Curator's Corner

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 would like to invite Fort Saskatchewan residents of all ages to document their experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic in written form. During these unprecedented times, it is important to document events around the world and our country on a local and individual level.

Personal correspondence (e.g., letters from WWII) can provide future historians and residents with a greater understanding of how the COVID-19 Pandemic affected people in our community. Public health measures such as physical distancing, quarantining, working from home, school and business closures, event cancellations, and the immediate and long-range impact on the economy has upended how we understand our world and how we interact with it. Letters, diaries, email correspondence, and Twitter threads, or however you may wish to document your experiences, will be of immense benefit to documenting the City of Fort Saskatchewan’s history.

History is happening; write it down.

Any letters, journals, copies of digital correspondence, social media posts, etc., donated to the Fort Heritage Precinct that document the current pandemic will be accessioned and cataloged into our permanent collection for future research and exhibits following the Privacy Act of Canada regulations.

We will issue a call for donations of written documents at a later date when it will be safe to collect paper donations. Digital donations (emails, social media posts, etc.) may be accepted at any time by contacting the curator.

In addition to archival documents, we will also be accepting photographs, art, poetry, or any local material culture related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

If you have any questions regarding our call for “COVID-19 Letters to the Archives,” please contact the Fort Heritage Precinct Curator, Kyle Bjornson: KBjornson@fortsask.ca.

Collecting COVID-19 Project – April 9, 2020

The Fort Heritage Precinct would like to invite Fort Saskatchewan residents of all ages to document their experiences of the COVID-19 Pandemic in written form. During these unprecedented times, it is important to document events around the world and our country on a local and individual level. Personal correspondence (e.g., letters from WWII) can provide […]

Recent Acquisitions Exhibit – September 16, 2019

Our new City Hall Foyer mini-exhibit, installed this week, shows off the Fort Heritage Precinct’s recent acquisitions from 2017 to 2019. Since museums only display around 2 – 5% of their collections at any given time, recent acquisition exhibits are a common way to share new donations with the public without the context of a […]

Photographic Memory – Sept. 4, 2019

On 11 July, we installed the new mini-exhibit, Photographic Memory, in the Fort Saskatchewan City Hall Foyer. The exhibit displays ten vintage cameras from the Fort Heritage Precinct’s permanent collection and several historical photographs of Fort Saskatchewan on exhibit panels. The inspiration for the exhibit came about while attending the National Council on Public History Annual Conference […]

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