The FORHS Board of Directors is accepting applications for many positions! FORHS has been an Edmonton institution since its incorporation in 1985. Many heritage advocates, charity enthusiasts, and community-minded individuals have made their mark by volunteering their time and talent to this Society. FORHS offers experience in many areas including: heritage, education, research, volunteer management, [...]Read More
The Friends of Rutherford House Society is unable to take new bookings until further notice.Read More
The Friends of Rutherford House Society has experienced some sudden and unforeseen staffing challenges and faced additional financial challenges that necessitated the closure of the Arbour Room restaurant. We wish to acknowledge the hard work and passion of our Arbour Room staff and volunteers, past and present, who made this restaurant a success. We [...]Read More
Fashion, food, history, and wedding talk… join us, the Friends of Rutherford House Society, at Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site for our 2013 Vintage Bridal Tea! At 7pm on May 23rd, antique and vintage wedding gowns will be on display throughout the house and Edmonton wedding gown designer, Kelsey McIntyre of Serendipity Designs will deliver a program on the [...]Read More
When you visit the Arbour Room in Rutherford House ask about our raffle and support our not for profit charity! Tickets are available for purchase in the restaurant or in the gift shop: 1/$4 2/$6 5/$15 First Prize A one night stay with breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald and a full collection of [...]Read More
The Chancellor’s Garden is the most recent restoration project of Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site. This garden was restored to promote the history of the Rutherford’s amazing grounds and to beautify the site for all! Whether you are a heritage lover who frequents this site, a student of the University of Alberta or a runner [...]Read More
….your stories, our heritage.
The year 2011 marks the centenary of Rutherford House as a fixture on the University of Alberta campus and in the community of Garneau.
The house has taken on many roles since 1911. From its origin as the home of Alberta’s first premier, to housing the Delta Upsilon Fraternity, to its present incarnation as a Provincial Historic Site within which recently operated the Arbour Restaurant and Tea Room for over 15 years and the Whatnot Gift Shoppe.
The Friends of Rutherford House are celebrating this varied history with the Centennial Book Project. The book will explore the significance of Rutherford House to the People of Edmonton over the past hundred years, and help us to better understand what role it might play for future generations.