Re-Imagining Rossdale: A Blog Post from Edmonton’s Historian Laureate

23 Feb

“There are certainly “righter” and “wronger” answers, I believe, in the context of what is appropriate for the city’s vision of itself. To gauge this “rightness” (as opposed to gut-feeling “righteousness”) we have to ask ourselves: What kind of community do we want to create? What do we want our legacy to be?”

Edmonton’s Historian Laureate Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail recently wrote an essay on Rossdale for the Edmonton City as Museum Project where she describes its complex history and challenges the myriad questions surrounding its potential future uses. \

What do you think, Edmonton? What do we want our legacy to be? And where in that legacy does Rossdale fit?

Read RE-IMAGINING ROSSDALE: PEHONAN AND THE POWER PLANT via the Edmonton City as Museum Project.

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