Athabasca Historical Society

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Athabasca Historical Society

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1983-1997

History

Though initial efforts were made to begin an historical society in Athabasca in 1955, it took until 1983 for the society to be formed. On March 10, 1983, in a meeting at Athabasca Town Hall, sixteen individuals voted unanimously for the creation of the Athabasca Historical Society and Bob Tannas was named its first president. The group, with an intention to preserve the town of Athabasca's history and heritage, published a book: "Athabasca Landing: An Illustrated History" in 1986, and funded a feasibility study for the creation of the Athabasca Interpretative Centre. The Athabasca Interpretive Centre was never built and the Athabasca Historical Society became inactive by the early 1990s. The society was dissolved in 1997.

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Athabasca Archives

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