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 who built our community more than 100 years ago.
Fort Heritage Precinct staff were thrilled to participate in the Festival as costumed interpreters and were privileged to inform and entertain over 600 eager students each day who visited from many schools in the area.
The Historical Society’s “First Aid Station,” where students got treated for imaginary broken limbs and assorted fractures, was an definite hit. Among a huge variety of exciting demonstrations and activities, students also had the opportunity to learn to churn butter, try homemade bannock, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, and explore the 1875 North West Mounted Police Fort. Students were delighted by the eight different costumed interpreters located throughout the Fort, including interpreters dressed as officers’ wives, enlisted men, a métis cleaner, and Inspector William Jarvis, the Commanding Officer of the original fort in 1875.
Thank you to the Fort Saskatchewan Historic Society for putting on this incredible event! We are already looking forward to next year’s festival!
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The History Centre programs are done for the year, and the Fort Heritage Precinct is closed for the holidays. We look forward to starting back in January! The Fort Heritage Precinct will be closed from 4 pm December 23, 2016 to 10 am January 3, 2017. We are looking forward to starting our programs up […]
Railway Upgrades!!! We have had the model railway at the Bolton school as part of our Building the Railway session for sometime now. Due to some problems we had with the small gauge of the line and the difficulties of frequent derailments, The busy railway workers poured their sweat and tears into upgrading it to […]