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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.

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The Friends of Historic McKay Avenue & 1881 Schoolhouse Society is accepting new members. To express interest, please fill in the form below.