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About Us


About Us

FORHS works in cooperation with Alberta Culture at Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

The Friends of Rutherford House Society is a key player in the historical community offering heritage research, educational opportunities, enhanced facility access, and interactive visitor experiences with and within the heritage gem of Edmonton. It works to complete projects and host various events which allow the public to enjoy heritage in a unique and intimate way.

Over the Friend of Rutherford House's long history of not-for-profit, heritage-based work, it has contributed in many ways to the preservation and operation of Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site. The restoration of the Delta Upsilon board room and exhibit area, the restoration of the maid’s quarters, the publication of several books, the purchase of items in the house, and financial support for the restoration of the Chancellor’s garden are all ways in which the Society has fulfilled its mandate and served the heritage community.

Alberta Culture is responsible for all programming, interpretation and private bookings. Entertaining, well-researched and informative tours and programs are available (go to their website for details or call the museum staff at 780-427-3995).

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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the legal authority for the Friends of Rutherford House Society. Our Board of Directors are diverse in skill and interests. They commit their time, talents and energy to the Friends of Rutherford House Society. As a member of the board, a Director acts in a position of trust for the community and is responsible for the effective governance of the organization.

Meet our Board of Directors

President: Brittany Ayotte

Vice President: (Vacant)

Treasurer: Julia Cruz

Secretary: Christopher White

Directors: Ashley Bhatia, Ashton Rudanec, Bo Sang and Megan Narsing

The FORHS Board of Directors is accepting applications! For more information please see the Board Recruitment page.


In addition to our board members we have some wonderful committee members who put their talents to work on more specific projects.

Communications Committee Chair: (Vacant)

Events Committee Chair: Ashton Rudanec

Fundraising Committee Chair: Christopher White

Community Outreach Committee Chair: (Vacant)

Governance Committee Chair: Megan Narsing

For more information, please contact


Vision & Mission

Vision & Mission


Our vision is for Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site to be widely recognized and appreciated for its historical and cultural significance and for the Friends of Rutherford House Society to inspire and enrich the community.


The mission of the Friends of Rutherford House Society is to create innovative opportunities for the public to enjoy Rutherford House and to engage with Alberta’s history. We believe that the past has something to tell the present. We aspire to make history fun, relevant and engaging.


  • Hospitality in keeping with the spirit and tradition of the Rutherford Family.
  • Excellence in our services.
  • Community connections and partnerships.
  • Inclusion of all members of the community.
  • Collaboration and open communication.
  • Educational opportunities.
  • Passion and commitment of engaged volunteers and staff.
  • The vital role that the heritage of Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site plays to our community’s identity and how it connects the past, present, and future.