Heritage Sites Moment: 2020 Summer Projects Wrap up

The summer of 2020 has been a busy one at the St. Albert Heritage Sites. Merlin Rosser, our Facilities Manager, talks about the heritage projects that were completed over the summer. In addition to these projects, we have had several other events on our sites as well. The Belcourt and Cunningham residences were furnished and […]


Archives Moment: Ask An Archivist Day – Oct 7, 2020

Have you ever heard of an archives? Or been curious to know what an archives might have in it? Have you ever considered the work an archivist is involved in doing, or thought what exactly do they do? If you have had any of these questions, or perhaps would like an introduction to your local […]


Museum Moment: Orange Shirt Day 2020

Over the past several years the Musee Heritage Museum has worked to share the history of the two residential schools that were in St. Albert. The Youville School, located on Mission Hill operated from 1873 to 1948 and the Edmonton Indian Residential School, located where the Poundmaker’s Healing Lodge currently stands, was in existence from […]


Museum Moment: Orange Shirt Day

I am Celina Loyer, Aboriginal Programmer at Musée Héritage Museum. Since the creation of Orange Shirt Day in 2013, September 30th has come to mean a lot to me, because the day acknowledges my family’s experiences at Residential School.       My mother, Kathleen Steinhauer, went to the Edmonton Indian Residential School when she […]


Heritage Sites Moment: Students helping to create your experiences

My name Erica Gonzalez, and I am a recent graduate from the University of Alberta. I was given the amazing experience of working with the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert (AHF) as part of the Canada Summer Jobs program. I work at the Musée Héritage Museum, which is part of AHF.     […]


Museum Moment: Student Placement at the Musée Héritage Museum

My name is Kate Renfree and I am a field placement student from MacEwan University’s Arts and Cultural Management program. I had the wonderful opportunity to spend my summer learning at St. Albert’s Musée Héritage Museum. While here, I had the chance to learn from the Programming Manager, Sharon Morin, and the Curator, Joanne White, […]


Museum Moment: Hole Family Collection

  Good Things Come in Big Packages! It was with a heavy heart that we watched the closing of Hole’s Greenhouses last year, nearly 70 years after Ted and Lois Hole bought their first home in St. Albert. Their contributions to both the City of St. Albert and the Province is immeasurable.   As their […]


Museum Moment: Performing in Early St. Albert

  Many years ago, the museum received a trunk full of clothing from the Edmonton Opera Society. We were told that the items, dating from the turn of the 20th century, had been given to the company to use as costumes and were found in a steamer trunk in their warehouse. It is unclear when […]


Museum Moment: Museum Gift Shop

The Musée Héritage Museum’s Gift Shop offers a wide assortment of gift items including many made by local artists. Come in to check out the newest addition to our Gift Shop – customized pottery mugs — created by Robert Barclay. We have pressed flower art: pendants, earrings, fridge magnets as well as grain elevator artwork […]


Heritage Sites Moment: Harvesting for the Food Bank

  This week we harvested our first load of freshly grown veggies for the St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village. This will be the first, and smaller, of two harvests planned for this year. Our staff planted these beds of vegetables in the spring, and will continue to care for the remaining produce until […]