An Intro to the Archives!

You’ve probably heard of the archives at some point in time, but do you know what it is? Check out the video below, put together by the archivists at the Musée Héritage Museum, that gives a brief introduction to the archives. We will be back with more videos soon to look a little further into […]

Our Holiday Programs Are Finally Here!

The holidays are fast approaching, and with them comes the Musée Héritage Museum’s annual assortment of  exciting Holiday Programs! Find us at the museum on December 27-29, 2017, for drop-in programming from 10am to 4pm.  A new addition to our holiday programs will be activities at the Little White School on January 2-5, 2018 from […]

Historic Skating Exhibit at Servus Place

The museum recently installed a historic skating exhibit at Servus Place. It is located near the skating rinks, and features historic skates, a helmet, and archival images. Next time you are at Servus Place, be sure to stop by and check it out! Museum staff doing last minute touchups and securing the case at Servus […]

Here’s a Christmas invitation to our Musée Héritage Museum Gift Shop

Great gifts for children and grandchildren – an assortment of jigsaw puzzles, Jacob’s Ladders, and view masters, just to name a few. Canadian Trivia has been a popular game this year. There are others to preview as well. Have you ever seen a ‘Canned Critter’ or a ‘Coodle’? Why not stop in to check them […]

From the Collections: What’s a home stoup?

      A recent acquisition received by the the Musée Héritage Museum included a “Home Stoup” that arrived as part of the household of a local family. In the Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran tradition a Stoup, also known as a holy water font, is a container for holy water that is normally placed at […]

From the Archives: “Where the Spirit Soars”

With winter upon us, the Musée Héritage Museum Archives would like to celebrate winter activities and sports in St. Albert! On Feb. 3, 1992, St. Albert was selected to host the 1994 Alberta Winter Games. The St. Albert Games Society was formed that same year to begin preparations. Over the next year, they organized promotional […]

Snowflake Festival 2017 at the Musée Héritage

On Friday, November 24, 2017 the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce held their annual Snowflake Festival to kick off the holiday season. Once again, the museum opened its doors for the evening, serving up hot apple cider and candy canes and setting up two children’s craft stations. Hundreds of people moved through downtown St. Albert […]

Guest Post: My Job Shadow Experience

At the Musée Héritage Museum we have the privilege of participating in a number of job shadow opportunities with high schools and universities in our region.  This month Shannon spent a very busy day with our museum team during Métis week.  Shannon is from the University of Alberta and she wrote about her day with […]

Musée Gift-Shop Picks!

Drop by the Musée Héritage Museum Gift Shop and take a closer look at our selection of handcrafted items. This is only a small sample of gifts available. All of these creations were made by members of the Michel Band. The Musée Héritage Museum’s Aboriginal Programmer, Celina Loyer, makes the dream catchers. An assortment of […]

An Afternoon of Tea and Beading

Participants in the beading circle On Sunday, November 19th, 2017, the Musée hosted a beading circle with members of the Michel Band First Nation. The Michel Band museum exhibition features the history of this local first nation and their challenges. Beadwork is an important cultural skill for both First Nations and Métis people. Beading circles […]