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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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History

Bethany (Bethania) Lutheran Church

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 […]

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History

The Old Stone House

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 […]

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Historical Society Projects

Why We Were Formed and What We’ve Done

“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 […]

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Memories and Milestones 1905-2005

In 2006, after many hours of volunteer time, the Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society launched its two-volume history book called Memories and Milestones 1905-2005 during Hughenden’s 100th Anniversary celebration. As Chairperson of the Amisk-Hughenden Historical Society, incorporated in 2003, I am delighted that this history book, Memories and Milestones 1905-2005, has been printed. A wonderful thing happens […]