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 social and fundraising activities. We’d love to have you on Board, or as a member. Membership in the Society helps us be the best we can be!


Our new Board was voted in by acclamation at our AGM on September 20. Thanks to speaker Hilary Pennock of the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum for a very good overview of the sports history of Red Deer and area. We really are a sporty bunch!

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.

Please note that our October Speaker will be presenting on October 24, which is the fourth Wednesday. She is travelling and we are lucky she was able to squeeze us in at all, so please mark this on your calendars as it is not our usual date.

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

‘United Farm Women and Women’s Institutes’: Dr. Nanci Langford

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery

Wednesday October 24


Come a bit early and view the Museum galleries!

Free event

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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