In the Fall of 2000, a small group of community people met informally to discuss producing a history of Bowness. Most of these people have lived in the area for many years and wanted to ensure the annals of Bowness be recorded.
A Board of Directors for the Bowness Historical Society was formed in April 2001 and was registered as a non-profit society under the Societies Act of Alberta in July, 2001. Our goal was to produce a book on the history of the community of Bowness.
Our mandate is "To promote and preserve the history of Bowness."
Please explore our site to find out more about our community and the different projects our Society is working on.
Your family photographs are important to the history of Bowness and our growing archive of Photographs. We have developed a respectful protocol for electronically scanning photographs so that you keep the original. The Bowness Historical Society will share your stories through our website, book projects, poster sessions, and our regular newsletter, the Bowness Beacon.
In particular we are searching for photographs of:
The Bow Theatre
Bowness Flying Field
The street car
and above all, your family members and friends who contributed to community life in Bowness.