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It is a privilege and an honour to represent the City of Edmonton as its 5th Historian Laureate, 2018-2020. I am delighted and feeling a bit daunted, but here’s one of those situations where my years as Audio/Visual Archivist at the Provincial Archives of Alberta will probably come in handy.

Architectural detail – Arts Building, University of Alberta by Marlena Wyman

I have decided that I will keep a sketching diary during my term as Historian Laureate. I am not calling it a daily diary, because that promise will be as likely to be kept as a New Year’s resolution, but it will be a daily-ish diary. I will write and sketch not only those experiences that document the position, but also my everyday life both as an Edmontonian and as an artist.

Architectural detail – Government House by Marlena Wyman

I have included a few past sketches here that I have made of historical subjects in Edmonton, and I will keep adding to those in future posts.

Window at Rutherford South Library, University of Alberta by Marlena Wyman

I will also be out in the community doing other historically related things, and I’ll be posting more along the way, so please join me in my historic journey!

Edmonton Radial Railway streetcar, Fort Edmonton Park by Marlena Wyman

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