Statue makeovers at the St. Albert Grotto

The grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in St. Albert is a replica of the popular pilgrimage site in Lourdes, France. Originally it was built in 1920 by some young Oblate Brothers, who were studying at the local seminary, with river stones brought up from farms and the Sturgeon River. The parents of the Brothers […]

Take Your Best Shot exhibition opening – June 16, 2018

The 8th annual youth digital photo exhibition, Take Your Best Shot, is now officially open at the Musée Héritage Museum. This year’s theme is “My St. Albert”. Students from different grades made submissions, with winners from different categories receiving gift certificates from McBain Camera. The official opening took place on June 16, 2018. We were […]

Autism and Arts Integration Workshop 

A couple weeks ago two of our education programmers, Brett and Roy, attended a sensory inclusion workshop by Kevin Spencer facilitated by the International Children’s Festival of the Arts.  Kevin is a world travelling magician who uses his love of magic to help others around the world. Kevin taught the group a handful of magic […]

Meet Alexandrine, Caroline and Vitaline

Every Saturday and Sunday the St. Albert bells call out to all of St. Albert to invite you onto the hill to stop for a moment and listen to them.  The bells in St. Albert are most often heard ringing to call parishioners to mass or announce a wedding or funeral.   Did you know […]

International Childen’s Festival: Stories Alive!

The International Children’s Festival is happening now through Sunday June 3 in St. Albert! This year the Musée Héritage Museum is providing children with an interactive exhibit experience by combining a beautiful display of Métis beading by Lisa Shepherd and Kristie Bridgemen entitled Forget- Me-Not, Métis Rose, with a moving introduction to the Witness Blanket — a large-scale art installation symbolizing […]

Building relationships in our community

One of the most important parts of programming at the Museum is building relationships, this act of friendship creates opportunities that might not always be available to people in their usual work roles but it is a really important part of what we do. Sturgeon School Division is one of those relationships that has grown […]

New Musée display at Servus Place!

Just in time for the summer season, the Musée Héritage Museum changed out its sports display at Servus Place to include items from St. Albert’s baseball, softball, and tennis history. Please check out the display when you’re on the second floor of Servus Place. If you are interested in more exhibitions, artifacts, or archival materials […]

St. Albert Heritage Sites interpreters ready to welcome visitors to the historic sites!

In preparation for the summer season our interpreters took tours of the Father Lacombe Chapel Provincial Historic site and St. Albert Grain Elevator Park in early May. This year our interpreters also had the opportunity to visit Elk Island Park and participate in a training exercise with other Northern Alberta Provincial Heritage Site Summer Interpreters. […]

From the Archives: Rainmaker Rodeo

With the annual Rainmaker Rodeo fast approaching, the Musée Héritage Museum Archives is excited to highlight some photographs and documents that we have about the history of the Rodeo. In 1965, the Kinsmen Club of St. Albert planned to sponsor St. Albert’s first Rodeo in celebration of St. Albert’s 104th anniversary. Rodeo 104, as it […]

Hogan/Belcourt House – Buildings Tell Stories

    Once the foundation was poured and cured we moved the building back onto the new foundation and began the restoration activities on the structure itself.   For safety reasons we removed the exterior walls of the kitchen and uncovered some useful information. The building provided us with the outline of the original porch, […]