Alberta's Provincial Historic Sites, Interpretive Centres and Museums

Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

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.

The Great War Knitting Project

Help Rutherford House build a collection of soldier comforts and war fashions by “knitting your bit.” In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the commencement of The Great War (1914), Rutherford House is launching The Great War Knitting Project. Join us for this first monthly session, with opportunities to share period patterns and wool suggestions for knit and crochet projects.

The Great War Knitting Project is a year-long series of sessions ~ with the first session happening on: Sunday, January 26 from noon to 5 p.m.

Subsequent sessions are listed below. Each session will run from noon to 5 p.m.

  • March 16                 
  • April 6
  • May 11
  • June 22
  • July 13
  • August 23
  • Sept 14
  • October 19
  • November 23

Arbour Restaurant is closed

Tour of Rutherford House Provincial Historic SiteTake a tour of Rutherford House
Watch three videos starting with a tour of the historic gardens, followed by the main and second floors.

















Last reviewed/revised: September 29, 2014
Interpreters at Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site

Visit Rutherford House and experience life as it was in the early part of the twentieth century.

Rutherford House

Our costumed interpreters are waiting to give you a tour!

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