Heritage Sites Moment: Walking tours!

Walking tours in St. Albert! Join one of the museum interpreters and navigate St. Albert’s past while walking at a leisurely pace and discovering what makes our city unique and interesting. For a donation, guided walking tours of St. Albert’s riverside, downtown, Mission Hill and Founders’ Walk are available for groups of 4 – 12 […]

Archives Moment: More than just paper

The Musée Héritage Museum Archives houses many different types of items in its collection. Paper documents are the most well known generally, but our archives also holds a substantial amount of audiovisual materials as well. Photographs are by the far the most requested items in our archives. Our photographs go all the way back to […]

Museum Moment: Tales of Law and Order

St. Albert’s First Laws  Did you know the first written, civic laws on the western prairies began in St. Albert? As the fur trading companies began to give up control of the Northwest, the people of St. Albert began to take the law into their own hands, literally. In 1864, Father Lacombe and a gathering […]

Heritage Sites Moment: Heritage and Horticulture

  At the St. Albert Grain Elevator park this spring, we have been busy weeding and planting our unique raised beds to be ready for you to see this summer. We plant these gardens each year to highlight the agricultural theme of the park and demonstrate what farmers were growing in this area over 100 […]

Heritage Sites Moment: The Conservation of St. Albert’s Grain Elevators

The 1929 green elevator has received some conservation and aesthetic attention this past month at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park. To date, the logo and the top two-thirds of the elevator have received a fresh coat of green paint. Not only does this enhance the elevator’s beauty, but it also serves as an important […]

Heritage Sites Moment: What we’ve been up to at the sites this spring/summer

On June 24, 2020 we opened the train station and River Lot 24 and have hit the ground running at the St. Albert Heritage Sites! We have been working hard on site over the last two months preparing for your visit this summer. Here are some of the updates for you from the St. Albert […]

Museum Moment: National Indigenous Peoples Day 2020

June 21st, Summer Solstice, longest day of the year is National Indigenous Peoples Day. 2020 has come with many challenges but brings opportunity for us to sit and be quiet, listen to each other, build community with empathy for those less fortunate and spend time to be with family. For me, Sharon Morin, National Indigenous […]

Museum Moment: National Indigenous Peoples Day resources

We encourage you to learn more about Indigenous History in Canada and have listed resources below for you to explore as we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, 2020. Musée Héritage Museum: Sharon Morin, Ry Moran and Richard Feehan Wednesday June 10th at 7:00pm https://www.facebook.com/LocalGoodYEG/photos/gm.1673007489517666/3105475189508881/?type=3 Michif Cultural Connections on Facebook language and culture […]

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 […]

Archives Moment: Archives Week 2020

The Musée Héritage Museum has had an archives since its beginning in 1984. We are very fortunate and take pride in serving our community by collecting and sharing records that hold the memories of St. Albert’s people, places, and businesses & institutions. The Musée Héritage Museum Archives has been collecting a variety of different items […]