2019 Schedule of Events
October 2, 7-8:30 pm: Speaker Series: “Highlanders before the Highlands” – Dylan Reade, Filmmaker, will tell the story of the Long Lake (Kinokamau) Metis settlement of the 1860s and early 1870s. Learn the surprising and little-known background of the Gullion, Borwick, and Fraser families in the years before they became the first settlers in what is now Edmonton’s Highlands. The Highlands Library, Program Room; 6710-118 Avenue. Free for HHS Members; $5.00 Non-members
September 14, 11 am-7 pm. VIP Wagon Tour: The Highlands Historical Society presents “VIP Wagon Tour” on Saturday, September 14, 2019 featuring Fox Burger and Be-a-Bella. For the first time ever, we are offering VIP experiences with a “Family tour” (welcoming families with young ones) and a night out with the “Date Night Package.” Date Night Package: $35/person for members, $45/person for non-members; Family Tour: $20/person.
July 1-7, 11 am-1 pm: Edmonton Historic Festival and Doors Open – Tours in the Highlands: 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
June 1, 11 am-1 pm: Urban Sketchers Edmonton Come to Highlands: Join us and try your hand at sketching with Edmonton’s Historian Laureate, Marlena Wyman, starting at 11 am in front of the Owen Residence at 11227-63 Street. (Rain out, Highlands Junior High). This event is free.
May 31, Decorative Plaque Submission Deadline. Email Plaques Coordinator with your information.
February 27, 7-8:30 pm: Talk by Ken Tingley, author of, “My Heart’s in the Highlands” on the topic of “100 Years Ago. The Spanish Flu Hits the Highlands.” @ the Highlands Library, 6710-118 Avenue. Free for HHS Members. $5.00 Non-members
November 24, 1-3 pm: Annual General Meeting. Highlands Community League Hall at 6112 113 avenue. Editor of the James Bond Steele Diaries, Melanie Moore, will present highlights from the HHS’s latest book. Join us for refreshments and networking.
October 11, 6 – 9 pm: Highlands Golf Course. HHS 30th Anniversary Celebration and Launch of our new book: James Bond Steele: Diaries of a One-Room Schoolteacher 1885-1891. Includes food, fun and entertainment. Click here for more information!
September 18, 7-8:30 pm: How to Research the History of Your Home @ Highlands Library, 6710 118 Ave. Offered for homeowners in the Highlands Community who are interested in learning about getting a plaque for their home (if it is more than 50 years old.)
September 12, 7-8:30 pm: Talk by Kristine Reid of the Olde Towne Beverly Historical Society on the topic of Coal Mining in Beverly and the Highlands @ the Highlands Library, 6710-118 Avenue. Free for HHS Members. $5.00 Non-members
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Hope to see you soon, and often!