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

This year we are offering 91 programming dates! Please visit the School Programs page to register.

 

Rebate amounts for 2018/2019 History Centre programs have not yet been determined, but will be confirmed by mid-September. 

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.

"What a great field trip and opportunity you have provided my students!! The grade fours were totally engaged and thrilled with the learning experience today. Your staff were amazing. They brought the curriculum alive for my class. This will be the highlight of our year!! Many thanks."