Objectives of the Friends of Historic McKay Avenue & 1881 Schoolhouse Society
- To encourage and promote an awareness of historic McKay Avenue School and the 1881 Schoolhouse as historically, architecturally, politically, and pedagogically important influences in Edmonton and the Province of Alberta.
- To keep historic McKay Avenue School and the 1881 Schoolhouse as working buildings in service to our community.
- To encourage and promote the history of Edmonton Public Schools, the early political history of Alberta, and Alberta’s heritage through the student programs offered by Archives and Museum.
- To encourage and foster recognition of the importance of public education by promoting the 1881 Schoolhouse, the first public school in the District and the Province of Alberta.
- To preserve historic McKay Avenue School which housed the inaugural sessions of the Alberta Legislative Assembly (1906 and 1907) and is the oldest brick school in the Province.
- To support Edmonton Public Schools Archives and Museum as the official repository for Edmonton School Division.
- To procure funds for supporting both historic McKay Avenue School and the 1881 Schoolhouse.
- To liaise with other organizations in the heritage field.