Welcome to The Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society’s Website


Our mission is to create and contribute to projects that preserve the history of the Amisk-Hughenden, Alberta area.

The Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society
The Holy Trinity Anglican Church was built in Hughenden in 1914. Our historical society is responsible for the preservation of this beautiful little building that is central to our community.

Members of the Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society:

  • Myrna Swanson, President
  • Mark Wight, Vice President
  • Lori Knutson, Treasurer
  • Patricia Mackie, Secretary
  • Karen Carson
  • Terry Lee Degenhardt
  • Betty Manning
  • Heather Nelson

Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society’s CRA Charities Registration number is:

865138200 RR 0001

To contact us or to donate:

Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society

PO Box 61

Hughenden, Alberta T0B 2E0

In 2017, the Village of Hughenden created and distributed these postcards to help commemorate its 100th year anniversary.

  • Why History is Important – by Lori Knutson

    September 18, 2019 by

    Here’s a post written by me, Lori, about the importance of history and how I feel about the history that’s missing from the Alberta school curriculum. Post link: https://wp.me/p9b3je-Cu This bit from my article describes how folks often feel about history: Before the cemetery tour I led the other day, someone commented, “What’s your tour… Read more

  • The Old Stone House

    September 17, 2019 by

    I love this story about the stone house that was restored by a landowner who cares deeply about history and heritage. This story first appeared in Memories and Milestones 1905-2005. It was written and submitted by Ed Carson, the man responsible for the painstaking restoration of this sturdy old building. Thank you, Ed! Darryl and… Read more

  • Why We Were Formed and What We’ve Done

    August 28, 2019 by

    “It is remarkable how closely the history of the apple tree is connected with that of man.” – Henry David Thoreau The Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society was formed for the express purpose of compiling and publishing a history book of the Amisk, Hughenden and Rosyth areas of East Central Alberta. Since the book launch in 2006… Read more

  • Bethany (Bethania) Lutheran Church

    September 25, 2019 by

    The following is excerpted from the article submitted by Phyllis Holte and Pastor Eleanor Ness to Memories and Milestones 1905-2005. Bethany Lutheran Church was established by Swedish homesteaders in the Amisk area. By 1909 there were a number of Swedish immigrants and they felt there should be a church where they could share in worship… Read more

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