Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site was the home of the first Premier of Alberta, Alexander Cameron Rutherford.

In 1911, A.C. Rutherford, his wife Mattie, and their family moved into this beautiful brick mansion near the university campus. The family entertained friends, relatives, and influential Edmontonians for more than a generation.

Today, this restored and furnished Edwardian-era home maintains the Rutherford tradition of hospitality and offers visitors a glimpse into the past with costumed interpreters, guided tours, and special events.


To inquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact Louise McKay at Louise.McKay@gov.ab.ca.


We currently have several part-time opportunities:

Historical Interpreter

As a Historical Interpreter, you provide front-line visitor services, as well as public interpretive programming for visitors from all age groups, from children to families to seniors. Working in a team environment, you will have an opportunity to learn about and share with our visitors a fascinating part of our province’s history, and to engage them in building an appreciation of, and connection with, those stories.