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!


A CHRISTMAS MOSAIC: Wednesday December 12, 5:30-8:30pm


At ‘A Christmas Mosaic’, we will be looking at the historical basis for the strikingly different Christmas traditions of two Central Alberta communities: Coptic and Mexican Christians. We will have a traditional Canadian christmas meal, with the addition of decorations and treats relative to the two communities. Our speakers will be from each of the communities and we look forward to welcoming you to this evening!

Tickets are available at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery and at our November Speaker Event for a cost recovery price of $30. Members and non-members are welcome. The venue, Pioneers Lodge, is an accessable building and parking is free.

BOARD VACANCY: We still have a vacancy for Treasurer on our Board. This 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 outgoing 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. 

Francophones in Central Alberta: a cultural landscape

with speaker Serge Gingras, Regional Director of the Association canadienne-francaise de l’Alberta. 

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

Wednesday November 21


Come a bit early and view the Museum galleries!

Free event: Everyone is welcome!

CAHS Publications can be ordered here on the website (click on ‘Publications’ at the top). A selection of books is available at our Speaker Series evenings, and sometimes we even have flash sales! For information about publications, please contact Bill at williamcmackary@gmail.com

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