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Posted on June 29, 2020

All guests must wear a face covering while visiting the Fort Heritage Precinct. Click HERE for more information.

 

Please note that we will be closed to the public on October 31st, 2020 for our All Hallows’ Eve Event. Visitor Information, Gift Shop services, and Tours will not be available on this day.

 

The Fort Heritage Precinct is

Re-opening on June 30

 

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, (June 29, 2020) – The Fort Heritage Precinct will reopen on June 30, 2020, and will provide a safe and engaging experience for visitors looking to explore the rich history of Fort Saskatchewan.

“The Fort Heritage Precinct team is looking forward to safely sharing our stunning site with the citizens of Fort Saskatchewan and the Greater Capital Region. We are delighted to have our doors open again.” states Cherise Elliott, Culture and Heritage Supervisor.

Museum staff have spent the past month preparing to safely welcome back guests and to ensure all heritage buildings and park spaces adhere to Covid-19 reopening guidelines and restrictions from the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Museum’s Association and the City of Fort Saskatchewan’s Covid-19 Pandemic Task Force.

To facilitate the best possible experience for visitors, the Fort Heritage Precinct is now offering touchless timed-ticket admission for all tours. Visitors will be able to purchase tickets, online, for one of three daily tour timeslots every Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

For timeslots and to purchase tickets go to historycentre.ca Tickets cost: $7 (all ages admission)

The museum has set aside time to accommodate pre-booked appointments for research requests, object donations and other specialized services every Tuesday and Wednesday. The Fort Heritage Precinct’s gift shop and visitor information centre will be open from Tuesday to Saturday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Museum will be closed July, 1 for Canada Day.

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.

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The City of Fort Saskatchewan is a vibrant economic and cultural hub located just 15 minutes northeast of Edmonton on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Home to more than 24,000 people, the City proudly manages state of the art recreation, culture and historic amenities including 75 km of outdoor trails, a performing arts theatre and fitness centre within the Dow Centennial Centre and the 1875 – 1885 NWMP Fort Representation in historic downtown.

 

 Media contact:

Cherise Elliott

Culture & Heritage Supervisor

City of Fort Saskatchewan

780-991-2342

Web: www.historycentre.ca / Twitter: @FortPrecinct / Instagram: @FortHeritagePrecinct Facebook: CityFortSask

The Fort Heritage Precinct is Re-opening on June 30

Posted on June 29, 2020EventsPress ReleaseUncategorised

The Fort Heritage Precinct is Re-opening on June 30   FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA, (June 29, 2020) – The Fort Heritage Precinct will reopen on June 30, 2020, and will provide a safe and engaging experience for visitors looking to explore the rich history of Fort Saskatchewan. “The Fort Heritage Precinct team is looking forward to safely […]

We want to hear from you!

Posted on July 4, 2018Events

The Fort Heritage Precinct is looking for community input on our Canada Day 2018 celebrations in order to make them even better in the future. If you visited the 1875 North West Mounted Police Fort on July 1st, please fill out the following survey to let us know what you thought! To fill out the […]

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 […]

History Centre Programming Registration Opens on June 2 at 9:00 am

Posted on May 25, 2015EventsPress ReleaseSessions

Welcome to the 2015/2016 season of the History Centre! The Curricular Programming Team is looking very forward to welcoming all of you to the Fort Heritage Precinct starting in October. Please Note: The fee for History Centre programs has increased from $300.00 to $325.00 per program, effective immediately. Together, the Edmonton and District Historical Society […]

February = Teacher’s Conventions and Spring! Or so it is said…

Posted on February 2, 2015EventsOn The RoadSessions

A lovely February to all of you! As Mr. Glen Buchan has explained to me – when the time for teachers’ conventions arrives, spring arrives too! Perhaps it will arrive soon? The curricular programming instructors and I are looking very forward to starting February at the North Central Teachers’ Convention on the 5th and 6th […]

Welcome to 2015!

Posted on January 5, 2015EventsOn The RoadSessions

Happy New Year! This month commences the 2nd half of our 2014/2015 programming season at the Fort Heritage Precinct’s History Centre. The programming team is looking very forward to sharing our historical fun with all of you! Currently the remainder of our programming season is completely booked. However, on occasion, a program is cancelled and […]

Thanks for Visiting Us!

Posted on May 27, 2014EventsOn The RoadSessions

Wow! What an amazing year at the History Centre. We loved every minute of it and we want to thank all of you, all of our amazing schools and fabulous students, for choosing HISTORY and choosing US! If History is on the agenda for the 2014/2015 school year, please mark June 2nd on your calendars. […]

January to March 2014 at the History Centre

Posted on February 6, 2014EventsOn The RoadSessions

The History Centre started 2014 off with historical fun (and why not)! January 7th was the launch of our Grade 4 Connections to the Peoples program at the Fort Saskatchewan Museum & Historic Site. The Connections to the Peoples program is designed to elucidate general and specific curricular outcomes outlined in the Alberta Social Studies […]

History Centre Moves to Fort Saskatchewan

Posted on August 20, 2012EventsOn The RoadPress Release

The Edmonton and District Historical Society’s History Centre is moving to the Fort Saskatchewan Museum & Historic Site. The Edmonton and District Historical Society (EDHS) is one of Alberta’s oldest heritage institutions, tracing its origins to 1907. In recent years, the Society has offered curriculum based history programs through the History Centre, receiving enthusiastic endorsements […]

"The leaders of each session were informative and engaged the students. They were well prepared and really made the program interesting!"