Our 30th Anniversary and Book Launch Gala

Join the Highlands Historical Society on October 11, 2018 for a very special event as we celebrate our 30th Anniversary and launch our latest book “James Bond Steele Diaries – The Daily Life of a One-Room Schoolteacher in Early Edmonton 1885-1891.”  The event will be held at the Highlands Golf Course. Doors will open at…

Speaker Series Worth a Listen

  “We had a great turnout at our speaker event on June 5th” enthused Melanie Moore, board member and co-organizer of the Speaker Series, a popular speaking event where the Highlands Historical Society invites experts to speak on various topics. Dr. Rod MacLeod regaled the group with interesting anecdotes and little known facts about aviation…

Walking & Bus Tours & Open Doors Launch a Success

Walking tours of the Highlands, as part of the Open Doors Festival in July, continue to be popular year after year. People are fascinated by the stories and the architecture of one of Edmonton’s premier historical communities. This year, 20+ people joined Robyn Fowler, a board member of the Highlands Historical Society, as she pointed…

Highlands Lawn Bowling Club – 100 Years!

  Lawn bowling has a long history in the Highlands. A photo exists from 1918 depicting a happy group of lawn bowlers on William Magrath’s lawn on Ada Boulevard. Magrath was co-owner of the Magrath-Holgate & Co. Ltd., the developer and builder of the Highlands subdivision in the early 20th century. Magrath was an avid sportsman,…