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 […]

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 […]