What's New

If you’re curious about What’s New at the Provincial Archives of Alberta, you’ve landed in the right spot! This page showcases select archival records that we have recently received as well as current & past exhibits and upcoming events. This page will be regularly updated, so come back often to ensure you don’t miss anything!

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Photo by Tracy Rondeau

The Alaska Highway Road Show

July 4th and 5th, 2017, 7:00 pm

Join us for The Alaska Highway Road Show 7pm July 4th & 5th at 7pm.

The Alaska Highway Road Show, (AHRS) is a touring celebration marking the occasion of the famous route’s 75th anniversary. The show launches in early July, 2017, at the Provincial Archives of Alberta as part of Edmonton’s Historic Festival. It will then head north, visiting 11 other communities and eventually wrap up in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. Performances range from large city performance halls to small spaces in villages like Teslin and Lower Post.

The AHRS celebrates the Trail of ’42 with three artists whose families have a long history in the north. Bill Dolan, Allison Tubman and Kathy Jessup weave together research, family stories, music, artifacts and photographs to present an entertaining look back on the route’s remarkable 75-year history. Raised as “highway kids,” they lend an authentic voice to this ninety-minute tribute concert. Audiences will gain an appreciation of why the Alaska Highway deserves to be Canada’s newest National Historic Site and why truckers and all those who’ve called it home over the years proudly share a special bond. The Trail of ’42 is a remarkable story, and as the Highway reaches its 75th birthday, this is the time to tell it!

Free event! Seating is limited. Get your tickets by registering on Eventbrite.

Tuesday, July 4th at 7pm

Wednesday, July 5th at 7pm

150 Firsts: How Alberta Changed Canada…Forever

From human rights to sports, politics to environmental protection, Albertans did it first. Learn more by experiencing the exhibit from July 1, 2017 – August 1, 2018!

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8555 Roper Road
Edmonton, Alberta
T6E 5W1
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(780) 427-1750

Mon:   Closed
Tue: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Wed: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Fri: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sat: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Sun: Closed
   
*There is no retrieval of archival material from 11:30am - 1pm and from 3:30pm onwards.