Walking Tour App

View our city through an historic lens with the new FORHS Walking Tour app! Developed by Digital Fractal Tech with support from the Edmonton Heritage Council, this mobile app allows Edmontonians and visitors to explore fun, informative and interactive historical walking tours connecting Rutherford House to the surrounding community. 

Our first walk is up -- take a leisurely 30-minute walk through campus and learn about what was happening at the University of Alberta from 1908 to 1939.

Stay tuned for more historical walking tours, which will explore the connections between Rutherford House, Alexander Rutherford and the City of Edmonton.

Rutherford the Time-Travelling Moose

About the book

Robin had no idea that a trip to Rutherford House with her grandma would lead to an adventure with a time-travelling moose! Come with Robin and Rutherford as they journey through Edmonton's history, from the ice age to the present day, and discover how our city has changed through time. 

Written by Thomas Wharton and illustrated by Amanda Schutz, this 32-page adventure visits such sites as Rutherford House, the Alberta Legislature, Strathcona Library, Princess Theatre, the High Level Bridge and Garneau Theatre.

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Lilacs and Brick: The Life and Lives of Rutherford House

About the book

2011 marked the centenary of Rutherford House as a fixture on the University of Alberta campus and in the community of Garneau.

The house has taken on many roles since 1911. From its origin as the home of Alberta’s first premier, to housing the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, to its present incarnation as a Provincial Historic Site. The Friends of Rutherford House Society compiled a book to celebrate this varied history.

The book includes elements of the House’s history and stories from a number of people who’s lives were touched, and whose memories are protected by the House. The book explores the significance of Rutherford House to the People of Edmonton over the past hundred years, and help us to better understand what role it might play for future generations.

About the author

Gigi Meade Jabs was born and raised in Edmonton. She spent her childhood admiring the old homes around the University of Alberta where she grew up. The architecture of the homes fuelled an interest in the visual arts, leading her to pursue a career in graphic design. Later, she expanded her interests to include writing, editing and teaching. All of her career choices have been inspired by a passion for Edmonton and Alberta. Currently, she enjoys working with words and walking through the river valley with her husband. This is her first book.

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Pick up your copy at one of these fine local retailers for only $35!