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AB Pioneers

Blast from the Past – An Archaeological Exploration of Fish Creek Provincial Park

Thursday, March 19, 2015 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, Shannon Terrace,
Fish Creek Provincial Park (13931 Woodpath Rd. SW – Access via 130 Ave. SW and 37 St. SW)

Presented by Drew McKibben, Heritage Interpreter

Blast from the Past Archaeological Exploration presentation will offer something for history buffs and everyone else: archaeological findings illuminating the daily lives of Calgary’s first European settlers. When the lights dim in the Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, you’ll travel from 1873, when the first European raised an axe to build a home, to 1998, when archaeologists unearthed what is left behind – artifacts from another century! Join us for a fascinating look at the history of Fish Creek Provincial Park.

Join Friends heritage interpreter and minibus tour guide, Drew McKibben, for a virtual tour of three important sites of past excavation, and increase your understanding of local archaeology.

Registration Required. Free for Friends members and $5 for non-members.

Map to Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre

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Photos:  Albertans from the late 1800s (McKibben and Glenbow Archives), Archaeological excavation near Cluny, AB 2014 (McKibben), wagon at Bow Valley Ranch in Fish Creek (Friends of Fish Creek),  Archaeological excavation near Cluny, AB 2014 (McKibben), Albertans in the 1800s near fortified prairie house  (McKibben and Glenbow Archives)




Event Details

March 23, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cost: $5