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1920s WWI commemorative shield found

Lori Clark

One of the most unique artifacts on permanent display at Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum is a large bronze…

Crawford Block

Lawrence Herzog

Over its 102 years, the main floor of the building has served as a tent and awning store and was…

The City Market: Local Goods and a Homegrown Community

Sally Scott

When I first moved downtown from the Whyte Avenue area, I was incredibly nervous. Resistant to the idea that downtown…

Portraits of a Time

Lawrence Herzog

They were in the right place at the right time, and these pioneer photographers left behind a remarkable visual record…

Laser Light Shows at the Edmonton Space Sciences Centre (Telus World of Science)

Frank Florian

On July 1, 1984, with the doors open to the newly built Edmonton Space Sciences Centre (ESSC), the facility ushered in…

Flashback and the Gay Drag Races

Michael Phair

In the mid-seventies the Flashback Nite Club—the second gay-owned bar in Edmonton—was founded. By the early 80s, Flashback had become the…

Edmonton’s Lost Banks

Lawrence Herzog

Jasper Avenue has a long tradition as Edmonton’s centre of commerce and financial enterprise. At one point in the early…

Edmonton’s World War II Heroines

Laurie Callsen

During the five years of the Second World War, Edmonton came into its own as a city, where anything is…

Edmonton’s Pioneer Photographers

Lawrence Herzog

Just as importantly, the earliest archivists and some government leaders understood the enormous value of this visual history, and had…

Donnan Family and Queen Alexandra Dairy 1911- 1932

Dawn Saunders-Dahl

John Donnan was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1892 and immigrated to Canada in March 1902 as a young…

Who killed the friendly neighbourhood mall?

Mike Ross

Capilano Mall is the saddest mall in Edmonton. Yet in its last days before major renovations starting in June, the…

Edmonton: The Great Escape

Mary Pinkoski

On August 1, 1926 there is a story that the barking of a small dog startled an elephant named Mary…