Sunday, 20 March 2016

Vulcan and District Historical Society, Vulcan, Alberta

The Vulcan and District Historical Society are an enthusiastic and very focussed group of local historians concerned with the care of the archives of the county of Vulcan and area. The archives has recently relocated into an expanded section of the museum.

Address: 232 Centre Street, Vulcan, Alberta T0L 2B0

Projects and special collections they have undertaken:

- John Ware - a former slave who moved to Alberta to become a cowboy - see more about John Ware and the geographical places named after him on the Alberta Historic Places blog. Johns' daughter Nettie Ware was a well known community presence in Vulcan.

- local newspapers - Vulcan Advocate from 1912 to the present - not available online, however, they will do look-ups for a charge. The newspaper office website: Vulcan Advocate.

- photos of the cemetery were undertaken in 2011 and 2012 and these photos have now been posted on the Find a Grave website

- Nine in a Line Grain Elevators - Vulcan is well known in the agricultural community as the town with the most grain elevators. An interesting post is on the Vulcan History blog.

Historical School Sites in Vulcan County - these sites have been marked with a special school house designed signpost, the link has a very interesting account of the history and decision to mark these school sites

- Vulcan County History page has numerous audio interviews with residents of Vulcan of days gone by...

Communities in Vulcan County: Town of Vulcan; Villages: Arrowwood, Carmangay, Champion, Lomond, Milo; Hamlets: Brant, Ensign, Herronton, Kirkaldy, Mossleigh, Queenstown, Shouldice and Travers.

More information about Vulcan County Rural Schools 

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