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Yes, the Fort Saskatchewan sheep are coming.  The famous flock will be arriving on Saturday, July 2nd, as a part of the Legacy Park Family Festival. Thanks to Kathy, our shepherdess, and Rocky, one of her best sheepdogs, you can see them as they parade through Fort Saskatchewan, and meet and mingle with them at Legacy Park.

The flock will be available for feeding and petting from Thursday-Sunday throughout the summer at the Fort Heritage Precinct in Peter T. Ream Historical Park. Our Who Was Here Before Us? programs that run throughout the summer will have a chance to meet them, see a herding demonstration, and feed them carrots on Thursdays and Fridays.

The Sheep Are Coming!

Posted on May 31, 2018Press Release

Yes, the Fort Saskatchewan sheep are coming.  The famous flock will be arriving on Saturday, July 2nd, as a part of the Legacy Park Family Festival. Thanks to Kathy, our shepherdess, and Rocky, one of her best sheepdogs, you can see them as they parade through Fort Saskatchewan, and meet and mingle with them at […]

Peoples of the North Saskatchewan Festival a Great Success

Posted on May 31, 2018EventsPress Release

We are happy to report that the “People of the North Saskatchewan Festival” on May 15th and 16th, 2018 was a resounding success. The Festival, which is put on annually by the Fort Saskatchewan Historical Society, is a free event run primarily by volunteers that showcases Fort Saskatchewan’s history and the stories of the people […]

More Program Dates in 2018!

Posted on May 29, 2018Sessions

Because of the overwhelmingly positive response to our programs, the 2017 City of Fort Saskatchewan Council approved the resources to increase the number of programs offered to 83. Now in 2018, this number has increased once more.  In the 2018-19 school year, the Fort Heritage Precinct will be offering 91 programs to grade 4 and […]

Exciting Improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct Reach Completion

Posted on May 29, 2018Press Release

Improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct have continued in 2017 and 2018.  The parking lot at the Warden’s house was paved and improved with the addition of accessible parking stalls and ramps. Thanks to the new brick-coloured walkways that have been constructed, the site is easier than ever to navigate and visitors with strollers, walkers, […]

Additional Improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct

Posted on May 25, 2017Press Release

New improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct will continue.  The Fort Heritage Precinct washrooms are now complete and open to the public. The parking lot at the Warden’s house will be improved, paved and made more accessible with the addition of mobility challenged parking stalls and ramps to the sidewalks. New trails throughout the site […]

Congratulations to Cherise Elliott

Posted on March 1, 2017Uncategorised

We are proud to announce that Cherise Elliott has been promoted to Culture & Historic Precinct Supervisor. Although she is still involved with the museum and site, her office has permanently moved to City Hall. Cherise continues to provide supervisory support and much knowledge with the History Centre programs. If you get a chance be […]

Teacher’s Convention

Posted on January 14, 2017Uncategorised

As in past years we will be attending the two teachers’ conventions held in Edmonton this year. The first is the NCTCA Convention at the Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton on Thursday and Friday, the 9th and 10th of February. The second is the EPSB and GETCA CONVENTION at the Shaw Convention Centre in Edmonton […]

Great News… More Program Dates!

Posted on January 11, 2017Uncategorised

With the overwhelming response for the programs in June of 2016, the request to increase our programming days was made. During the 2017 City of Fort Saskatchewan budget deliberations, Council approved the resources to increase the number of programs offered by 20. So, you’re probably wondering what this means for you, right? It means we […]

Book Launch for “The Fur Trade in the West”

Posted on January 10, 2017Uncategorised

On January 15, Phyllis Arnold, a well know historic author will be launching her new book, “The Fur Trade In The West”, at the Armouries in Edmonton on January 15 from 2:00 pm To 5:00 pm. The Phyllis Arnold Foundation and Edmonton Historical Society have continued supporting the History Centre Programs since the move to the […]

Welcome 2017!

Posted on January 4, 2017Uncategorised

Yes, we are back at the Historic Precinct, and looking forward to an eventful and exciting new year. Our team of qualified instructors are eager to bring history to your students, starting on January 10 with a Land program in the Historical Village featuring the Metis, the Settlers, and the building of the CPR. The […]

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