


City of Edmonton Archives - Online Catalogue

The City of Edmonton Archives is a treasure trove of documents and images important to an understanding of the history of the City and region.  The Online Catalogues includes more than 10,000 historic photographs spanning more than 100 years.


CKUA Sound Archives


CKUA Sound Archives

The CKUA Radio Network is Canada's first educational broadcaster and Canada's first public broadcaster. Its sound archives are important to the public life, arts and culture of Alberta. Listen to over 800 hours of CKUA programming including Arts Alberta, Speaker of the Week and Current Affairs.


Doors Open Alberta


Doors Open Alberta

This site promotes Doors Open Alberta—an annual special event that showcases the architectural heritage of Alberta. Visit the site to find out about our architectural history and different kinds of buildings from modest to extravagant.


Edmonton Oilers Heritage


Edmonton Oilers Heritage

This website coincides with the Edmonton Oilers' 25th Anniversary Celebration marking their arrival in the National Hockey League (NHL) in the 1979-80 season. The site commemorates the rich history and contributions of the Oilers to professional hockey and includes player profiles, memorabilia, video and a photo database.


Edukits


Edukits.ca

This site is a public learning portal that showcases Edukits developed by the Heritage Community Foundation drawing on its educational websites found at www.albertasource.ca. Edukits are a dynamic assemblage of educational resources including lesson plans, activities, games and interactive content to capture students' imaginations and promote hands-on learning.


Famous 5


The Famous 5

Until the Famous 5—Nellie McClung, Emily Murphy, Irene Parlby, Henrietta Muir Edwards and Louise McKinney—decided to challenge the Government of Canada, women were not considered "persons" in the law. Find out about these five amazing women and their contributions to Canadian society and the advancement of women's rights.


Great Alberta Law Cases


Great Alberta Law Cases

This interactive site presents, in audio format, dramatizations of 30 of Alberta's most interesting, contentious and influential legal battles. The site presents civil, criminal and constitutional cases from when Alberta was a part of the Northwest Territories to the present.


Methodist Missionaries in Alberta


Methodist Missionaries in Alberta

Find out about Methodism in Canada as an aspect of the settlement of the Canadian West. The missionaries came to spread the faith but also became tools for government policy in relation to Aboriginal People. This legacy, good and bad, is explored.



The Métis in Alberta

Explore the rich history of the first Francophone community in Alberta through The Métis in Alberta, a fully bilingual website showcasing the origins, the people, and the culture of the Métis who have helped shaped this province into what it is today.


The missionary Oblates


For the Life of the World: The Missionary Oblates

This site explores the 19th century French missionary order that still serves in First Nations' communities in Western and Northern Canada. Through three small virtual exhibits find out about the vocation of these early missionaries.


Northlands Park


Nature's Laws

Experience the culture and traditions of the First Nation People with Nature's Laws - a website describing aboriginal views on the governance of life.


Northlands Park


Northlands Park - Memories Worth Keeping

This website explores the long and rich heritage of Northlands Park—a community organization—over 125 years. Northlands is seen as key to the development of not only the City of Edmonton but also the region. Explore the agricultural roots; rodeo; horse racing; arts and cultural events; trade shows and other economic development activities from past to present.


Spirit of the Peace


Spirit of the Peace Museums - Online Catalogue

This online digital catalogue provides access to selected artifacts, archival images and records drawn from  the collections of 26 museums in northern Alberta (the Spirit of the Peace Museums Network). Images relate to Aboriginal and settlement history and include natural history specimens.


St. Vincent and St. Paul


St. Vincent and St. Paul

The Era of the Fur Trade first brought Francophone fur traders to northern Alberta and created Métis communities. Missionary orders, such as the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, came next to serve Aboriginal Peoples to be followed by settlers. Join us as we examine the history and dynamics of two of Alberta's important French communities.


Treaty 8


Treaty 8

This virtual exhibit explores the making of Treaty 8 through text, historic photographs, audio, video and contextual information, as well as exploring the culture and lifeways of First Nations people.


Volunteersim in Alberta


Volunteerism in Alberta: 100 Years of Celebrating Community

The selfless acts of thousands of Albertan volunteers have defined the province since the first explorers entered Western Canada. Find out about the people and the organizations they formed who have dedicated themselves to advancing the causes of others without the expectation of being compensated. Alberta's volunteers are one of our most valuable natural resources, and they have been improving community for over 100 years.


When Coal Was King: Coal Mining in Western Canada


When Coal Was King: Coal Mining in Western Canada

This site is the first phase of a multi-phase project that will result in a national website that explores coal mining—past, present and future. Text, images, audio and video are used to tell a compelling story. The website is a part of the Year of the Coal Miner project, a major education and awareness campaign involving Alberta and British Columbia partners.


Wings Over Alberta


Wings Over Alberta

Find out about Canadians at war and the contributions made by military personnel and civilians alike in World War II. Learn about the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) and its role in Canada's contribution to the war effort. Find out about Canada's Armed Forces, the homefront as well as air training centres.


Women of Aspenland


Women of Aspenland - Images from Central Alberta

This virtual exhibit explores 100 years of Western settlement history from a woman's perspective and includes artifacts and images from Central Alberta Regional Museums Network (CARMN) members.  Individual women and communities are profiled from the Contact with Aboriginal People in the Methodist Mission Era through the first part of the 20th century. Both human and natural history perspectives are included.


YouthSource


Youth Source

This site showcases projects undertaken by Alberta children and youth that explore community history, landscapes and environments.  It provides a resource for teachers desiring to explore the historical, natural, cultural, scientific and technological heritage through experiential learning using web resources.


Alberta Heritage Alphabet


Alberta Heritage Alphabet

This site presents an overview of the historical, cultural, natural, scientific and technological heritage of Alberta. Through the letters of the alphabet, information is presented at three levels for elementary, secondary and adult learners.


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