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.”  […]


From the Archives: St. Albert Girl Guides

Thanks to a grant from the Archives Society of Alberta, the Musée Héritage Museum Archives is pleased to announce that we have completed the processing of Pauline Vaugeois’ records. Vaugeois is a significant member of the St. Albert community, especially in her involvement with the Girl Guides in St. Albert and Alberta. Her records are […]


Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton Event

Four community members gathered to speak at an event called “In This Together: An Honest Chat About Reconciliation Since TRC” at the Arden Theatre in St. Albert on March 30th, 2019, organized by Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton.  Each of the speakers had contributed to the book “In This Together: Fifteen Stories of Truth and Reconciliation” edited […]


From the Archives: “Food fit for a king”

      Klondike Inn artwork mockups The Klondike Inn was opened by brothers Ted and Karl Hauptman in August 1965 as St. Albert’s first fast food restaurant. Located on St. Albert Trail and Gervais Road, the name of the restaurant was inspired by success of the new Klondike Days Exposition in Edmonton. Accordingly, the original menu […]


From the Archives: St. Albert street names

If you are a long-time resident of St. Albert, you may know that the Downtown and Mission area of St. Albert used to have some very different names. The Mission area in particular had streets named after saints. Today, we still have St. Vital Ave. But we also used to have St. Alphonse (Maple Drive), […]


Gifts for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  The Musée Héritage Museum have an assortment of gifts for your special someone.  Please stop in to check out our selection of jewellery, books and other great gift ideas. If you are interested in other items from our gift shop, please call us to find out more at […]


How the Laura Plantation in New Orleans is connected to St. Albert’s Father Lacombe Chapel

Staff at the Musée Héritage Museum look for professional development opportunities to build knowledge and skill related to their work at the museum.  Brett attended a conference in 2018, near the end of the year, and shares her experience below. Hi everyone. This is Brett Lamoureux, one of the Musée Héritage Museum’s education programmers. I […]


Installing Pandemic at the Musée Héritage

We are installing a new exhibition this week, Pandemic!: A Cautionary Tale, set to open on January 22, 2019 at the Musée Héritage Museum. This fascinating new exhibition will explore the outbreak of global diseases and their lasting impact on our history. You will find information about historic global pandemics, such as the Spanish Influenza […]