Restore a Historic Property or experience the poetic spirit of the Rockies

This week, there’s a unique opportunity from the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village on July 9 and 10th that is well worth checking out and Stephansson House is hosting a poetry event!

Behind the Scenes – How a Historic Property is Restored

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Curious about how a historic property is restored so that it can go on display at a museum or heritage site? Wonder no more! On July 9 and 10, the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village will be offering behind-the-scenes tours of the Morecambe School in its nearly restored state. The tour starts at 2 p.m.

You’ll have the opportunity to tour this two room school and other historic buildings under restoration, led by Jim Nakonechny, Heritage Conservation Technologist with Alberta Culture’s Conservation and Construction Services.

This tour is part of the 2014 Historic Festival & Doors Open Edmonton event presented by the Edmonton & District Historical Society.

The Details

When: Wednesday, July 9 and Thursday, July 10, starting at 2 p.m.

Where: Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village, located 25 minutes east of Edmonton along Hwy 16.

Need more info? Visit the website or call 780-662-3640 (dial 310-0000 for toll-free access in Alberta)

Poetic Spirit of the Rockies

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On July 13, take the opportunity to visit Stephan G. Stephansson’s homestead and learn more about rich heritage of the Icelandic poet who made his home in Alberta.

Stephansson and his family settled the Alberta prairies near Markerville in 1889. Widely regarded as the greatest Icelandic poet since the 12th century, Stephansson’s prolific literary output has gained him recognition as one of the greatest poets of the western world.

The Poetry Event provides an opportunity for local Alberta poets to share readings of their own work as well as present select poems from Andvökur, Stephansson’s volume of work. Enjoy fresh home-baked goodies as well as tea and coffee while relaxing with fellow poetry-lovers. Take the opportunity to explore Stephansson’s house, restored to its 1927 appearance, and interact with the costumed interpretive staff.

The Details

When: Sunday, July 13 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Stephansson House, located 7 kilometres north of Markerville, off secondary highways 781 and 492 (20 minutes south of Sylvan Lake or 30 minutes southwest of Red Deer).

Need more Info? Visit the website or call 403-728-3929 (dial 310-000 for toll-free access within Alberta).

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