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The Winter 2014 newsletter is now available here.


January event: Ranching Women in Southern Alberta 1880-1930

Rachel Herbert intertwines her own family's experience as pioneer ranchers together with the research she has done on early ranching women in Southern Alberta. Join us on January 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Fort Calgary to hear this interesting presentation.


February event: Trials and Tribulations of an Antiquarian Book Seller

Come hear Cameron Treleaven brush the dust off the stories behind the Antiquarian Book Business. Join us on Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm at Fort Calgary.

Cameron makes his living looking for rare letters, books, photos, and artifacts. He was involved in the recent Glenbow acquisition of an 1871 Pacific Scandal document as well as the repatriation of the Sam Steele collection.


March event: Chinook Country Historical Society AGM & Dinner

Join us for your Chinook Country Historical Society's Annual General Meeting at 5 pm on March 24, 2015 at the Danish Canadian Club. A buffet dinner at 6:30 pm to follow the AGM. Tickets, $40 per person, required only for the dinner. A presentation, entitled Parkin, Panda & Architectural Practice Post WWII by Linda Fraser and Michael McMordie will follow the dinner. The presentation will highlight architecture and architectural photography in the 1950s to the 1970s.


The objective of the Chinook Country Historical Society is "to promote a greater understanding of Canadian and Alberta history in Chinook Country for people of all ages." CCHS, in part, promotes its objectives through:

  • A Monthly Program of presentations of historical interest from September 2014 through May 2015;

  • Sponsoring books and anthologies that highlight Calgary and Alberta's history

Members Present: This is a section on our web page that gives basic information about presentations on history or related topics of potential interest to you that are being made by some of our members that are not part of the regular CCHS programming.


Dingman Number 1 Oil Well Turner Valley Oilfield Society - Celebrating the Centennial with the People of Alberta

David Finch writes to encourage members of the CCHS and the HSA to join the Turner Valley Oilfield Society. This small but pivotal local society, based in the middle of western Canada's first commercial oilfield, plays an important role. Click here to find out more about its current activities. The TVOS was an important player in the centennial events in May of 2014. It hosted a Centennial Tea on May 14, 2014 and also sponsored Centennial, a play about the Turner Valley oil story, written by award winning playright Sharon Pollock.

Stay tuned for more activities at the Turner Valley Gas Plant when the weather warms up and help support the people telling the story of oil by joining the Turner Valley Oilfield Society.


Note a new addition to Members Present: Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners, (CALL) is a new, not for profit, member led group dedicated to organizing innovative, affordable learning opportunities for people 45 and over. Follow this link for more information.


Chinook Country Historical Society is a constituent part of the Historical Society of Alberta. Membership has its privileges. Membership in CCHS includes a membership in the Historical Society of Alberta, discounts at special events, the CCHS newsletter, History Now, the newsletter of the HSA that covers history across the province. The glossy magazine Alberta History is also available to members at a reduced subscription rate.

CCHS publishes a quarterly newsletter for our members. The latest newsletter can be viewed online and past issues back to September 2004 are in the Archives.

Chinook Country Historical Society cooperates with several other organizations with an interest in History. Support these Organizations in their efforts.

Contact Information:
Chinook Country Historical Society
Suite 311, 223 - 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2R 0G9
Ph: 403-261-4667

Last updated on January 25, 2015.