Alberta was shaped by Mavericks – men and women who were adventurous, hard-working, and spirited. Discover our province’s history through their stories.

What is a Maverick?

“Maverick: a unique character, an inspired or determined risk-taker, forward-looking, creative, eager for change, someone who propels Alberta in a new direction or who alters the social, cultural, or political landscape.”
– Aritha Van Herk, author

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Explore History through Artifacts
Examine over 700 artifacts, historic photographs, documents and maps that help tell Alberta’s story.

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