About

Registration for 2018/2019 History Centre programs is now full!

To be added to the wait list for the 2018/19 school year, please email museumprograms@fortsask.ca or call 780-992-6635. For more information about registration, please visit the School Programs page.

 

The Fort Heritage Precinct would like to thank the Edmonton and District Historical Society and the Phyllis Arnold Learning Fund for supporting the 2018/19 History Centre Programs! Thanks to these generous donors, each class that participates in one of our History Centre programs this year will receive an $80 rebate.

Our Mission

Through the collection, research, preservation, and interpretation of local history, we create an environment of inspiration for our regional community to discover the development of Fort Saskatchewan and surrounding areas and its relevance to Western Canadian and Canadian history.

The History Centre

The work of the History Centre is designed to support the delivery of knowledge, outcomes and historical thinking skills as outlined in the Alberta Social Studies Curriculum by offering engaging and interactive programs for grades 4 and 5. Through various sessions, instructed by knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff, we offer teachers and students a unique opportunity to bring the history of Alberta and Canada to life .

Sponsored by the Edmonton & District Historical Society and the City of Fort Saskatchewan, the History Centre operates from the realistic and historic setting of the Fort Saskatchewan Museum and Historic Site, where history truly comes alive.

Additional funding by the Edmonton Community Foundation.

Accessibility

Both the North West Mounted Police Fort and Warden’s Residence are wheelchair/walker accessible. The Historical Village is not wheelchair accessible, however, it can be managed by individuals with limited walking abilities who do not tire easily.

The Fort Heritage Precinct is an outdoor site so be sure to prepare for the weather and bring a pair of walking shoes in order to spend a couple of hours experiencing all that the site has to offer.

"The instructors are fantastic! Their knowledge of Canadian history is amazing. It was very motivating for the students to be able to ask questions that they wanted and have them answered."