Archives Moment: Archives in Programming

The Archives at the Musée Héritage Museum are used by staff members in various ways, sharing with the public for research and reference inquiries and for our museum exhibitions. One of the main ways that archives materials are shared with our community is through our programming department.

Our education programmers use photographs from our archives in order to teach school groups the history and stories of the St. Albert region. Photographs provide a great way to show what people and other things were like in the past, and provide a way to better elaborate on our city’s stories.The archives department has also learned from the programming department about how to better utilize our materials for outreach purposes. After working with our programmers, our archivists realized that they can create activities to showcase our archival materials and educate at the same time.Here is one activity that we developed for our archives area in our history gallery that you can try out now online. You will need to identify and locate what neighbourhood is being depicted in a photograph, check it out here: Archives Locating Challenge

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Thank you everyone for taking the time this week to celebrate Archives Week 2020 with us. Usually for Archives Week, we are able to put out more hands on activities, but this year we hope that our Archives Moments videos and accompanying activities in our blogs over that last few months will give you a sense of what your archives at the Musée Héritage Museum has to offer.

Great news!  The Musée Héritage Museum has re-opened Tues – Sat from 1pm – 5pm.  We look forward to seeing you soon.