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…

Don’t miss the AGM Round-up!

Don’t miss the Highlands Historical Society Annual General Meeting! Why should you be here: The ghost of William Magrath (Sid van der Meullen, a former Highlander) makes a surprise presentation Roundup of our busy 2019, A Glimpse at 2020 (why you should renew your membership!) Coffee and snacks. Where: Highlands United Church When: 1 pm…

At Home with the Heards

Come and visit the Heards and see their beautiful home, dressed for the season. This home was once owned by Mayor Ambrose Bury and his family. After, come across the alley for some Christmas Cheer at Bill Pick’s home, once owned by John Bond and his family. This is a members only event, but you…

James Bond Steele Presentation

Edmonton and District Historical Society, Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM, Old Timer’s Cabin Everyone is welcome to come out and join the Edmonton and District Historical Society for a presentation: “James Bond Steele: Diaries of a One-Room Schoolteacher 1885-1891” with Melanie Moore, Bill Pick and Robyn Fowler of Highlands Historical…