THE CENTRAL ALBERTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY PROGRAM
THE FALL OF 2021
The Central Alberta Historical Society is back in action, and has arranged the following program of presentations at the Red Deer Museum, starting the third Wednesday of each month, at 7:00pm. Admission remains free. Everyone is welcome.
SEPTEMBER 15/21 – REMEMBERING THE CHILDREN (Ross Smillee)
This current topic will be addressed by Rev. Ross Smillee, the recently retired Sunnybrook United Church minister and long time friend of Don Hepburn. He is a board member of the Remember the Children Society and will discuss the nationally acknowledged Remember the Children Ceremony that was held in Red Deer in 2012. He will review the history of that event, the occasion and the dignitaries it brought together, and its importance in improving relations with indigenous people in our country.
OCTOBER 20/21 – Women in World War 1 ( Adriana Davies)
Continuing the theme that October is Women’s month, Dr. Adriana Davies will present her research on the ‘overwhelming contribution’ of Alberta women in WW1, its relationship to the suffrage movement (Alberta gave females the right to vote in 1916), and the power of women that surged afterward.
NOVEMBER 20/21 – Textiles in the Museum (Katelin Karbonik)
The Red Deer Museum’s nationally recognized Textile collection will be the November topic, with a presentation by curator Katelin Karbonik. The presentation complements the fall Museum exhibit that features their textile collection. Katelin will focus on ‘making and experiencing dress as a source of knowledge’.
DECEMBER 2021 (date to be determined) (Arjo Djerdjerian)
The annual Xmas Dinner theme this year will be Xmas at the Ranch. Bring your boots, outfit and stories for a presentation on the Banff Parks Ya Ha Tinda ranch west of Sundre. Arjo will select the best photos from his 30,000 collection, for the presentation.
Please bring your mask, although wearing it is voluntary – but preferred. And stay tuned for our Spring season of presentations.