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  • McKay Avenue Roof Project

    McKay Avenue Roof Project

    We are pleased to acknowledge the financial support from the Government of Canada through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund ($600,484).

    This financial support is in addition to funds previously committed by the Alberta Government ($425,000), City of Edmonton ($525,000), and the District ($690,000).

    A special acknowledgement is given to our supporters of the Shake it Up! fundraising campaign ($133,279) as of 01 Dec 2016.

    By all orders of government working together, and the generosity of public financial support, the critical roof structural repairs will be completed on historic McKay Avenue School.

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  • Support


    We need your support! Purchase a cedar shake shingle to help us preserve the building so we can continue to share the past with future generations.

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  • Profile


    Housed within the oldest standing brick school in Alberta, our facility offers curriculum-based, hands-on programs for students; a museum highlighting the history of Edmonton Public Schools and Alberta's early political history; and archives where historically significant documents are preserved for future generations.

    Then & Now video

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  • Historic Site

    Historic Site

    Designated a Provincial Historic Resource in 1976 and a Municipal Historic Resource in 2015, McKay Avenue School has played an important role in the educational, social and political development of Edmonton and Alberta. It has been preserved to reflect the District’s past and to pass its history on to future generations.

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  • Archives for Researchers

    Archives for Researchers

    The Archives and Museum is a public research facility housing records and artifacts related to Edmonton Public Schools. Some of the holdings include: Board of Trustees meeting minutes, administrative records, attendance registers, school records, yearbooks, school cultural material, photographs, curriculum material, maps, authorized Alberta textbooks, student records, trophies, sports equipment and school furniture.

    Release of Record Form

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Welcome to Archives and Museum. We tell the story of Edmonton Public Schools and the formation of the Province of Alberta by offering programming to students and exhibiting our history in a public research facility. Our unique facility is in the heart of downtown Edmonton and buzzing with activity all through the year. During the 2015-2016 school year, we welcomed:

  • 13,161 people at historic McKay Avenue School
  • 5,734 students received programming
  • 1,068 teachers and parent volunteers participated in student programming
  • 1,497 school and central staff attended meetings, PD and retreat activities
  • 3,816 were city, community, and provincial government attendees
  • 523 community walk-ins
  • 269 people requested archived materials

 Of the 468 bookings at Archives and Museum there were:

  • 245 school programming bookings
  • 223 District, community and multi-level government bookings



Archives and Museum Brochure