Ed Talks are a series of free presentations, panels, and workshops from invited guests in our beautiful Royal Alexandra Hall.

On the 3rd or 4th Wednesday of every month, we will host a new speaker or set of presenters to share their knowledge of the East Kootenay’s natural and local history, and the skills or crafts they have honed in this region.

Due to changing COVID-19 restrictions, we are finding innovative ways to host these talks, and can guarantee socially distanced seating in our large Royal Alexandra Hall venue. Talks are limited to 40 attendees for this reason.

Why are they called Ed Talks?

The name, coined by one of our 2020 summer students, is a play on the world-famous speaker series and Cranbrook’s somewhat infamous escaped circus elephant, Ed. If you want to learn more about Ed’s fantastical 1926 escape into the Kootenay wilderness, check out this short video.

Click the button below to learn more and register for our upcoming Ed Talk:

Click here to sign up for our newsletter, where you’ll receive updates on all new programs coming out of the museum.

Please contact programs@cranbrookhistorycentre.com if you have an idea for a future talk, or wish to present yourself.

Past Ed Talks

TALK | Pat Morrow, Mountaineer and Adventure Photographer | Wednesday November 18th,  2020 | 7:00-8:00PM

TALK | Keith Powell, Author and Publisher | Wednesday October 28, 2020 | 7:00-8:00PM

PANEL | Cranbrook Market Gardens | Wednesday August 26, 2020 | 5:00-6:30PM
TALK | Jim Cameron, Local Historian and Educator | Thursday June 4, 2020 | 7:00-8:00pm