Follow-up re. March 17 Heritage Roundtable

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Follow-up re. March 17 Heritage Roundtable

Postby newsposter » Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:19 pm


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Hear stories about the front lines of heritage conservation from those who led the fight to save sites of historic significance and the secrets of their success. Featuring:

Matthew Wangler, Manager, Historic Places Designation Program from the Province of Alberta will provide an update on future plans for Old St. Patrick’s Church in Midnapore.

Irena Karshenbaum, President, Little Synagogue on the Prairie will review the project to relocate a historic synagogue to Heritage Park.

Ray Lee, Founding Member of the Sien Lok Society will share his experience on the tactics used to save Chinatown in the 1960s.

Laura Golebiowski from Project Brewery will discuss the fate of this historic site and how it continues to captivate Calgarians today.

Also included:
• An update from Calgary Public Library on the digital archives
• An opportunity for questions and discussion.
• Networking
• Refreshments

Thursday, March 17, 7-9:00 pm, doors open 6:30 pm
Second Floor, Central Public Library

This event is now in the past (part of history!).
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Postby newsposter » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:37 am

Greetings, at the last Heritage Roundtable on March 17 two of the presenters were Carolyn Ryder from the Calgary Public Library and Matthew Wangler from the province of Alberta. There was a desire to follow up with heritage roundtable network with some more information and web links regarding their projects, and here they are! There are a couple more things coming up this week and next which might be of interest, so watch for another one or two emails shortly.

Calgary Public Library
Community Heritage and Family History Digital Collections.

Calgary Public Library has digitized and made available online over 5,000 images from three different special collections. The Alison Jackson Photograph Collection, Postcards from the Past, and the Judith Umbach Photography Collection contain a wide variety of images of building, people and places in Calgary and Alberta. These range from historical postcards highlighting downtown Calgary from the turn of the 20th century to pictures of the construction of the Bow building. Some of these pictures detail buildings that are no longer part of Calgary’s cityscape. Along with the pictures, many of the images include Calgary Herald articles that give in-depth architectural and historic information. Portions of the collections have been mapped with Google maps too. The Community Heritage and Family History Digital Library can be found at:

Another way Calgary Public Library has been making Calgary’s heritage available online is through our City of Calgary Lion Award winning blog, highlighting topics of interest and resources available: ... fault.aspx

The library has a wealth of specialized databases accessible with your library card, which include e-books, Ancestry Library Edition and historical newspapers such as the Globe and Mail from 1844 , and Times of London Digital Archives from 1785. Databases available may be found at:

The Library’s best websites are carefully selected by staff members and saved on the Delicious website. To explore some of the Local History ones, check out: ... al_history
For more information, contact the Humanities Department directly at 403-260-2785 or email

Carolyn Ryder, Librarian
Community Heritage and Family History Collection, 4th Floor

Province of Alberta
Alberta Culture and Community Spirit
Historic Resources Management Branch

The Alberta Register of Historic Places and the Alberta Heritage Survey Program
The Alberta Register of Historic Places contains a wealth of information about all designated historic places in the province. The Alberta Heritage Survey Program contains information on over 80,000 historic buildings and structures documented since the mid-1970s. Alberta possesses a rich and diverse collection of historic places that includes medicine wheels, tipi rings, fur trading and mounted police posts, coal mines, farmsteads, ranches, railway stations, grain elevators, churches, schools, government offices, commercial blocks and private residences. You can access the Alberta Register of Historic Places and the Alberta Heritage Survey Program at

RETROactive: Blogging Alberta’s Historic Places
Historic? Or just old? What makes a historic place significant? Why conserve historic windows? Want to learn more about conserving historic places in your community? Whether you are a history enthusiast wanting to learn more about the unique and significant places in Alberta, or an owner of a historic property looking to learn about conservation techniques, RETROactive is a blog for you. RETROactive, produced by the Historic Places Stewardship Section of Alberta Culture and Community Spirit, will explore the rich heritage of Alberta by featuring historic places from around the province and by highlighting the heritage conservation initiatives completed by Alberta’s municipalities. Visit the blog at: or follow us on Facebook by searching for “Alberta’s Historic Places”.

Matthew Wangler
Manager, Historic Places Research and Designation Program
Alberta Culture and Community Spirit
Historic Resources Management Branch
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