Chestermere’s History

“It’s very difficult for a society to grapple with deep questions of its own identity without having a sense of its own past.”   – Ben Fullalove ACAD How did the City of Chestermere come to be? If you are new to Chestermere you probably never thought about how this city came to be.  Why are people living here?  We have a unique history within Alberta going back to the early twentieth century.  There have been four history books published about the history of the Chestermere area.  First, Saddles Sleighs and Sadirons which is now available for you to read online,…

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Becoming a Member Chestermere has a Fascinating Historical Story We have many new residents to the City of Chestermere and very few know how it came to be.  What an interesting story we have:  the opening of the West, the  Canadian Pacific Railway, the creation of the Western Irrigation District, cabin owners, Summer Village to a City.  The Chestermere Historical Foundation is preserving and presenting our unique history. Membership fees are only $5.00.  These funds go to the purchase of artifacts and costs associated with our educational programs and projects.  See the menu link Programs and Projects to see all…

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