Badge Programs

Adventures in Heritage

(Sparks, Brownies, and Girl Guides)

Adventures in Heritage mixes all of your requirements for the Provincial Heritage badge with all the fun of a visit to Rutherford House.

Make a homemade treat in the old-fashioned kitchen, tour the house, and make a great craft to take home. Seasonal programs are also available and may be adapted to suit the needs of Sparks, Brownies, or Girl Guides.

Program details:

  • Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cost: $4 per child
  • Minimum 10 participants, Maximum 24 participants

Alberta Women in History

(Sparks, Brownies, and Girl Guides)

Nellie McClung, Emily Murphy, and Mattie Rutherford are but a few of the "Gentle Ladies" of Alberta.

Learn more about these women, discuss the issues of the day, and imagine what it would have been like to be a woman in 1915. Prepare a homemade treat in the old-fashioned kitchen and make a fun craft, all while earning the Provincial Heritage badge.

Program details:

  • Total time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cost: $4 per child
  • Minimum 10 participants, Maximum 24 participants

Edmonton of Old

(Cubs and Scouts)

Learn about Edmonton in the first decades of the 20th century with a tour of this historic 1911 home.

What did the first cars look like? How did people cross the river before bridges were built? What games and sports did Cecil Rutherford play? The boys will enjoy making old-fashioned treats and an airborne craft as they discover their city's history.

This program can be adapted to any age group and is an exciting way to fulfill the requirements for the Heritage badge.

Program details:

  • Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cost: $4 per child
  • Minimum 10 participants, Maximum 24 participants

How To Book

Advance bookings are required for all programs.

These programs are available on Saturday and Sunday mornings or afternoons. Other times will be considered upon request and are subject to the availability of staff.

To book, please call us at 780-427-3995, or toll-free within Alberta: dial 310-0000 first. For deaf or hearing impaired calling, please dial 780-427-9999 in Edmonton, or 1-800-232-7215 from other locations.

Payment and issuing of receipts will be dealt with at the end of the program. Cash, Visa, MasterCard, cheques, and debit are accepted. Cheques should be made payable to: Minister of Finance, Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site.