From the Archives: St. Albert Booster

The St. Albert Booster was a weekly newspaper published in the 1980s. It later became Saint City News, which closed its doors in 2011. While processing the records of Margaret Plain, we were excited to find two issues of the St. Albert Booster! We do not have many issues of the St. Albert Booster or […]

“Style” – New photo exhibit at Red Willow Place

The Musée Héritage Museum has been working with the St. Albert Seniors Association installing photo exhibits at Red Willow Place in downtown St. Albert.  The large wall at this location is perfect for this kind of display and all of the photographs come from the Musée Héritage Museum archives.  We had installed two photo exhibits […]

Great Canadian Flag Debate Contest 2018

Canada Day at the Little White School was a lot of fun this year! As in previous years, we ran our “Great Canadian Flag Debate” contest, which asks participants to come up with a new, creative design for the Canadian Flag. This contest hearkens back to 1964, when the Canadian government was deciding on a […]

“Information is ours collectively to share”

The archivists at the Musée Héritage Museum had the pleasure of attending the Association of Canadian Archivists (ACA) national conference held in Edmonton from June 7 – 9, 2018. This year’s theme was “Truths, Trust, and Technology”. Technology is being used to advance all facets of life, and the archives is no different. This conference […]

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 […]