About

History of Fort George and Buckingham House

The Interpretive Center was opened by the Province of Alberta in 1992. The opening marked the bi-centennial establishment of the 2 fur trade posts on the site.

The site is operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism, Heritage Division.

Friends of the Forts Society

The Friends of the Forts (Fort George and Buckingham House) Society is a charitable co-operating society with the mission to support programming and operations of the site, including:

  • Volunteering on the site
  • Providing gift shop and concession services
  • Fundraising for special projects
  • Providing insight and expertise
  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with the community

Donations

Help us preserve and interpret Fort George and Buckingham House!

Fort George and Buckingham House is looking for artifacts to support gallery displays and items for use in programming. All of our artifacts are carefully selected.

Some of the gallery items are original to the site, while others are reproductions chosen to represent original items. Even items in poor condition, if rare, may provide valuable information to help us interpret the story of the site more fully. In some instances, objects are borrowed so they can be used in temporary displays, documented, or reproduced.

We are not able to accept everything. If you have an item that you think will help us, let us know and we will tell you if it meets our needs and requirements.

Potential donors should contact our curator to discuss the criteria for donating or loaning artifacts for use on the site. It is recommended you attach a photo of your item to your email.

If you are interested in donating historic items, or have items to show, please contact:

Joy Schellenberg, Curator
Joy.Schellenberg@gov.ab.ca
780-431-2367 (for toll-free, dial 310-0000 first)

Employment

You can be part of the Fort George and Buckingham House experience this summer.

Our story is brought to life each summer by our team of Summer Interpreters. If you have a passion for history, teaching, working with kids, engaging visitors of all ages, excellent customer service skills, and attention to detail, we want to hear from you.

Summer employment opportunities are posted in February each year.