As we embrace these wintry months like Ernie Pool in the feature photo, delivering bread in Highlands and Beverly for McGavin’s bakery in 1931, the Highlands Historical Society would like to extend a warm invitation to our first and upcoming speaker series of 2019!
Feature Photo courtesy: City of Edmonton Archives (Photo EA-160-1451) and the Highlands Historical Society (My Heart’s in the Highlands by Ken Tingley)
Join us on Wednesday, February 27 at 7 pm in the Program Room of the Highlands Public Library with author, Ken Tingley, of “My Heart’s in the Highlands,” who will speak on “100 Years Ago. The Spanish Flu Hit the Highlands.”
Photo Courtesy: Ted Smith, taken at our last speaker series, “Coal Mining in Highlands and Beverly” hosted by the Highlands Historical Society and Olde Town Beverly Historical Society
Ken Tingley was Edmonton’s first Historian Laureate and we have the pleasure to travel in time with him as he reveals to us the Spanish flu when it hit the Highlands 100 years ago. For those of you who have not yet had the chance to enjoy our speaker series, we look forward to meeting you!
Admission is free for members and $5 for non-members. You will have the opportunity to purchase your membership for 2019 at this speaker series. Free admission to our speaker series is just one of the many perks of being a member!
Furthermore, the Highlands Historical Society is excited to host the Highlands Pub Night on Friday, March 15, 2019! We look forward to meeting members of the community along with new and past HHS members! The theme is green as we march into an evening of Irish celebration and live music!
We look forward to updating you with more events planned for this year.
Stay tuned for more!