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Athabasca University

Dr. Michael Gismondi

Public History

Mike is a member of the Athabasca Heritage Society. He has been active in recovering the historic Athabasca Landing site along the public riverfront in the Town of Athabasca. Also he has worked with his colleagues to develop over 30 interpretive signs of the heydays of Athabasca (1880-1915). In 2005 he won an Alberta Historical Resources Foundation Award as Outstanding Citizen for his advocacy and his heritage education work, and also received a Province of Alberta–Centennial Medal that same year. See his talk about the Town's new Municipal Heritage Program and some visuals.

In the summer of 1998, Mike received an Industry Canada Schoolnet grant to train 7 youths in the new multi-media technologies. Working with content from the Athabasca Archives, the Glenbow Archives and the Provincial Archives of Alberta, the group digitized 240 photographs of "Historical Athabasca Landing: 1880-1914" They did a great job — check it out.

Updated October 08 2014 by Student & Academic Services

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