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!


This month we’re really pleased to welcome Rod Trentham of the Red Deer River Naturalists.

Rod’s carefully curated talk will include slides, art, and archival objects of interest.

“The Red Deer River Naturalists, (1976), formerly the Alberta Natural History Society (1905) were pre-cursed by the Territorial Natural History SOciety (1902) and the North West Entomological Society (1899). Essentially, the same core group in the NWES, founded the TNHS and then the ANHS in 1905. The name of he Alberta Natural History Society was changed to the Red Deer River Naturalists in 1976 to avoid confusion with the newly formed Federation of Alberta Naturalists (1971). RDRN is the oldes continuous Natural History Society in Alberta”.

Wednesday March 20, 2019. 7pm at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery 4525 47a Ave.


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. 

We still have a need for a 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. 

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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