From the Archives: Christmas carols

      To celebrate this holiday season, the Musée Héritage Museum would like to share recordings of Christmas carols from the archives. On December 20, 1987, the St. Albert Community Christmas Carol Celebration was hosted at the Arden Theatre for the first time, having been held in churches in the previous years. The event […]


Builders of Bridges: Part III – Archives of Marginalized & Under-Represented Groups

Hey, this is Vino again with the last part of my blog series based on the 2016 ACA conference.  My favourite session was looking at the “Archives of Marginalized & Under-Represented Groups” and discovering the different ways to help access these archives. Since starting my work life in the archives, I’ve been interested in getting more exposure on […]


Builders of Bridges: Part II – Activist (Active) Archivist

Hi everyone, this is Vino, the archivist at the Musée, continuing my blog series.  At many recent archives conferences there has been discussion about the use of social media and this was true again in Montreal in 2016, however the theme of the activist archivist resonated more strongly for me this time. During the 1970s, archives activism primarily […]


Builders of Bridges: Part I – Being Subjective

Being objective or impartial is deemed a strong quality in an archives when working with donors or creating a fonds in the archives. But perhaps that thought needs to be revised slightly. When I attended the 2016 ACA conference in Montreal, Heather Home from Queen’s University Archives purposed that archivists become more subjective. She gave […]


On the Road Again: Rocks and Minerals

  Two Grade 3 classes hosted Roy, one of the Musee Heritage Museum Education Programmers, at their school as he presented the Rocks and Minerals program. He was impressed with their knowledge of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. Everyone enjoyed passing around the all of the rocks and minerals he took with him to the school, and […]


Remembrance Day 2016

The Musee Heritage Museum, and the St. Albert Cenotaph, saw a great turnout for Remembrance Day 2016, as we commemorate the ongoing centenary of the First World War. At the museum more than 300 people dropped in to have a look at the displays and the large crowd gathered at the cenotaph was wonderful to see. […]


From the Archives: Prisoners of War

For Remembrance Day, the archives would like to share some of its records that document the experiences of those who served in the Second World War. Sergeant Raymond Lafranchise enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force (R.C.A.F.) and served as a flight sergeant, wireless operator, and rear gunner. His plane was hit over France during his […]


From the Archives: Brigadier-General Raymond Brutinel fonds

As Remembrance Day draws near, the Musée Héritage Museum Archives would like to share some of its records that document the experiences of those who served in the military. Brigadier-General Raymond Brutinel was a fascinating man, who was in the First World War and the Second World War. Originally from France, he and his family lived in […]


ACA Conference 2016: Builders of Bridges

Hi everyone, this the Musée Héritage Museum’s archivist, Vino, back again to share my experiences at the Association of Canadian Archivists’ 41st annual conference that took place earlier this year in Montréal from June 1-4. The conference was entitled “Futur proche: Archives & Innovation”, which consisted of sessions that concentrated on technological innovations, its implementation […]


St. Albert Amplify Festival 2016

It was a lot of fun to be at the Amplify Festival last week, October 14 and 15, with a tie dying booth. The booth was managed by Brett and Roy, program staff from the Musee Heritage Museum, and we had over 100 youth make unique shirts!                 […]