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Here are the events coming soon:
Urban Sketchers Edmonton Come to Highlands– June 1, 11 AM to 1 PM
We are proud to introduce Urban Sketchers Edmonton to our neighborhood. Urban Sketchers Edmonton is part of the network of artists from around the world known as Urban Sketchers. Edmonton’s Historian Laureate, Marlena Wyman, is one of the co-founders of Urban Sketchers Edmonton, and since she was appointed Historian Laureate in 2018, she has been organizing outings for the group to sketch Edmonton’s heritage architecture.
The Highlands Historical Society is excited to invite artists of all skill levels and all ages to sketch with Marlena and Urban Sketchers Edmonton in the Highlands. Please bring everything you might need to sketch (pen, pencil, notepad, paper etc).
Meet us June 1st at 11 AM in front of the Owen Residence at 11227-63 Street. (Rain out, Highlands Junior High). This event is free.
At 1PM, we will retire to the Highlands Golf Course to share sketches and good company. Drinks and food are available for purchase.
Learn more about Urban Sketchers Edmonton here:
Artwork by (from left to right): Molstad House by Jo-Anne Farley, Ortona Armouries by Angie Sotiropoulos, the Nurses Home Building by Marlena Wyman.
Neighborhood Tours – July 1st through 7th
To celebrate Edmonton Historical Week, we will be hosting a classic walking tour of the neighborhood, as well as TWO bus tours this year! Come take a stroll under the swooping elm trees as you learn the history of our neighborhood, accompanied by knowledgeable local tour guides.
Walking Tour: $5; Bus Tour: $10
Bus Tour: Tuesday, July 2 from 6:30 – 8:30PM
Walking Tour: Saturday, July 6 from 2 – 4 PM
Bus Tour: Sunday, July 7 from 1:30 -3:30PM
Photo Credit: Dustin Jussila
VIP Horse Drawn Wagon Tours – August 2019
Experience a guided horse drawn wagon tour through the Historical Highlands! We will be partnering with Highlands businesses to create an experience you won’t forget!
There will be separate VIP experience options available for adults and families. More details to follow.
At Home – The Bury Residence – For Members Only! – September 2019
Exclusive to members of the Highlands Historical Society: The Bury Residence (11122 – 62 Street) hosts an “At Home”. Come see the home of a mayor, a judge, 2 MLAs, and learn more about the history of The Bury Residence!
Details to be announced.
Speaker Series with Dylan Reade on the Métis Settlement and Long Lake – September 2019
The original Highlands settlers, the Gullions, lived at Long Lake before they arrived in the Highlands. Videographer Dylan Reade will be sharing their story.
Free for members; Non-members: $5
Annual General Meeting – November 23, 2019, 1PM
The Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 1 PM. A new board will be elected, we will conduct a year in review, and announce what’s in store for 2020! Details to be announced.