A cozy Harvest Fest for 2018

Even with the rain and clouds Harvest Festival 2018 was a cozy afternoon where families enjoyed indoor demonstrations, a library program, crafts, tours and the most delicious buttery corn on the cob. Visitors were able to explore the grain elevators, the food forest and the demonstration gardens on guided tours. Thank you to all the […]

Archives Week: Entertaining Alberta, Sept. 28–Oct. 5, 2018 at the Musée Héritage Museum

Every year, the Archives Society of Alberta (ASA) celebrates Archives Week the first week of October, which includes events at archives across the province! This year’s theme is “Entertaining Alberta,” showcasing the various ways Albertans have engaged in entertainment. Throughout the week of September 28 to October 5, we are celebrating at the Musée Héritage […]

Laying the path for In Their Footsteps: Part 2

Below are a handful of behind the scene images taken over the last week. They show staff and volunteers working hard to prepare over 100 pairs of moccasins and mukluks for the exhibition In Their Footsteps. Michelle Tracy, one of the guest curators, mentioned how moccasins with fabric lining can potentially be dated based on the […]

August 2018 at the Father Lacombe Chapel

Crafting was an important part of life out on the prairies. Knitting and crocheting to make warm clothes in the winter time, quilting to make a blanket not only to keep your family warm, but also to pass the long, cold winter evenings. Activities had their uses, to waste time doing nothing could result in […]

Laying down the path for In Their Footsteps

In preparation for our next exhibition, In Their Footsteps, the Musée Héritage Museum staff and volunteers are getting moccasins and mukluks ready for display. This exhibition displays a selection of footwear emphasizing the artistic creativity of the Dené, Cree, and Métis people of Western Canada. We welcome guest curators, Bill and Michelle Tracy, as they […]

Dyeing Wool with Marigolds

The other day, the interpreters at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park decided to use some of the marigolds growing in front of the train station to dye some of the wool yarn that our friends at the Father Lacombe Chapel spun. This was something that was surprisingly easy to do using ingredients we already […]

Volunteer at the Musée profile: Meet Sarah

Hello! My name is Sarah, I’m 16 years old and I’ve been volunteering at the museum since last summer. I originally decided to start volunteering at the museum because I’m at that time in my life where we have to start to think about what our careers are going to be.  I thought about going […]

Buffalo-Bison-Paskwa Moostoos outreach program with Edmonton Public Library

Once again, the Musée Héritage Museum has been invited to present a program at all Edmonton Public Library locations this summer!  The hour long drop in program is called: Buffalo-Bison-Paskwa Moostoos This year the program is all about an amazing animal, the bison, and how Indigenous Peoples used the bison from the nose to the […]

From the Archives: St. Albert Booster

The St. Albert Booster was a weekly newspaper published in the 1980s. It later became Saint City News, which closed its doors in 2011. While processing the records of Margaret Plain, we were excited to find two issues of the St. Albert Booster! We do not have many issues of the St. Albert Booster or […]

“Style” – New photo exhibit at Red Willow Place

The Musée Héritage Museum has been working with the St. Albert Seniors Association installing photo exhibits at Red Willow Place in downtown St. Albert.  The large wall at this location is perfect for this kind of display and all of the photographs come from the Musée Héritage Museum archives.  We had installed two photo exhibits […]