Category: Events and Updates

Postponed in response to COVID-19: John McDougall to present “Community Builders – Edmonton Focused/Globally Connected

John McDougall will present “Community Builders – Edmonton Focused/Globally Connected” as part of the HHS “Speaker Series”, at POSTPONED 7 pm at Highlands Library. John is a 4th generation Edmontonian down 2 branches – he descends from McDougalls and MacKays. He lived his formative years in the Highlands. John is an engineer. He worked in…

Marlena Wyman opens her exhibit “Sketching History” at the Prince of Wales Armouries

On November 20, 2019, the Prince of Wales Armouries opened their doors to launch a new exhibit on Edmonton’s architectural heritage through the medium of sketching. Marlena Wyman, Edmonton’s departing Historian Laureate, and members of Urban Sketchers Edmonton showcase the historically unique and significant locations in our city. Working with the Edmonton Historical Board and…

Tonight’s Sketching History Exhibit Launch

Marlena Wyman, Edmonton’s Historian Laureate, invites you to tonight’s launch of “Sketching History: Rediscovering Edmonton’s Architectural Heritage through Urban Sketching.” Some sketches of Highlands will be included in this exhibit from our Sketch-out of the Owens Residence earlier this year! We invite you to join us: Wednesday November 20, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm Prince…

The Gullions: A reunion of descendants of the original “Highlands” River Lot families

By Carol Snyder Since 1983 I have lived on the land once claimed as River Lot 32 in what became the City of Edmonton.  I became very interested in the first people who settled on this land and have spent many years researching the families, and meeting many descendants. The Gullion brothers had arrived from Scotland…