Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site
Be our guest - Free admission for wildfire evacuees
Now until September 5th, 2016, regular admission fees will be waived at provincially-owned historic sites and museums for evacuees of the Alberta wildfires. Evacuees will be required to provide photo identification or a postal code as proof of residency for family admission. We hope access to our sites and museums provides an opportunity for displaced Albertans to enjoy some activities together during this difficult time.
Rutherford House Provincial Historic
Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron
Rutherford. In 1911, A.C. Rutherford, his wife Mattie and their family
moved into this beautiful brick mansion near the university campus.
The family entertained friends, relatives and influential Edmontonians
for more than a generation. Today, this restored and furnished Edwardian-era
home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors
a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours and
The Great War Knitting Project
Thank you to all the volunteers, family and friends that contributed to the “Knit You Bit” project. With your efforts and expertise, we now have over a dozen hand-made, knitted items for our soldier comforts and war fashions collection. The items will help us tell the story of the community activities on the home front in Edmonton and how the Rutherford family contributed to the war efforts.
Last reviewed/revised: May 7, 2016