Keeping the History of the Sahtu Alive
Originally dedicated to preserving the historical memory of the Canol Project, the Norman Wells Historical Society's mission has grown. Today, its mandate is to preserve and promote the cultural and historical memory of the Sahtu settlement area and its people.
Since the Society opened the Norman Wells Historical Centre, its collection has expanded immensely. The centre now includes a wide range of displays relating to the oilfield, mining, aviation, geological, and cultural history of the region. Here, you'll find every aspect of life in the Sahtu over the years, from a log cabin built in the local traditional style and completely hand-furnished by a local Dene elder, to a World War II-era Quonset hut salvaged from the Canol Project that's been converted into a comfortable theatre where intriguing documentaries about the North are regularly shown.
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Welcome to the Sahtu. Welcome to Norman Wells. Welcome to a vibrant, rugged land steeped in history.
To view the digital version of the Sahtu Atlas and learn more about the geography, people and history of the region, please click the following link: Atlas-screenresolution.pdf