A champion is an advocate for a cause, and Strathcona County is fortunate to have some very strong voices working with us in our goal to defend and honour our local landmarks, and to preserve and promote our common history. Some of our heritage champions are located in the County’s hamlets and rural areas; others are organizations and institutions that lie outside our boundaries, yet share with us a mutual resource or interest.
Strathcona County Museum and Archives is, arguably, the County’s biggest champion of heritage. This is demonstrated by its displays, educational programs, and extensive collection of archival photographs and documents.
There are a number of publications on local histories held by Strathcona County Library that give the reader detailed information on the families and places of the County.
Strathcona County’s Pride of Strathcona Awards are an annual recognition of those citizens who have contributed to the betterment of the community in one way or another. Over the years, many individuals have been recognized for their efforts involving history and heritage. Search by year to find past award recipients.
Broadmoor Boulevard in Sherwood Park, dubbed Heritage Mile, enjoys a concentration of historic landmarks and monuments promoted by the Heritage Mile Society.
The Deville-North Cooking Lake Historical Society and the Tofield Historical Society work to preserve the history of their rural areas.
The River Valley Alliance is working to make the historic North Saskatchewan River one of the largest metropolitan river valley parks in the world.
Learn about the fur trade era and one of the County’s earliest settlers, Richard P. Ottewell, at Fort Edmonton Park.
Indulge yourself in the history behind the founding of the Strathcona County Museum. (63.8 KB)