Over the past months, we (the River Crossing Project Team) has been reaching out to and engaging with many Indigenous Nations and communities whose traditional territories may overlap with the River Crossing area, in order to better understand their stories of this place.
We have also been starting to identify and connect with key partners who have historical knowledge and direct interest in the River Crossing area, to engage with them through the development of the Heritage Interpretive Plan.
On July 24, the River Crossing Project Team partnered with the Edmonton Heritage Council's Edmonton City as Museum Project to hold a Pop-Up Museum at the Rossdale Community Hall!
The Pop-Up Museum was a great success and invited participants to explore the history of River Crossing while sharing their own connections to the West Rossdale area. Displays included archival photographs and artifacts. We also had interactive maps and historic timelines which encouraged participant contribution and discussion. We thank everyone who dropped by for their insightful comments and questions about the rich, complex history of the area.