Hogan/Belcourt House Conservation

Work at the Hogan/Belcourt House on river lot 24 in St. Albert has progressed throughout the summer of 2018 and here is an update of some of the work that has been completed. To see the previous blog post about work at the Hogan/Belcourt House go to: Hogan/Belcourt House Once the removal of the rotten material […]


November programming at the Musée Héritage Museum

Only a few weeks into November and the programming department has been busy at the Musée Héritage Museum. School programs have kept the museum education space busy. In the Tipi As Home program students learn about how to build a tipi and learn the values associated with each tipi pole. Above are images of the […]


Emotional afternoon at the Musée Héritage Museum

On November 17, 2018, the Musée Héritage Museum hosted Letters from the Front. In the afternoon, letters written by First World War soldiers from Alberta were read out loud to an audience. Ethan Kidney did the honour of bringing a voice to these soldiers, many of whom were killed in action. Our curator, Joanne, provided […]


Letters from the Front

During the First World War, letter writing was the primary form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones. Letters sent home and those received on the frontlines connected soldiers to their homes and families far away. Join us at the Musée Héritage Museum on November 17, 2018 from 2:30 to 5 pm to walkthrough […]


Remembrance Day at the Musée Héritage Museum

   November 11, 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice.  Alberta & the Great War is an exhibition from the Provincial Archives of Alberta currently on display at the Musée Héritage Museum in St. Albert.     This exhibition, “…commemoriate[s] the centennial anniversary of the First World War…dedicated to how the war affected […]


National Aboriginal Veterans day 2018

On November 8, we honour the contributions and sacrifices of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis men and women who have served in military and peace operations at home and abroad. As this year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, we would like to remember a few of the Métis […]


Outreach program at ESSMY Junior High School, with a special guest!

Last week the Musée Héritage Museum programmers visited ESSMY Junior High School for a presentation on St. Albert Métis history. Students learned about important Métis symbols and passed around items that included the sash, moccasins, beadwork, and beaver pelts. The students and the museum programmers got a welcomed surprise when Phyllis Webstad, the founder of […]


2019 Archives Calendars are now here!

Drop by the Musée Héritage Museum shop and support your local archives by picking up a 2019 archives calendar for $5.00. The calendar features historical photographs from archives across Alberta showing the various ways Albertans have engaged in recreation and entertainment. You’ll see photographs of sports, theatre, music, dance, and other leisurely events in Alberta. […]


Preparation for Alberta & The Great War exhibition

The Armistice of 11 November 1918 was the armistice that ended fighting on land, sea and air in the First World War between the Allies and Germany. It came into force at 11 a.m. Paris time on 11 November 1918, “the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”. The Musée Héritage Museum is currently setting up an exhibition, created by […]


Eek! Fest at the Musée!

On Saturday, October 13, 2018, Eek! Fest invaded St. Albert Place. This pop-culture and “nerd”- culture extravaganza brought in a lot of visitors, many of whom were cosplaying as their favourite movie, cartoon, and video game characters. The Musée Héritage Museum itself had more than 400 people come through its doors! We showed clips of […]