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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!

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 […]

Exciting Improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct Reach Completion

Posted on May 29, 2018Press Release

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, […]

Additional Improvements at the Fort Heritage Precinct

Posted on May 25, 2017Press Release

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 […]

Teacher’s Convention

Posted on January 14, 2017Uncategorised

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 […]

Book Launch for “The Fur Trade in the West”

Posted on January 10, 2017Uncategorised

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 […]

Welcome 2017!

Posted on January 4, 2017Uncategorised

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 […]

Until the New Year!

Posted on December 23, 2016Uncategorised

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 […]

Renovations and Upgrades

Posted on November 14, 2016Uncategorised

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 […]

Fall Programs Back in Session

Posted on October 27, 2016Sessions

After a busy summer season at the Fort Heritage Precinct, the fall season of programming has commenced. this includes the following three programs. Grade 5 – Connection to the Law – Located in the NWMP Fort Grade 5 – Connection to the Land – Located in the Historical Village Grade 4 – Connection to the […]

Make the History Centre a Part of Your School Year!

Posted on May 24, 2016Sessions

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016 – 2017 HISTORY CENTRE SEASON OPENS ON JUNE 2ND AT 9:00 AM Registration Tips: When registering, please ensure that your program date does not coincide with an early dismissal school day. Our programs work best when we have our entire allotted programming time to work within. The Registration Form provides space […]

"The tour of the Precinct was really interesting and very engaging for the children. There were so many hands on activities for them to participate in that they were always engaged. I love that they are allowed to touch and explore many of the items around the precinct. That makes such a difference to keep them engaged, on task and motivated. The learning connections between what we talked about in school and what we saw were evident in the conversations between the kids and the interpreters."