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.
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.
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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FORHS is working with Digital Fractal Tech to develop a mobile app that will allow Edmontonians and visitors to explore fun, informative and interactive historical walking tours connecting Rutherford House to the surrounding community. We are planning to create several historical walking tours that would be available through the app, including walking tours of the University of Alberta campus and across the High Level Bridge to the Legislature grounds. All of these walks will emphasize the connections between Rutherford House, Alexander Rutherford and the City of Edmonton.
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