Dumplings and a Movie “review”

The Royal British Columbia Museum and Archives travelling exhibition, Gold Mountain Dream, opened at the Musée Héritage Museum, in St. Albert, on April 2, 2019.  The exhibition uses “archival photographs and immersive storytelling” to illustrate “the personal triumphs and sacrifices of Chinese migrants in the 1850s as they landed on British Columbia’s shores in search of gold.”  […]

From the Archives: St. Albert Girl Guides

Thanks to a grant from the Archives Society of Alberta, the Musée Héritage Museum Archives is pleased to announce that we have completed the processing of Pauline Vaugeois’ records. Vaugeois is a significant member of the St. Albert community, especially in her involvement with the Girl Guides in St. Albert and Alberta. Her records are […]

Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton Event

Four community members gathered to speak at an event called “In This Together: An Honest Chat About Reconciliation Since TRC” at the Arden Theatre in St. Albert on March 30th, 2019, organized by Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton.  Each of the speakers had contributed to the book “In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation” edited […]

From the Archives: “Food fit for a king”

      Klondike Inn artwork mockups The Klondike Inn was opened by brothers Ted and Karl Hauptman in August 1965 as St. Albert’s first fast food restaurant. Located on St. Albert Trail and Gervais Road, the name of the restaurant was inspired by success of the new Klondike Days Exposition in Edmonton. Accordingly, the original menu […]

From the Archives: St. Albert street names

If you are a long-time resident of St. Albert, you may know that the Downtown and Mission area of St. Albert used to have some very different names. The Mission area in particular had streets named after saints. Today, we still have St. Vital Ave. But we also used to have St. Alphonse (Maple Drive), […]

Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  The Musée Héritage Museum have an assortment of gifts for your special someone.  Please stop in to check out our selection of jewellery, books and other great gift ideas. If you are interested in other items from our gift shop, please call us to find out more at […]

How the Laura Plantation in New Orleans is connected to St. Albert’s Father Lacombe Chapel

Staff at the Musée Héritage Museum look for professional development opportunities to build knowledge and skill related to their work at the museum.  Brett attended a conference in 2018, near the end of the year, and shares her experience below. Hi everyone. This is Brett Lamoureux, one of the Musée Héritage Museum’s education programmers. I […]

Installing Pandemic at the Musée Héritage

We are installing a new exhibition this week, Pandemic!: A Cautionary Tale, set to open on January 22, 2019 at the Musée Héritage Museum. This fascinating new exhibition will explore the outbreak of global diseases and their lasting impact on our history. You will find information about historic global pandemics, such as the Spanish Influenza […]

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Indigenous Canada by the University of Alberta

In the fall of 2018 the St. Albert Public Library held a 12-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Indigenous Canada by the University of Alberta. This course, offered by the University, was the most popular MOOC course in Canada for 2017. Topics covered included the fur trade, political conflicts and alliances, residential schools, land […]

Wintertime Fun at the Little White School

It is already the last week of the kids’ Christmas vacation, so if they are tired of hanging around the house, and you are looking for something to do, then drop in at the Little White School in St. Albert. We have planned three days of wintertime drop-in activities and crafts and hope to see […]