Municipal Heritage Forum 2011

You are invited to our 5th annual Municipal Heritage Forum,“Roadmap to Success!” It is scheduled for October 27th and 28th Ÿin Edmonton, at the Prince of Wales Armouries.

This event is intended for municipal staff, councillors and heritage committee members interested in learning how to identify and protect local historic places. Registration is free, but we only have room for the first 100 registrants at the Forum, and the first 75 for the evening reception – so please register early!

Click here for event details and a copy of the registration form.

The keynote presentation will be, “The Other Side of the Rockies: BC’s Experience with Community Heritage Context Planning” by Berdine Jonker, Senior Heritage Planner. Berdine Jonker is Senior Heritage Planner with the BC Heritage Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations. She has worked in the heritage conservation field since 1998, focusing primarily on building local government capacity for heritage conservation planning. Berdine has also worked with groups such as Smart Growth BC to further develop the connection between heritage conservation and healthy community development. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art History) (1998), a Diploma in Cultural Resource Management (2003), and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration (2010) from the University of Victoria.

We look forward to seeing you at the Forum in October!

Rutherford House is 100 Years Old!

…and you are invited to help celebrate!

On Sunday, June 5, 2011 (12:00pm to 4:00pm) staff of Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site will host a celebration to mark this milestone. All are welcome to attend – a traditional Founder’s Day Tea Party along with parlour music, a family craft, a history display and tours of the home will surely entertain.

For more information about this event, click here.

Rutherford House, located in Edmonton on the grounds of the University of Alberta, was built in 1911 as the home of Alberta’s first premier, Dr. Alexander Cameron Rutherford. The house was designated as a Provincial Historic Resource in 1979 by the Government of Alberta and currently operates as an interpreted Provincial Historic Site.

To learn more about Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site, click here.

To read about the heritage significance of Rutherford House and why it was designated a Provincial Historic Resource, click here.

Written by: Brenda Manweiler, Municipal Heritage Services Officer