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” […]

Weaving with Brett at St. Albert Grain Elevator Park

    From July 12th – 14th, 2019, we had Brett Lamoureux – a former Education Programmer at the Musée Héritage Museum — on site at St. Albert Grain Elevator Park sharing her knowledge of weaving with our visitors and staff.  Those who were interested had an opportunity to learn to weave on our floor and table looms. Brett also had homemade cardboard […]

July 2019 at the Heritage Sites and Museum

It was another happy Canada Day at the Heritage Sites in St. Albert this year!  Despite torrential rains for much of the day, and some site closures in other parts of the city, many people were out and about, looking for ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday.  Carrying umbrellas, and clad in raincoats and rubber boots, […]

Alan D. Ridge Award of Merit received

The archivists from the Musée Héritage Museum attended the Archives Society of Alberta’s (ASA) 2019 conference in Banff from May 24 – 25, 2019. Vino and Jia Jia, were proud to be presenters at this conference and were honoured when the Musée Héritage Museum received a special surprise, the Alan D. Ridge Award of Merit. […]

Musée Héritage Museum honoured to present at the 2019 ASA conference

The archivists from the Musée Héritage Museum attended the Archives Society of Alberta’s (ASA) 2019 conference in Banff from May 24 – 25, 2019. The conference took place on Treaty 7 Territory and centred on recognizing the gaps in archival holdings across Canada, especially with respect to Indigenous and other cultural communities which have been […]

This weekend, June 15 and 16, 2019 in St. Albert…

Saturday June 15, 2019 enjoy visiting the Farmer’s Market in downtown St. Albert from 10am until 3pm, and then join us at the Musée Héritage Museum as we host Dylan Reade, from 3pm – 4:30pm, as he presents… Backwards In Time – Reconstructing Precolonial Settlement in the Edmonton District The conventional “founding narratives” of the Edmonton and […]

Rodeo Parade 2019

Each year the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park and Father Lacombe Chapel interpreters are part of the Rainmaker Rodeo Parade in May and this year was no exception! Saturday morning dawned with sunshine and blue sky, a sharp contrast to the day before which had been a grey and rainy Friday. Dressed in costume, and […]

Hogan/Belcourt house conservation – Part 5: Interior

Once the restoration of the exterior of the Hogan House was completed, our attention turned inward to the interior of the house. The interior had suffered greatly due to the years of abandonment and neglect. The process of restoration begins with recording the “as found” condition of each room to identify original construction, original finishes […]

Hogan/Belcourt House conservation – Part 4: Exterior Features

The St. Albert Grain Elevator Park and Father Lacombe Chapel are open for tours May 18, 19 and 20th for the 2019 Victoria Day long weekend!  We are excited to to invite you to drop by the sites between 10am and 5pm to tour the buildings, have a picnic or take a walk on the […]

Dumplings and a Movie “review”

The Royal British Columbia Museum and Archives travelling exhibition, Gold Mountain Dream, opened at the Musée Héritage Museum, in St. Albert, on April 2, 2019.  The exhibition uses “archival photographs and immersive storytelling” to illustrate “the personal triumphs and sacrifices of Chinese migrants in the 1850s as they landed on British Columbia’s shores in search of gold.”  […]