CFCW’s Heritage Project is our new initiative to help preserve historical legacies in rural Alberta communities.
Our second project is the House In The Middle Of The Road for the Smoky Lake Heritage Board. “The Anderson House” is famous because the curve in Victoria Trail actually makes it look like it’s right in the middle of the road! Built around 1900 by Métis settlers, it was home to a many families, as well as the post office for a time and a place for weary travelers to get some respite.
Now vacant for over 30 years, the house has held up quite well until recently. Given it’s historic construction, connection with the Métis settlers, as well as location in the national historic Victoria Trail district, one of the last land survey river lot systems in the country, it is important to retain this symbol of settlement and its evolution within the cultural landscape.
Many repairs have already been made to The House in the Middle of the Road, but the Smoky Lake Heritage Board requires matching funds for their Alberta Historic Resource Foundation Grant to continue construction. The goal is to raise $10,000.00 for the CFCW Alberta Heritage Project.
Click HERE to donate online, or mail a cheque to the Smoky Lake Heritage Board, Box 310, Smoky Lake, AB , T0A 3C0.
For more information call Michelle Wright 780-656-5398. Click HERE for more info on the Smoky Lake Heritage Board.
Registered Canadian Charity # 830834297RR0001
Smoky Lake Heritage Board House In The Middle Of The Road Fundraiser BBQ
Thursday, June 28, 2018
10:30am – 2:30pm
The House in the Middle of the Road
Join CFCW for old fashioned games, a BBQ and to see the renovations so far!
If you have an initiative in your community, nominate it for the CFCW Heritage Project with the form below!