The Friends of Rutherford House Society (FORHS) works in cooperation with Alberta Culture and Tourism at Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site.
The Friends of Rutherford House Society is a key player in the historical community offering heritage research, educational opportunities, enhanced facility access, and interactive visitor experiences with and within the heritage gem of Edmonton. It works to complete projects and host various events which allow the public to enjoy heritage in a unique and intimate way.
Over the Friends of Rutherford House's long history of not-for-profit, heritage-based work, it has contributed in many ways to the preservation and operation of Rutherford House Provincial Historic Site. The restoration of the maid’s quarters, the publication of several books, the purchase of items in the house, and financial support for the restoration of the Chancellor’s garden are all ways in which the Society has fulfilled its mandate and served the heritage community.
FORHS has funded the publication of not one, but two books – Lilacs and Brick: The Life and Lives of Rutherford House and Rutherford, the Time Travelling Moose – as well as the development of a walking tour app, all of which have helped to promote the House and the Rutherford family.