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Sounding Lake and Signing Treaty Number Six Adhesion

Last April, I had the opportunity to visit Sounding Lake and area — something I’d wanted to do for a long time. Both cairns our small group visited are situated on privately-owned and leased crown land. We relied on our host to seek permission from the landowners and ranchers who lease the land to allow […]

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Historical Society Projects

What We Do

The other day, someone asked pointblank, “What does the Amisk Hughenden Historical Society do anyway?” Great question! Here’s a list of our activities: We promote and sell the two-volume history collection, Memories and Milestones, for $100 a set. Libraries within the Parkland Regional Library system can contact us to receive books at a discounted rate. […]

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Historical Society Projects

Preservation Project Complete

Recently, one of our historical society projects was completed. The shingles on this old roof were getting pretty worn out. Last summer, the Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society put out a call for donations help in maintaining this church, built in 1914, one of Hughenden’s first buildings. Community members and folks that used to live here and […]

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History

Abandoned Around Here – A Photo Blog

History is everywhere, especially in these old farm sites. Explore safely and respectfully, but do explore.

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Community News

Treacherous Skate, Frosty Walk — Lori Knutson

Yesterday morning I dug out my old skates and walked down to the outdoor rink that the local fire department created in December. It’s situated by the local arena which lately, due to Covid-19 restrictions, has been closed. People skate on this oval all the time, but this was my first visit to the newest […] […]

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Community News

Community Christmas Tree Lights Up Hearts in Hughenden

The Christmas tree lighting, a socially distanced drive-through event, took place on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. and was proposed by Hughenden United Church Minister, Paul Allard. The decorating and lighting of the towering Scotch pine tree nearest the sidewalk in Hughenden’s Devonian Park was completed in conjunction with the Village of Hughenden. It takes […]

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History

Remembering Pearson School House

On August 31, 2020, at approximately 4:00 a.m. the call came in to local volunteer firefighters that there was a fire at Pearson School, located seven miles north of Hughenden. The school was built in 1920 and ready to open that fall. It was named after one of the district’s early settlers, Andrew Pearson, and […]

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Our Current Projects

Our mission is to create and contribute to projects that preserve the history of the Amisk-Hughenden, Alberta area. Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society The Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society currently works to maintain the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Hughenden, Alberta. The society would also like to restore the vintage signage on the south wall of what was R.P. […]

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Holy Trinity Church’s Interior – A Photo Blog

Last Thursday I had the opportunity to visit and photograph the interior of Holy Trinity Anglican Church on Hughenden’s main street. Constructed in 1914, it’s one of this community’s oldest structures. It’s always a pleasure to spend time here. It’s a piece of history that is able to take me back to a time before […]

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Holy Trinity Anglican Church

The Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society is responsible for maintaining this little church. If you’re interested in donating to Holy Trinity’s upkeep, please get in touch. We are currently raising funds to shingle the roof and lift the sinking porch. Excerpted from Arlene Beebe-Cromarty’s submission to Memories and Milestones Head over to Lori’s site to see more […]