Archives Week 2017

Archives Week: September 29 - October 6, 2017

Theme: Alberta and the Great War!

The theme is a commemoration of the end of WWI. The week will include a small Archives Week launch, 2018 calendars and events organized by member archives throughout the province. Here is a listing of what is happening around the province:

St. Albert
Title: Celebrate Archives Week in St. Albert
Location: Musée Héritage Museum
Dates: Sept 29 – Oct 6 during regular museum hours
Description: We are celebrating Archives Week at the Musée Héritage Museum by highlighting archival items related to the Great War and St. Albert. Test your interpretive skills by taking our Archives Challenge and see how well you can date photos, read maps, and other archival records. Get a taste of genealogy research at the museum by bringing your whole family and taking part in our Family Detective activity, a special genealogy activity for kids. Be sure not to miss our current museum exhibition on the Michel Band with many more archival items on display.

Sylvan Lake
Title: Open House and Exhibit
Location: Sylvan Lake and District Archives
Dates: October 5
Description: Sylvan Lake Archives is hosting an open house and exhibit to honour veterans of WWI.


Title: Stories from the Great War

Location: The Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum

Dates: Monday to Friday 10:00 to 4:00

Description: In celebration of Archives Week the Loyal Edmonton Regiment Military Museum presents the Stories from the Great War exhibit. This exhibit features some unique items from our archives that provide a glimpse into the interesting stories of the individuals and military organizations living and operating in Alberta during the Great War. Visitors can also check out our ongoing C100 Hundred Days exhibit which explores Canada’s role in the final drive by the Allied forces which brought an end to the Great War.


Credit: First World War troops sitting in a trench, South Peace Regional Archives, 194.02