Heritage site update

Visitors to the St Albert Grain Elevator (SAGE) park this past summer noticed a lot of activity on the river lots just south of the grain elevators.  We are nearing completion of the conservation activities on the Hogan and Cunningham houses and were working on the landscaping before it snowed.  Have a look below to […]

Remembrance Day 2017

Remembrance Day is ALWAYS an important day of year and 2017 is significant as we commemorate the 100th anniversaries of the Battles of Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, and Hill 70, battles that have a lot of meaning for Canadians. On the home front and abroad, 1917 was a monumental year as Canadian women voted in a […]

Reflecting on 1917, Part II

In the previous blog entry, we looked at some of the military actions that Canadians were part of in the First World War, and how those helped to build a Canadian nation. Here are some of the events in 1917 that affected Canada at home during the war, and how those shaped our nation. Prime […]

Reflecting on 1917, Part I

As we move through the centenary of the First World War, it is important to reflect back on the events of 1917. 100 years ago, the Great War shook the world physically and figuratively. This conflict brought irreversible changes to our world. For Canada, the Great War still has lasting legacies, and the major events […]

“Archives are not about records….” by the Musée’s Archivist

The Association of Canadian Archivists’ 42nd annual conference took place in Ottawa from May 31 – June 3, 2017. The conference was entitled “Archives, Disrupted” and consisted of sessions that looked at what the archival world is doing when confronted by disruption to its normal or recognized practices. What was interesting about this conference was […]