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Stories tagged: 1950s

Beatrice Carmichael – The Grand Dame of Edmonton Opera

Peggy Donnelly

Known to her students and close friends as Auntie Van, Beatrice Carmichael was a classically trained musician from Chicago, who…

Heritage Meets History: Exploring a Family’s Past

Tim O'Grady

I married into a big Edmonton family. The matriarch of the clan is Elsie Henderson (née Maksymuik), my wife’s grandmother….

Metis Matriarch – Thelma Chalifoux

Jenna Chalifoux

Our mothers are more than just a physical person, just as our houses are more than just a structure to…

Subverting Edmonton

Rhonda Kronyk

When you think of Edmonton you likely don’t think of subversive acts. After all, we are conservative prairie dwellers who…

The Good Old Maple Leaf Athletic Club

Moly Milosovic

To call Edmonton a hockey city is obvious. Many little ones learn to skate before preschool, and an enthusiasm for…

Betty Stanhope-Cole and the mystery of the missing plaque

Brendan Thompson

Just east of the Capilano Bridge, there is a small park overlooking the Highlands Golf Club. It has a view…

A Place for Women: The Wauneita Society at the University of Alberta

Sally Scott

In 1908, Alberta premier Alexander Rutherford’s dream came to fruition. The University of Alberta was formed in Strathcona, and class…

The Prins Family and the Dutch in Beverly

Lawrence Herzog

Jacob and Aafje Prins helped more than 800 Dutch newcomers settle in Canada and the hospitality of their big white…

Canada’s Mr. Polka – Gaby Haas

Lawrence Herzog

Gaby Haas oom-pah-pahed his way through nearly a half-century of Edmonton’s musical soundtrack. He was a musician, radio and television…

Westmount School

Lawrence Herzog

Built on land that was part of the old Norris farm and purchased from the family for $3,200 in July…

Owen Cornish: Flying through Edmonton’s Cold War History

Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail

This past May, many of us celebrated the 70th anniversary of VE Day – or Victory Europe Day – the…

Yearbook Ads – Douglas Printing

Curio Studio

Over the course of Curio’s working relationship with the Royal Alexandra Hospital, we discovered a tucked-away archive of old yearbooks…