Archives and Museum

Alberta Archives and Museum

Archives Lead: Janet Allcock



OUR PURPOSE

The main purpose of the Alberta Archives and Museum is to collect, preserve and interpret the history of Guiding in Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Yukon.

 

OUR AIMS

  • To preserve from the past
  • To collect, record, display, store and educate in the present
  • To anticipate the future
  • To make the results of our work available to a wide audience within the community

Our prim aim covers Alberta, the Northwest Territories and Yukon​, but where appropriate, we include Guiding items of wider Canadian and World-wide interest.

 

OPENING HOURS

The Alberta Archives and Museum is open for self-guided tours 8.30 AM to 4.30 PM on regular business days. 
For unit tours and visits outside these hours, please contact the Archives Lead.

The Archivists are present part time, usually Thursdays and Fridays in winter and variable hours in summer. 
Please email archives@albertagirlguides.com for details

OUR LOCATION

The Alberta Archives and Museum is located in the Alberta Girl Guide House in Edmonton
GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA - Alberta Council
11055 - 107 STREET NW
EDMONTON
ALBERTA
T5H 2Z6

Guide House Office Phone
780-424-5510
Archives Lead email
archives@albertagirlguides.com

OUR RESOURCES

Unit tours - including opportunities to try on some of our historical uniforms
Program sessions which help meet some Guiding program elements, particularly Gateway to our Past and Mouse around the House
Mobile displays on Guiding topics for use at conferences and events
Facilities for research using our documents, photographs, resource books and other collections



OUR ORIGINS

Guiding began in Alberta in 1913 and Alberta Council was formed in 1929.  The council has been preserving records and Guiding material since then.  The Alberta Archives and Museum was set up formally in 1992 and has been in its current location since 2011.

OUR COLLECTIONS

Since we run both Archives and a Museum we collect a very wide variety of items, from three-dimensional artifacts to documents and historical papers.
The collections include;-

  • Historical uniforms
  • Crests, badges and pins
  • Photographs
  • Banners, awards and trophies
  • Scrapbooks
  • Personal and event memorabilia
  • Audio-visual material
  • Records from Alberta Girls' Parliament and other Ranger/Senior Branches Events
  • Canadian Guider from 1933 to date
  • Alberta Council minues and reports
  • Guiding Related books





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OUR SUPPORTERS

  • Alberta Council
  • The Alberta Girl Guide House Staff
  • Members, like YOU, who make donations and provide information on artifacts and events
  • The public who show interest in and support Girl Guides of Canada
  • Organizations with which we are affiliated, including:
    • Archives Society of Alberta
    • Alberta Museums Association
    • Edmonton and District Historical Society ​

Remember--the success of any Archive and Museum depends on the continued support and contributions from its members and other sources.  Please consider making a donation of your Guiding papers or artifacts.


DONATIONS

To donate a uniform/insignia or other historic materials to the Alberta Council Archives please complete the Archive Donation Form.

 

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