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. […]
History is everywhere, especially in these old farm sites. Explore safely and respectfully, but do explore.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I recently received an Edmonton Journal article published on May 12, 1934 that showcased Hughenden and Hardisty businesses, and suggested to readers that these were great communities in which to live and to conduct business. From the article, I selected the bit about Philip Pon and his restaurant to focus on. As I pawed through […]