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April 2019

Speaker Series: Nancy Townshend, Art Historical Researcher

April 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

SPEAKER SERIES: Nancy Townshend, Art Historical Researcher, on “Art Inspired by the Canadian Rockies, Purcell Mountains and Selkirk Mountains 1809 to today”. Wednesday April 17, 2019 at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. 4725 47a Avenue, Red Deer. This event is free, and all are welcome.  

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May 2019

Historical Society of Alberta AGM and Tour of Blackfoot Crossing Historic Site

May 25, 2019
Blackfoot Crossing Historic Park Alberta + Google Map
$60

The Central Alberta Historical Society is one of five chapters of the Historical Society of Alberta, which holds its AGM on the last weekend in May. Traditionally, each AGM incorporates an awards ceremony to honour individuals and organizations who have contributed in exemplary ways to the study and/or preservation of aspects of Alberta history, and is followed by a tour of a place of historical interest. This year, the AGM and tour will be at Blackfoot Crossing Historic Site, where…

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September 2019

CAHS Banquet, AGM, and Speaker Dr. Linda Many Guns

September 18, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer’s Lodge, Corner 44 St. and 47 Ave.
Red Deer, Alberta T4N 6T7 Canada
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Our 2019/2020 'Adventures in History' season kicks off with our Banquet, AGM, and Speaker event. The speaker this fall will be Dr. Linda Many Guns, Assistant Professor and Chair of the faculty of Indigenous Studies, University of Lethbridge. Topic TBA. Tickets are now available at the Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery. Due to rising costs pretty much across the board this year's tickets are $35 each. https://www.uleth.ca/files/u-l-45th-anniversary-linda-many-guns-episode-8

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October 2019

Orange Chinook: Politics in the New Alberta. How the heck did we get where we are?

October 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Lodge, 4324-46A Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6X8 Canada
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free

Dr. Duane Bratt, professor and chair in the Department of Economics, Justice, and Policy Studies at Mount Royal University explores significant political movements through the history of Alberta leading to the elections of the NDP and current UCP governments. Dr. Bratt is co-editor of the recently published Orange Chinook, an edited collection bringing together Alberta's top political watchers in this fascinating, multifaceted analysis. It examines the legacy of the Progressive Conservative dynasty, the PC and NDP campaigns, polling, and online…

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November 2019

The Sixties Scoop

November 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Lodge, 4324-46A Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6X8 Canada
Free

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yG9qGJy3hQ#action=sharehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yG9qGJy3hQ#action=share   "In the true spirit of reconciliation an apology from the Premier means an acknowledgement that this was a dark chapter in Alberta's history. We welcome an apology that is long overdue that will begin the healing process in our Indigenous communities that is greatly needed -Adam North Peigan Adam North Peigan, President of the Sixties Scoop Indigenous Society (SSISA) will present the circumstances and long term effect of the practice of placing Indigenous babies for adoption, frequently in…

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January 2020

Our Archives: Stories from the archives and insights into behind the scenes

January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Lodge, 4324-46A Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6X8 Canada
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Free

The Red Deer Archives is a treasure trove of information, stories, histories and artifacts. Jillian Staniec, Archives Coordinator, will show us some interesting examples of archival material, tell us a bit about digital preservation and give us a chance to try out the new web interface for the public. For more information please email us at centralalbertahistory@gmail.com Check out the archives at https://www.reddeer.ca/about-red-deer/history/archives/

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February 2020

The Liberation of Holland

February 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Lodge, 4324-46A Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6X8 Canada
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Free

"In the final months of the Second World War, Canadian forces were given the important and deadly task of liberating the Netherlands from Nazi occupation. From September 1944 to April 1945, the First Canadian Army fought German forces on the Scheldt estuary — opening the port of Antwerp for Allied use — and then cleared northern and western Netherlands of Germans, allowing food and other relief to reach millions of desperate people. More than 7,600 Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen…

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September 2020

2020 AGM – November 27- Via Email/Mail

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Lodge, 4324-46A Avenue
Red Deer, AB T4N 6X8 Canada
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2020 AGM - November 27 This year we will be sending out AGM packages to all Central Alberta Historical Society members by email and regular mail.  Members will have until noon November 27 to address issues for the AGM.  If a member does not respond, we will consider this a "YES" vote.  Details will be in the package you receive.

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October 2020

Hiding In Plain Sight – The Story of the Metis People in Red Deer- Cancelled due to Covid-19

October 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery Canada + Google Map
free

Gilles Allard is a passionate advocate for the Metis people and their culture. He was born in the Red River area of Manitoba, the heartland of the Metis people. He speaks three languages- English, French and Michif, the Metis dialect. In the time he has lived in Reid Deer he has promoted Metis dance and music, along with his two children. He was instrumental in getting the Metis flag permanently flown at city hall. Recently he made a short documentary…

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November 2020

Guardians of the Grasslands-Film Presentation- Cancelled due to Covid-19

November 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery Canada + Google Map
free

  Guardians Of The Grasslands is a short documentary brought to you by a group of dedicated conservationists, ranchers and Canadian filmmakers. The film explores the current state of one of the world’s most endangered ecosystems, the Great Plains grasslands, and the role that cattle play in its survival. As we reach new critical levels in the loss of these iconic landscapes, there are important truths we must face about humanity’s relationship with the land and our food.

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