Harry Sanders, Calgary Heritage Authority 2012 Historian Laureate

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4th Floor Museum
Sat: 1:30-6 pm

My activity will be both stationary and mobile. I will identify myself as the Historian Laureate of Calgary, and I will engage other participants and visitors in conversations about local history and historic resources, including (but not limited to) King Edward School and the South Calgary district. My stationary booth will be in the school’s former centennial museum space. It will include signage indicating my role and inviting participants to ask me about local history. It will also include examples of local history resources (such as old city directories, cemetery lists, fire insurance maps, and a microfilm reader) as well as a laptop with online access to relevant electronic resources. Interactions will be free-form and will range from storytelling about the past to guidance for research inquiries.


Harry Sanders is the Calgary Heritage Authority 2012 Historian Laureate. He has worked at the Calgary Public Library, the City of Calgary Archives, the Jewish Historical Society of Southern Alberta, and the Glenbow Library and Archives. Since 1995, he has also been a self-employed historical consultant, contract researcher and freelance writer. From 2006-09, he appeared weekly on CBC Radio One’s Homestretch program as “Harry the Historian.”