Winter at the St. Albert Heritage Sites

    A beautiful winter day in St. Albert and staff members headed out to the River Lot 24 to get some work accomplished at the historic Belcourt House. Not an easy task with all the snow that has accumulated on our unplowed trails!   Photo:   Alex, Amy and Roy heading back to the train […]


Black History Month – Feb 2020

During the month of February 2020, in the history gallery, the Musée Héritage Museum will be showcasing stories of members of St. Albert’s black community, in commemoration of Black History Month. We have personal family artifacts and photographs on display. We also have some posters highlighting some of the historic black communities in Alberta. To […]


The work behind Keeping the Peace

The Musée Héritage Museum has just finished installing our new exhibition, Keeping the Peace. This exhibition explores the history of law and order in North-Central Alberta, with focus on the areas around Edmonton, St. Albert, and Fort Saskatchewan. The exhibition will cover the policing history in our region going back hundreds of years. Our region […]


Enemy Aliens Exhibition event

Saturday January 11, 2020 the Musée Héritage Museum hosted an afternoon movie entitled “That Never Happened”.  This film tells the story of Canada’s first internment operations that took place between 1914-1920 when 88,000 people in Canada were forced to register as “enemy aliens” and 8500 were imprisoned in internment camps across Canada. The day outside […]


Boyle Street Community Center Outreach

The tradition of finger weaving creates a bridge between time, place, and culture.  Musée Héritage Museum staff members, Celina and Alex, had the opportunity to share the history and tradition of finger weaving with many people who dropped in at the Boyle Street Center on three afternoons in December. Sashes, pictures, and sample weave examples […]


November wrap up at the Musée

We’ve had a very busy November at the Musée Héritage Museum.We were once again honoured to be open for Remembrance Day 2019. Thank you to all who attended the ceremony on St. Anne Street and then dropped in to visit our museum. We are gratified that our visitors were very engaged with our displays and […]


Join us on Remembrance Day 2019 at the Musée

  The Musée Héritage Museum is proud to be open for Remembrance Day 2019 on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 9 am to 1 pm. We will be serving hot drinks, have family friendly activities, and will be featuring a digital display highlighting archival materials pertaining to St. Albertans who have served in the Canadian […]


A variety of strange and wonderful artifacts at the Musée Héritage Museum

We have been upgrading the artifact storage space at the Musée Héritage Museum!  We are “reworking” the space in our climate controlled space to better house the artifacts and archival materials that are in our care.  Grant funding from the Alberta Museums Association helped us to buy new shelving and supplies for this project. We […]


Installing an exhibition about chairs at the Musée!

Sit Down and I’ll Tell You a Story is the next exhibition opening at the Musée Héritage Museum. The exhibition will feature chairs from diverse places in St. Albert and Alberta, such the legislature and a local beauty parlour! What’s common between all of these chairs is that each chair is connected to a person […]


Métis presentations at Edmonton Public Libraries

The Edmonton Public Libraries invited the Museé Heritáge Museum back this summer for a series of Métis presentations at their library branches in Edmonton. Our programmers are sharing Leah Dorian’s “The Giving Tree: A Retelling of a Métis Story”, sharing museum artifacts and doing a beading craft. Interestingly, Leah Dorian first heard “The Giving Tree” […]