Fall 2011: Upcoming Heritage Events

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Fall 2011: Upcoming Heritage Events

Postby LauraGrace » Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:41 am

Here is a compiled list of upcoming CHI and heritage events for this Fall! Check the forum often or email info@calgaryheritage.org for more information.

City of Calgary Cemetery Tours June 5 – October 2

Many of Calgary's colourful characters lie buried in our oldest existing civic burial grounds. During the summer months, the City tells these fascinating stories through free guided walking tours of Calgary's historic Union Cemetery, Burnsland Cemetery and St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery. Note: tours are not wheelchair accessible and are best suited for adults and children nine years and older. Pets are not permitted in cemeteries.

Tours run Saturdays and Sundays, June 5 - October 2, 2011, 2 - 3:30 p.m.

• Union Cemetery - every Sunday 28 Ave. & Spiller Rd. S.E. - meet at the Galloway House on the east side of the cemetery. Vehicle access through entrance off Spiller Rd.
• St. Mary's Pioneer Cemetery - third Saturday of each month Erlton St. & 32 Ave. S.W. - meet at the Pioneer Cemetery gates, inside St. Mary's Cemetery gates.
• Burnsland Cemetery - last Saturday of each month
27 Ave. & Spiller Rd. S.E. - meet at the Galloway House on the east side of the cemetery. Vehicle access through entrance off Spiller Rd.

Heritage Weekend at the Calgary Public Library: September 23 and 24

The Calgary Public Library is hosting its second annual Heritage Weekend on September 23 and 24. Various workshops and presentations are taking place both days at the Central Library, including:

The Past in the Future: Heritage in a Social Media World
Saturday, September 24 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Central Library’s John Dutton Theatre, 616 Macleod Tr. S.E
Discover some of Calgary’s many heritage organizations (including CHI!) and the new ways in which they are engaging Calgarians in the 21st century.

See full schedule for more event details here: http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/service ... nts?p=1384.

Calgary Heritage Initiative Office Grand Opening and Open House, September 28, 2011 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (please rsvp to rsvp@calgaryheritage.org)

CHI has a brand new office in the historic neighbourhood of Inglewood! Join us, the Inglewood BRZ and Ward 9 Alderman Gian Carlo Carra as we celebrate our new space on the second floor of the 1911-built Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce building. 1230 9th Avenue S.E., open house from 7-9pm.

Alberta Art Days Historic Beltline Walking Tour: October 2, 1:00pm.

For the 2011 Alberta Art Days, CHI is pleased to offer an additional Historic Beltline Walking Tour in conjunction with Lougheed House. The 90 minute tour includes admission to tour the House. Tour begins at 1 pm at the Lougheed House. RSVP to Guest Services at 403-244-6333.

“Saving Places” Screening and Discussion at Central Memorial Park Library: October 20, 6:30pm

Join heritage architect Lorne Simpson of Simpson Roberts Architecture Interior Design Inc. and Calgary Heritage Initiative for an exclusive screening and discussion of the acclaimed heritage preservation television series “Saving Places.”

Brutal Bus Tour No. 2 in November: Details to be Announced!

Following the huge success of our first Brutal Bus Tour, CHI is pleased to announce an encore tour will take place in November 2011. The tour raises awareness of Calgary’s often maligned and misunderstood Brutalist period of architecture (1960s to 1970s) in an exclusive guided tour of Calgary’s premiere Brutalist sites. Check www.calgaryheritage.org for updates or email info@calgaryheritage.org to reserve your seat.
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