Welcome to the Central Alberta Historical Society (CAHS)

We are a bunch of history geeks with various backgrounds and of various ages and stages. We host a speaker series on subjects of local and provincial interest, promote and publish historical works, develop educational and programming activities related to Alberta history, and have a lot of fun at all of this! We’d love to have you on Board, or as a member. Membership in the Society helps us be the best we can be!

Please feel free to contact us at centralalbertahistory@gmail.com


Jillian Staniec,  Archives Coordinator at the Red Deer Archives will be on hand Wednesday January 15 at 7pm to show us some interesting and surprising bits about the collection of the Red Deer Archives.

She’ll also be helping us learn to navigate a new public interactive link to the archives, which will allow people to search more effectively from the comfort of their own homes. Come and enjoy a snack and a hot beverage and try your hand at archival research.  The talk is at the Red Deer Museum on Wednesday January 15 at 7pm. It is free, and all are welcome.


If you’re interested in our speaker series, publications program, social media, or have some really good ideas, we’d love to have you join us. Directors at Large are welcome, and we’re still looking for a Treasurer.

The position of Treasurer is not a particularly onerous postion as we do not have complicated operations, and all books and accounts are kept up to date and audited annually. The past Treasurer has prepared a short written guide for the treasurer’s position and will be happy to meet with a prospective Treasurer to go over the details. If you would like more information, please call 403-304-0742.

Did you know you can buy or renew your membership online? It’s true!! Just go to the membership link below. 


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