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The Spring 2014 newsletter is now available here.


April Event: Henry B. Steinhauer

Join us on April 22, 2014 for a presentation by Don Smith from his latest book. Please note the venue for this presentation will be the Glenbow.

Thirty-five years ago, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Steinhauer, a member of the well-known First Nations family in Alberta, unveiled a 150 year-old art-treasure just acquired by the Glenbow. The magnificent 1829 portrait, by the celebrated American artist John Neagle, is of Shahwahnegezik or Henry B. Steinhauer, the Lieutenant Governor's great-grandfather.

Don Smith's illustrated talk at the Glenbow Theatre focuses on Henry B.Steinhauer and his two sons, Egerton and Robert Steinhauer, the subject of the final chapter in his new book, Mississauga Portraits: Ojibwe Voices from Nineteenth Century Canada (University of Toronto Press 2013)

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May Event: Oil in Turner Valley - 100 years

Join historian David Finch for an evening of stories and images from the Glenbow Museum about Turner Valley. Bubbling gas, wild wells, innovative technology - the very birthright of Alberta's petroleum industry.

May 14, 2014, 7:30 pm at the Glenbow Museum. Free program.

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2013-2014 monthly program available! See the program here.


The objective of the Chinook Country Historical Society is "to promote a greater understanding of Canadian and Alberta history in Chinook Country for people of all ages." CCHS, in part, promotes its objectives through:

  • A Monthly Program of presentations of historical interest from September 2013 through May 2014;

  • Sponsoring books and anthologies that highlight Calgary and Alberta's history

Members Present: This is a section on our web page that gives basic information about presentations on history or related topics of potential interest to you that are being made by some of our members that are not part of the regular CCHS programming.


Note a new addition to Members Present: Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners, (CALL) is a new, not for profit, member led group dedicated to organizing innovative, affordable learning opportunities for people 45 and over. Follow this link for more information.

Chinook Country Historical Society is a constituent part of the Historical Society of Alberta. Membership has its privileges. Membership in CCHS includes a membership in the Historical Society of Alberta, discounts at special events, the CCHS newsletter, History Now, the newsletter of the HSA that covers history across the province. The glossy magazine Alberta History is also available to members at a reduced subscription rate.

CCHS publishes a quarterly newsletter for our members. The latest newsletter can be viewed online and past issues back to September 2004 are in the Archives.

Chinook Country Historical Society cooperates with several other organizations with an interest in History. Support these Organizations in their efforts.

Contact Information:
Chinook Country Historical Society
Suite 311, 223 - 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0G9
Ph: 403-261-4667

Last updated on March 20, 2014.