Edmonton City As Museum Project

The Edmonton City as Museum Project exists to tell the best stories Edmonton has to offer, from the perspective of Edmontonians.

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Margaret Crang: the AOC of #yegcc circa 1933
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Margaret Crang: the AOC of #yegcc circa 1933
When Margaret Crang won a seat as an alderman in the 1933 municipal election, she set the record as the...
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Judi Singh: A Black & South Asian musician from 1950s-70s Edmonton
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Judi Singh: A Black & South Asian musician from 1950s-70s Edmonton
Last year, while exploring South Asian music history in Edmonton, I randomly searched “Singh + artist + 70s Edmonton” and...
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The Porter: Building a Better Canada for All
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The Porter: Building a Better Canada for All
The Canadian National Railway Pullman train bustled through the Rocky Mountains on the way from Vancouver headed for a stop...
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The Last Black West: Oklahoma Freedmen Seek Refuge in Alberta, Part 2
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The Last Black West: Oklahoma Freedmen Seek Refuge in Alberta, Part 2
Read The Last Black West: Oklahoma Freedmen Seek Refuge in Alberta, Part 1. As we noted in Part 1, early...
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The Last Black West: Oklahoma Freedmen Seek Refuge in Alberta, Part 1
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The Last Black West: Oklahoma Freedmen Seek Refuge in Alberta, Part 1
Advertisements promoting the “Last Best West”—a frontier open to all pioneers—have become an ingrained part of the Canadian national mythology.  Like...
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The Ice Age in Edmonton
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The Ice Age in Edmonton
There is a fascinating series of photos in the Hubert Hollingworth Collection at the City of Edmonton Archives which shows men...
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Forest Heights: A Hidden Pocket of History
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Forest Heights: A Hidden Pocket of History
I grew up in Forest Heights, a neighbourhood in southeast Edmonton, overlooking the North Saskatchewan River. The neighbourhood is known...
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Jake Superstein: A Man for all Faiths
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Jake Superstein: A Man for all Faiths
During one of the most tumultuous times in European history, Jake Superstein was born in Pinsk, Poland, into an Orthodox Jewish...
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A Brief History of the Edmonton Jewish Community
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A Brief History of the Edmonton Jewish Community
was first incorporated as a town in 1892. At that time, there were about 700 permanent residents. Founded...
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Buy it, Use it, Trash it: Changing Consumption & Growing Environmentalism in YEG
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Buy it, Use it, Trash it: Changing Consumption & Growing Environmentalism in YEG
My name is Allie Quigley. I am a fourth-year history honours student from the University of Alberta, working with the...
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