Calgary is often called a ‘Young City’ but that doesn’t mean it’s not full of history. Looking around the downtown core you can see everything from the Stephen Avenue Historic Site to the many skyscrapers that have been built starting in the late 1940s and continuing to present day.
In order to help Calgarians connect with this rich history, the Calgary Public Library is holding a Heritage Weekend at the Central Library on October 19th & 20th.
The weekend kicks-off at 5:30 pm on Friday with a talk on Century Homes, followed by a discussion of the life of Fred McCall; a hero of Calgary’s amazing aviation history.
Saturday’s events start at 10:30 am and include a talk by one of our guest bloggers Irena Karshenbaum on the Barron Building. This is followed by a talk on Canadian heritage in Calgary, a discussion of historic buildings that were never built, and stories from historians such as Hugh Dempsey, Historian Laureate Harry Sanders, Max Foran and Nancy Townshed.
The whole weekend is capped off by a Heritage Meet & Greet where you can interact with representatives from Calgary’s historic organizations and fellow history buffs.
For more information visit the Calgary Public Library’s website. Some events require registration, so act fast before this event is history.