Over the past several years, improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct have kept it preserved and well-maintained. This time, the historic 1937 Warden’s Residence, home to the Fort Heritage Precinct’s Visitor Information Centre and administration, is getting a paint job.
Many residents will be familiar with the white stucco and green trim that they have come to associate with the Warden’s Residence over the past 30 years; but historical photographs and physical examination of the building has revealed that the house once donned a bolder colour palette: peach & red.
As a museum and heritage site, it is our mandate to tell, and represent, the history of Fort Saskatchewan as accurately as possible. We have chosen to return the Warden’s Residence, a Municipal Historic Resource, to its historical colours to help us share the history of the Fort Saskatchewan Provincial Gaol more accurately.
The preservation and restoration of heritage buildings is important. It helps to ensure that a historic building’s appearance maintains its original historic and cultural value within our community. It is a team effort that involves not only the facility maintenance and contractors but also curators and researchers who have an understanding of the building’s history and original design.
The Warden’s Residence Gets a New “Old” Look
Posted on May 29, 2020Uncategorised
Over the past several years, improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct have kept it preserved and well-maintained. This time, the historic 1937 Warden’s Residence, home to the Fort Heritage Precinct’s Visitor Information Centre and administration, is getting a paint job. Many residents will be familiar with the white stucco and green trim that they have […]
No Digging? No Doubt. Don’t Even Bag it Up
Posted on November 13, 2019Uncategorised
The layers of human history and activity that stretch through the Fort Heritage Precinct, Fort Saskatchewan’s downtown core, and river valley can be enticing to amateur archaeologists and metal detector hobbyists. People have occupied and used these lands in various ways for centuries, and who knows what might be lurking beneath the soil? An Indigenous […]
Posted on May 27, 2019Uncategorised
This past weekend, the CBC included The Fort Heritage Precinct as part of its video review of historic places in Alberta to see this summer. The clip talks about all of the amazing things you can find here at the Fort Heritage Precinct: the sheep, Sam Steele, and why the fort brought law and order to the […]
History Centre Programs Full for the 2018/2019 school year
Posted on July 19, 2018Press ReleaseSessions
We are thrilled to announce that all 91 of our program dates for the 2018/2019 school year have now been booked! If you are still interested in booking a History Centre program for the 2018/2019 school year, please feel free to email email@example.com or call 780-992-6635 to be added to our wait list. We are […]
Welcome to Our New Curator
Posted on July 19, 2018Press Release
Everyone at the Fort Heritage Precinct would like to extend a warm welcome to our new curator, Kyle Bjornson. Kyle has worked at a variety of heritage institutions throughout Canada and the USA and has a Master of Arts degree in Public History. Kyle is responsible for the management of the Fort Heritage Precinct’s collection including […]
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 […]
1875 North West Mounted Police Fort open for free on Canada Day
Posted on June 28, 2018Uncategorised
As part of Fort Saskatchewan’s Canada Day celebrations, the 1875 North West Mounted Police Fort at the Fort Heritage Precinct will be open, free of charge, from 1pm – 6pm on July 1, 2018! The Warden’s Residence gift shop will be open as well, and costumed interpreters and volunteers will be stationed throughout the Fort […]
Fort Heritage Precinct Edu-kits are perfect for your classroom!
Posted on June 14, 2018Press Release
Our Edu-kits are perfect for groups that are unable to visit the Fort Heritage Precinct but would still like to interact with Fort Saskatchewan’s history in a tangible, engaging way. Each Edu-kit, which includes a variety of historical items and artifacts, is designed to allow students to explore different facets of late 19th to early 20th century life […]
Registration for 2018/19 History Centre Programs is now open
Posted on June 1, 2018Sessions
Thank you to everyone who has registered for the 2018/19 History Centre Programs so far! We were so happy to have a smooth start to our registration this morning and are looking forward to seeing the rest of the dates book up over the next few days. If you have not yet booked your dates […]
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 […]