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 March speaker will be Dr. Donald B Smith, professor emeritus of history at the University of Calgary. Dr. Smith has made First Nations history his life’s work. In an October 2014 interview in the UCObserver, Dr. Smith said: “My responsibility to students has been to present the whole history of Canada. Which includes the integral role First Nations played in Canada’s history from the beginning, and how the present situation, the inequality, came about. That’s my job. It’s my passion.” For the full interview, go to http://www.ucobserver.org/interviews/2014/10/interview/

Join us at 7pm on Wednesday March 21 at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery to hear Dr. Smith talk about the late 1880s, when the federal government invited western First Nations chiefs to visit Ontario in the hopes that they would become more “civilized”. 

All  are welcome and event is free

Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. 4725 47a Ave

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

Giant Booksale!

Buy any copy of our publications* for $10 during February and March, if you buy at our speaker event. Please note that this discount does not apply to online purchases.

Buy a new membership and choose any* ONE of our publications for $5. In person only, at our speaker event.

*excepting Three Persons and the Chokitapix, and The Markerville Story

CAHS Publications

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