Local History + Genealogy - Library events Summer 2008

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Local History + Genealogy - Library events Summer 2008

Postby newsposter » Thu May 08, 2008 11:29 am

Calgary Public Library
Local History and Genealogy Programs
Summer 2008


To register for these and other programs, please go online to http://calgarypubliclibrary.com/library/programs.aspx or phone 260-2620.



Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE

Paddling, Portaging and Pageantry by Doreen Guilloux
Learn about the courageous voyageurs who took part in the world's longest canoe race from Rocky Mountain House to Montreal.
Saturday, May 24
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
4th floor North - Meeting Room

Prairie Pretenders: Grey Owl, Long Lance and Honore Jaxon
Professor Don Smith discusses three prominent individuals with Calgary connections, who re-invented themselves claiming Aboriginal ancestry
Saturday, Jun 14
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
4th Floor North – Meeting Room

Researching Calgary's Military History
Join experts from the University of Calgary and the Military Museums in exploring how to effectively research and write military history.
Friday, Jun 20
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
4th floor North - Meeting Room

History of the Calgary Stampede
Renowned local author and Professor Max Foran explores the myths and realities surrounding the Stampede in this popular encore lecture.
Friday, Jun 27
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
4th floor North - Meeting Room

Family History Coaching
Drop in on Saturday, June 21 for help with family research. Co-sponsored by the Alberta Family Histories Society.
Saturday, Jun 21
10:00 – 12:00
4th Floor North – Genealogy Area
No registration required

Heritage Hunters
Do you have questions about Calgary's past and its people? Drop by the Local History Room for help in your quest.
Thursdays, Jul 10 to Aug 21
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
4th floor North Local History Room - Program/Presentation Area
No registration required

Memorial Park Branch
These programs will be held in conjunction with Historic Calgary Week

Historic Central Park Rehabilitation
Join heritage architect Lorne Simpson for a look at the historic development of Calgary's first park and the rehabilitation plans.
Thursday, Jul 31
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Basement - Meeting Room 2

Picturing Calgary's Past
Enjoy a slide show presentation on Calgary's most fascinating historic buildings, and the intriguing stories of the people behind them.
Tuesday, Jul 29
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Basement - Meeting Room 2
No registration required
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