Book Launch for “The Fur Trade in the West”

Posted on January 10, 2017

The Fort Heritage Precinct is open as of June 30th! Click HERE for what you need to know.

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 Fort Heritage Precinct. They have been providing rebates to schools to help subsidize the cost of schools attending the programs.

The Fort Saskatchewan Historic precinct has been invited to attend and display some of the courses and materials we offer regarding the fur trade, and its ramifications for Canada.

Phyllis’ book is a fount of information that is well researched and abundantly illustrated, and will be a great resource for teachers doing the fur trade in the grade 4 curriculum.  I believe she has donated a certain number of books to the school libraries in the area. So look for it in your school.

"Our field trip was very well organized and full of interesting activities. Our presenters were prepared for our arrival and showed interest in the activities that they were leading. I would have no hesitation in recommending this field trip to colleagues. It was a very informative and interesting day."