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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:
September event: "Mountain Romantics: The Whites/Whytes of Banff."
October event: "Growing up Chinese in Alberta Before 1950"
The Fall 2015 newsletter is now available here.
Historic Calgary Week 2015 Wrap-upThanks to all that attended Historic Calgary Week 2015. Attendance, at 4239, was the largest yet. Also a big thank you to all our volunteers; some 135 volunteers worked to bring HCW 2015 to fruition. Our many partners organized many of the presentations. The support of our sponsors, the Calgary Foundation, RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust, the City of Calgary and Veterans Affairs Canada was crucial in bringing HCW 2015 to you. See a full report on HCW 2015 in our Fall Newsletter.
Here are a few pictures from three events at HCW 2015. Thanks to Jessica Zutz, Roberta Ryckman and Walt DeBoni.
The one event from HCW 2015 - The Cliff Bungalow-Mission book launch - that was cancelled is now going ahead on September 19, 3 to 6 pm at the Cliff Bungalow Community Centre.
We are leaving the Crossword Puzzle and the History Hunt on the website for a period of time. If you haven't had an opportunity to undertake these challenges, we encourage you to do so. The contest period has expired, however.
Organized in 1958 and incorporated in 1993, the Chinook Country Historical Society (CCHS) covers the region from Olds to Nanton and from the BC border to the Saskatchewan border. Each year from September to May, CCHS presents an exciting monthly series of historical lectures and special events. In addition, the Society's Historic Calgary Week celebrates the city's past with more than 60 walks, talks, and tours of many points of interest for 11 days beginning in late July. All CCHS programs are open to the general public and are free of charge excepting special events in December and March. CCHS is a chapter of the Historical Society of Alberta. Our sister chapters are: Edmonton, Central, Lethbridge and Peace Country. More information about the Historical Society can be found on its website.
The Original Act, governing the Historical Society of Alberta was passed in 1907 by the Alberta Legislature. (Revised June 2, 1972). The Act says in part: "The object of the Society shall be to encourage the study of the history of Alberta and Canada, to rescue from oblivion the memories of the original inhabitants, the early missionaries, fur traders, explorers, and settlers of the north and west of Canada, to obtain and preserve narratives in print, manuscript or otherwise of their travels, adventures, labour and observations, to secure and preserve objects generally illustrative of the civil, religious, literary and natural history of the country."
Chinook Country Historical Society cooperates with several other organizations with an interest in History. Support these Organizations in their efforts.
Last updated on September 9, 2015.