Historic Calgary Week Event!

Join Shari on Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00 PM for a special presentation as part of Historic Calgary Week (organized by Chinook Country Historical Society). This Zoom event is titled “The Unbreakable Porcelain Doll: Digging Up the Hidden History of Girls & Women.” Archaeological discoveries, historical sources, genealogical research and oral histories reveal surprising stories of remarkable… Continue reading Historic Calgary Week Event!

Event at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park!

Join Shari Peyerl on Sunday, July 17 at 3:00 PM at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park for a presentation about her new book Alberta’s Cornerstone: Archaeological Adventures in Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park, published by Heritage House Publishing. A short presentation will cover the archaeological work that inspired the book, summarize the history of the park area, and introduce some of… Continue reading Event at Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park!

Wyvona Alexander Lane

Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park was once home to many interesting individuals, some of whom went on to accomplish surprising things. Among these former residents was Wyvona Belle Alexander Lane. In 1919, Wyvona’s family moved from Texas to Alberta. Within a year, they were living at Glenbow, where her father, Irwin Alexander, worked as the storekeeper… Continue reading Wyvona Alexander Lane

Dominion Day, 1911

In 1868, a year after Confederation, the Governor General requested that all of Her Majesty’s subjects in Canada celebrate on July 1. In 1879, the date was proclaimed a statutory holiday, which later became known as Dominion Day. The name was changed to Canada Day in 1982. At Glenbow, in today’s Glenbow Ranch Provincial Park,… Continue reading Dominion Day, 1911