Alberta a Province: Inauguration Day is an exhibit at the Provincial Archives of Alberta that relives the pride and enthusiasm felt by in our communities when Alberta became a province in 1905.
The exhibit follows the events of September 1 that began with a grand parade and ended with the Royal North West Mounted Police royal salute.
On display are items from the Ernest Brown fonds, including images of Governor General Sir Earl Grey, Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Lieutenant Governor H. V. Bulyea, taking part in this historic day for Alberta. The exhibit also presents media coverage of our province's entry into confederation.
With glorious weather and crowds of true hearted people, Alberta burst her Territorial bonds on Friday Sept. 1st - The Farmers Advocate, September 6, 1905.