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Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Answering your questions



Edmonton Power Historical Foundation was established as a non-profit society in the late 1980s to preserve Edmonton's unique and fascinating electrical history. Our primary objective is: "To encourage and foster greater interest and awareness of the ...

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Categories: News

Leduc Country Lights



The Leduc Country Lights are back for 2020! From December 1 to January 3, 2021, every day except Christmas you are invited to visit the Leduc West Antique Society and for just $2 take a stroll through a magic wintery wonderland. The park will be ...

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Categories: News

Check out the progress on our Corliss steam engine restoration!



See what's happening in the museum during the pandemic shutdown here Watch a video of the Corliss in motion

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Categories: Steam Engines News

SingularityU After Dark At Rossdale

A special event in the Rossdale Power Plant



Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges and build a better future for all. SU's collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations ...

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Kenotometer

Vacuum Gauge



  Manufactured by Brady & Martin Ltd Newcastle on Tyne This instrument is used in steam turbine condensers which are operated at pressures below atmospheric pressure.           (In a vacuum condition). ...

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Tags: Gauges

1902 Stained Glass Windows



In the late 19th and early 20th century, demand for electricity in Edmonton was growing exponentially, and the Edmonton Electric Lighting & Power Company found itself scrambling to keep up with demand. By 1914, plans were already being drawn up to ...

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Emerson Repulsion Start Induction Run AC Motor



The Emerson 1901 ½ HP Single Phase AC motor. The repulsion-start induction-run motor, starts as a repulsion motor and runs as an Induction motor.  The advantage of this starting scheme provided greater starting torque than a split phase motor ...

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Categories: Motors Collection
Tags: Motors

Thomson Houston 1880's Dynamo Generator

An 1880's Thomson Dynamo runs again to celebrate 125 years of electric lights in Edmonton.



  View the Video on you Tube The Edmonton Power Historical Foundation is excited to have this Thomson Houston dynamo running again in time to commemorate the 125th anniversary of electric lights in Edmonton. The first generator to provide electric ...

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Categories: Generators Collection

Commodore AL-1000 Desktop Calculator c.1968



The Commodore AL-1000 programmable calculator in the collection was originally purchased for use in the Administration building on the grounds of the Rossdale power plant. This was a very sophisticated machine for the time, although not surprisingly it ...

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Categories: Instruments Collection

Generator Synchronization Interactive Display



A Generator Synchronizing procedure is used to safely connect an A.C. generator to another running generator or to the grid.  Before closing the breaker several conditions have to be met on the incoming machine: The frequency must match the running ...

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Categories: Instruments Collection

Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation 2020

Unfortunately, due to the novel corona virus global pandemic, the EPHF museum will remain closed this summer and fall.  

The Leduc Country Lights are back for 2020! From December 1 to January 3, 2021, every day except Christmas you are invited to visit the Leduc West Antique Society and for just $2 take a stroll through a magic wintery wonderland. The park will be open every day between 5PM and 10PM (except Christmas eve when it will close at 8PM). Unfortunately, due to Covid19 Santa won't be there and we are not serving hot chocolate, but feel free to bring your own. There will be a fire pit to warm your toes so dress warmly and bring the entire family for a wondrous winter evening. Visit leduccountrylights.ca for more information. Unfortunately the EPHF museum will be closed during this event.

Check out this video of last year's display:

We are located on the grounds of the Leduc West Antique Museum. Travel 5 miles west of Leduc on Highway 39. Go north on Range Road 260 (Cohne Dale Road) for about a mile and the museum will be on your right.

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