From the Collections: What’s a home stoup?

      A recent acquisition received by the the Musée Héritage Museum included a “Home Stoup” that arrived as part of the household of a local family. In the Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran tradition a Stoup, also known as a holy water font, is a container for holy water that is normally placed at […]

From the Archives: “Where the Spirit Soars”

With winter upon us, the Musée Héritage Museum Archives would like to celebrate winter activities and sports in St. Albert! On Feb. 3, 1992, St. Albert was selected to host the 1994 Alberta Winter Games. The St. Albert Games Society was formed that same year to begin preparations. Over the next year, they organized promotional […]

Snowflake Festival 2017 at the Musée Héritage

On Friday, November 24, 2017 the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce held their annual Snowflake Festival to kick off the holiday season. Once again, the museum opened its doors for the evening, serving up hot apple cider and candy canes and setting up two children’s craft stations. Hundreds of people moved through downtown St. Albert […]

Guest Post: My Job Shadow Experience

At the Musée Héritage Museum we have the privilege of participating in a number of job shadow opportunities with high schools and universities in our region.  This month Shannon spent a very busy day with our museum team during Métis week.  Shannon is from the University of Alberta and she wrote about her day with […]

Musée Gift-Shop Picks!

Drop by the Musée Héritage Museum Gift Shop and take a closer look at our selection of handcrafted items. This is only a small sample of gifts available. All of these creations were made by members of the Michel Band. The Musée Héritage Museum’s Aboriginal Programmer, Celina Loyer, makes the dream catchers. An assortment of […]

An Afternoon of Tea and Beading

Participants in the beading circle On Sunday, November 19th, 2017, the Musée hosted a beading circle with members of the Michel Band First Nation. The Michel Band museum exhibition features the history of this local first nation and their challenges. Beadwork is an important cultural skill for both First Nations and Métis people. Beading circles […]

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.  The City of St. Albert and the Arts and Heritage Foundation are nearing completion of the conservation activities on the Hogan and Cunningham houses and were working on the […]

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 […]