The War Years 1914-1947
The Fall 2023 Group "Frontier Calgary" was hugely successful in portraying Calgary's early history. The Group was focused on biographical sketches and had several outstanding external experts, as well as some on-site visits.
This winter series will explore the critical years of 1914 – 47, mainly via mini-presentations by group members on individuals and trends from that era. Each of the sessions will tackle a distinct theme, e.g. World War One (Impacts), World War Two (Impacts), The Depression, Labour, Education, Oil and Gas, Indigenous Peoples, Ethnic Groups, and so on.
One of the main sourcebooks for this semester will be the 1987 publication of the Chinook Country Chapter of the Historical Society of Alberta, CALGARIANS AFTER THE FRONTIER, ed. Max Foran and Sheilagh Jameson. City Makers Calgary After the Frontier
Tom Kerwin is a long-time CALL member and has facilitated many CALL groups; Don Smith, Professor Emeritus, U. of Calgary, is a retired Canadian history professor and a CALL co-founder.
Registration opens Friday, December 1, 2023.Before you register, you must be a member of CALL. Join/Renew