Heritage Park Historical Village (CA)

Heritage Park Historical Village is a historical park in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. As Canada's largest living history museum, it is one of the city's most visited tourist attractions.

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Exhibits span Western Canadian history from the 1860s to the 1950s. You will see Western Canada's iconic past not only preserved, but also presented alive and in great working condition. Many of the buildings are historical and were transported to the park to be placed on display, including the 1913 Little Synagogue on the Prairie from Sibbald, Alberta. Others are re-creations of actual buildings. Most of the structures are furnished and decorated with genuine artefacts. Staff dress in historic costume, and antique automobiles and horse-drawn vehicles service the site.

The park has four areas reflecting different periods in Western Canadian history: the Hudson's Bay Company Fur Trading Fort, c. 1864; the Pre-Railway Settlement Village, c. 1880; the Railway Prairie Town, c. 1910; and the Heritage Town Square, depicting the 1920s to 1950s.

Heritage Park Historical Village has several reconstructed buildings. You will find here an aboriginal encampment representing the First Peoples in southern Alberta in the 19th century, but also a working smithy, bakery, hotel, and several shops and restaurants and a Hudson's Bay Company trading fort.
The Heritage Town Square houses a replica of Nellie McClung's Calgary home which tells the story of influential women in Canadian history and other replica buildings themed with the period 1930-1950.

Text source: Wikipedia
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