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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Filipino Pioneers of Edmonton
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The 1952 Immigration Act introduced a points system that brought about the entry of professionals to fill labour gaps in Canada.
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Connecting Through Dance
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Connecting Through Dance
Soni Dasmohapatra shares her collaboration with Sissy Thiessen Kootenayoo and Felipe Canavera. — amiskwaciywâskahikan is “Beaver Hills House” It is...
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Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre: Architectural Masterpiece and Community Recreation Hub
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Peter Hemingway Fitness and Leisure Centre: Architectural Masterpiece and Community Recreation Hub
A Centennial Project  Coronation Park, in west central Edmonton, is a 35-hectare park named to honour Queen Elizabeth II’s 1953 coronation. Although small compared...
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Happy Memories of the Centennial Children’s Library
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Happy Memories of the Centennial Children’s Library
As the Edmonton Public Library (EPL) Shelley Milner Children’s Library reopened in September 2020 to become a new beautiful space...
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The Last Best West: Hattie’s Place, Part 3
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The Last Best West: Hattie’s Place, Part 3
Disclaimer: Please note that this piece references anti-Black violence, brutality, and white supremacy. A reference to a specific act of...
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Early Market Gardens in Edmonton
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Early Market Gardens in Edmonton
Surrounded by rows of towering tomato, cucumber and pepper plants in a greenhouse near Edmonton, I marvelled at tapas from...
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The Day Bill Coull Disappeared from the Airwaves
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The Day Bill Coull Disappeared from the Airwaves
For David Ward, the memory of Bill Coull and his sudden departure from CKUA has left a strange taste in...
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Bonnie Doon in the 1950s – Community Map
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Explore how Bonnie Doon grew and developed from farm land to its current status as an urban, mature city neighbourhood....
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Dr. Lila Fahlman: The First Muslim Woman Awarded the Order of Canada
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Lila Fahlman’s career as an activist began with a riot. It was Canada Day 1935, and the 11-year-old Lila was...
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Gifting Indigenous Ward Names
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On December 7, 2020, following over a year of planning and work by the Edmonton Boundaries Commission, Edmonton City Council...
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