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!
50th Anniversary Open House
Come by the Provincial Archives of Alberta on December 6 to enjoy the festivities and help us mark this special anniversary event, which will conclude our year-long celebration marking 50 years of being open to the public. This free event will include behind-the-scenes tours, exhibits, information about how to donate your records, tips on how to better care for your historical items, and (of course!) coffee and cake.
To register for a tour please click here: http://bit.ly/2ABKl1y
“150 for 150” in support of Edmonton’s Food Bank
“150 for 150” is an initiative to raise 150 lbs of food for the Edmonton Food Bank to celebrate our latest exhibit - 150 Firsts: How Alberta Changed Canada…Forever. The exhibit highlights Canadian firsts that were done by Albertans and includes everything from Calgary being the first Canadian city to host a Winter Olympics (in 1988) to the construction of Canada’s first UFO landing pad in St. Paul (in 1967).
One of the “firsts” profiled in this new exhibit is the Edmonton Gleaners Association, who established the first food bank in Canada in 1981. The organization has evolved into The Edmonton Food Bank, which serves approximately 20,000 people per month and works collaboratively with over 230 organizations. The PAA is honouring this “first” by giving back to the community. The food drive will conclude on August 1, 2018, when the exhibit completes its run at the PAA.
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