“Where do History and Community Meet?”
May 26th at 7 pm EST
If you want to get historic in Edmonton, there is no shortage of options. You can join the active online community through Facebook, Twitter, and the Edmonton City as Museum Project (ECAMP) website; jump on a bus or boat for a YEG Curiosities Tour; or raise a glass (or teacup) at the Yellowhead Brewery, Tavern 1903, Selkirk Hotel, or Fairmont Hotel MacDonald. There’s even talk of a possible 1950s era martini bar in the Civil Defense Bunker. In this session, Edmonton’s Historian Laureate brings you on a visual tour of some of the city’s spaces where history and community meet, and hopefully sparks new ideas for you and your town.
Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail is an award-winning writer, speaker, and historian, and occasional CBC radio columnist. She is the author of For the Love of Flying and Polar Winds: A Century of Flying the North, and is currently at work on an anthology project called Unsettled: True Stories from Natives and Newcomers (Brindle & Glass, 2016) and a WWII-era novel, Chasing Skies. She was writer-in-residence at Berton House in Dawson City, Yukon; Chatelaine’s Maverick of the Year in 2011; and is currently serving as Edmonton’s Historian Laureate. Daniellemc.com