The History Wrangler

“A walking Alberta Encyclopedia!” – Global News


Launching  ‘High Noon’ on September 1st, 2020
Alberta’s 115th Birthday.

Introducing: The History Wrangler

The History Wrangler is one of Alberta’s most enthusiastic and passionate historians, who combines his zest and knowledge of Alberta history with his passion for performing and entertaining Albertans of all ages throughout the province.

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Historical Credibility

The History Wrangler has written two very well received Alberta history themed time travel adventure books that collectively contain in excess of 500 historical facts about Alberta that are woven into the story lines.

His first book, The Amazing Alberta Time Travel Adventures of Wild Roping Roxy and Family Day Ray,was written for Alberta’s Centennial in 2005. The History Wrangler received both the Alberta Centennial Medal and the prestigious Heritage Awareness Award “for outstanding contribution to provincial history” for his efforts . 

His indigenous themed sequel, entitled The Amazing Time Travel Adventures of The Iron Crow Brothers and Bree Saint Marie, has a Foreword Message written by Chief Crowfoot’s great great grand-daughter and is illustrated by Nathan Meguinis, an amazing illustrator and Calgary Stampede Champion Pow Wow dancer from the Tsuu T’ina Nation.

The History Wrangler has served on the board of directors of both The Historical Society of Alberta and the French Historical Society of Alberta and now serves on an historical advisory committee connected to Fort Calgary.

The History Wrangler Shows

Find out even more about the History Wrangler and his great shows, field trip programs, education and more…

The Wrangler’s “Hats”

The History Wrangler wears many hats. Historian & Director of Education & Outreach – Host – Official Ambassador – Entertainer and more  

 

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Testimonials

“Thank you so much for bringing the past to life for our students. Students were enthralled with your stores and songs. They participated enthusiastically in your interactive activities and First Nation students were proud to see their history as part of Alberta’s past”

Shirley, Vice-Principal

“The History Wrangler showed his many talents as a guitar player and singer by bringing parts of Alberta History and Heritage to life. His great enthusiasm turned out to be infectious, engaging students, teachers and parents. The participation of the audience speaks highly of the quality of the production. To make such an entertaining show educational is a bonus. I would highly recommend the Past is A Blast Show to other schools. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to re-acquaint ourselves with our rich past”

Sylvie, Assistant Principal

“I found the History Wrangler was able to establish an immediate relationship with our students. By making this connection he was able to share entertaining and relevant historical stories and songs to our students. Our students were very engaged and interested…”

Greg, Principal

“Rob/History Wrangler, your visit was engaging, inspiring and just plain fun…..”

Dave, Principal

“His love of History, Students, and creating student engagement in history was evident from beginning to end…”

“My students enjoyed the day with The History Wrangler so much! Each of the activities he planned for the students were entertaining, interactive and informative. From the start of planning this day, he was quick to respond to emails and always accommodating. During our field trip, our 50+ grade 4 students and parent volunteers felt welcomed and were eager to participate in the many activities. The History Wrangler made sure to include as many students as possible in the role-playing activities, games, and songs throughout the day. Volunteers were also included and many laughs were shared when the adults were participating. Regarding curriculum, my teaching partner and I felt many outcomes were covered and we were so pleased with how fun Social Studies was made.”

Lucy, Teacher