We want to hear from you!

RETROactive was launched six months ago and thanks to all of you it has grown into a blog followed by nearly 125 people. Over 60 blog posts have been published, covering topics such as: the conservation of historic windows; roadside heritage markers; the history of various Provincial Historic Resources; how to complete Municipal Heritage Surveys/Inventories and how Albertans can access conservation funding.

Are these the types of posts you want to read? Are there certain topics you would like us to discuss? What do you think about RETROactive? Please provide us with your feedback by commenting at the bottom of this post, write a comment on our Facebook page or email us at: albertahistoricplaces@gov.ab.ca. We look forward to receiving all of your messages.

Thank you for visiting RETROactive.

Written by: Brenda Manweiler, Municipal Heritage Services Advisor

Old St. Stephen's College, located on the University of Alberta campus, is home to the Historic Resources Management Branch (the authors of RETROactive). This building is also a Provincial Historic Resource.

10 comments

  1. Hi there,

    I’m on the municipal heritage steering committee for the city of Lacombe. We’re in the earlier stages of figuring out heritage policy for the city and going through the process of designating buildings. I’m enjoying the blog posts as a way to learn of province-wide heritage events and news and see examples of how other municipalities are protecting their heritage resources.

    1. Hi Kirstin,
      Thank you for your comments. We are happy to hear that you are finding RETROactive useful and informative. If you ever have any questions or suggestions for blog posts please do not hesitate to contact us.
      Brenda

  2. Hello,
    I am a staff member working with the MD of Foothills No.31 Historical Review Committee. This blog is interesting and valuable, it would be a real shame to lose it. I am quite sure that more Albertans would follow the blog, if they knew that it existed. It is important to give the exposure to all historically important sites so Albertans become more aware of our heritage.

    1. Hi Johanna,
      We thank you for your support. We are having fun producing RETROactive so it is great to know that you find it to be a useful resource. Please encourage others to check us out and feel free to drop us a line if you ever have any ideas or questions pertaining to blog posts.
      Cheers,
      Brenda

  3. Hi there,

    I’m a graduate student in the Heritage Conservation program at Carleton University in Ottawa. I stumbled across this blog during a wander on the world wide web. I’ve always been interested in the Alberta system of heritage conservation (spent a summer interpreting at the Atlas Coal Mine NHS out near Drumheller!), and this blog is an informative and engaging way to keep up with what’s going on out West!

    Through this blog, I would love to learn more about Alberta’s approach to conservation, especially how smaller communities are working- and what resources they have available- to conserve and interpret their heritage. I would also be really interested to know how Alberta’s Aboriginal heritage and cultural landscapes are being conserved.

    Thanks and keep up the good work!
    Nancy

    1. Hi Nancy,

      Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to learn that you find RETROactive both informative and engaging. We also appreciate your blog post suggestions – we will try to plan future blog posts on Aboriginal heritage and cultural landscapes. Over the coming months, if you have any questions or comments, please do hesitate to contact us.
      As a graduate of the Heritage Conservation program at Carleton University, I wish you luck with your studies.
      Brenda

  4. I enjoy the posts, as they give a broad view of heritage sites, topics and activities in the province. Keep up the good work!

  5. Hi, I’ve recently found out about your site and have enjoyed going through some of the posts. I enjoy history and your posts often provide interesting details that I would otherwise not come across.

    1. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying the blog. If you have any suggestions for blog posts please do not hesitate to let us know.

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