Edmonton Public Schools Archives & Museum

10425 - 99 Avenue, Edmonton   T5K 0Z4

Mission/Mandate

Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum is a public research facility housing records and artifacts pertinent to the Edmonton Public School Board and the business of Edmonton Public Schools.

Holdings include: board minutes, administration records, school registers, individual school records, yearbooks, school cultural material, photographs, curriculum material, maps, authorized Alberta textbooks, student records, trophies, sports equipment and school furniture.

Description

Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum is housed in historic McKay Avenue School, the site of the first session of the Alberta Legislature. On the same property is the 1881 Schoolhouse, the first public school in Alberta. Both buildings have been carefully restored and awarded the status of Provincial Historic Resource.

Our displays trace the history of Edmonton Public Schools since its beginning in 1881. One of our more interesting records is the original first Tax Assessors Roll, for 1886 to 1902, for all of Edmonton. (Therein lies a tale!)

The third floor features the restored legislative Chamber of 1906. Other displays feature era classrooms of the 1920s and 1950s and special subjects such as the Edmonton Schoolboys' Band and School Cadets.

Displays feature the Restored Legislative Chamber of 1906, restored era classrooms and displays which trace the history of Edmonton Public Schools. The archives and a reading room are open to the public for research purposes. Hands-on school programs are offered to all students. The facility is available for business meetings or special events.

archives.epsb.net/history.htm

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