Discovery Room Update!

The Discovery room is in full bloom with spring around the corner.   Celebrate the new season and Canada’s 150th by adding your name to our Maple Tree on your next visit! Help us add 150 names to our tree for Canada’s 150th!

From the Archives: “Kincinema” presents!

The Musée Héritage Museum contains the records of the Kinsmen Club of St. Albert since its formation in 1964 up to the early 2000s. Currently, we are processing these records to make them available for research and reference. The Kinsmen Club of St. Albert has been an important part of building St. Albert’s community, including […]

Train station and grain elevator photos

One of the museum staff was driving home the other night and stopped by the grain elevator site at just the right moment to see a beautiful February sunset!

From the Archives: St. Albert Comets

St. Albert Comets hockey team, ca. 1973 – 1979. Teresa Gagnon fonds, Musée Héritage Museum, 2013.22.02. The Musée Héritage Museum would like to highlight some hockey records from our archives! The St. Albert Comets were a local St. Albert hockey team. The Museum holds records of this team from 1973-1979.       Embroidered jersey crest […]

Girl Guides and our shared heritage

Last week a group of Girl Guides visited the Musée Héritage Museum to complete their Heritage Badge and were genuinely surprised to find out that St. Albert is older than Canada by 6 years! We talked about Canadian currency and looked closely at the images and scenes found on our money. We discussed what these […]

From the Archives: St. Albert in the Future

On January 12, 2017, a 50-year time capsule was unveiled in the lobby of St. Albert Place to celebrate St. Albert’s Community Vision and Pillars of Sustainability. The Musée Héritage Museum was involved in advising the packing of the time capsule and preservation of items inside it. List of items that are inside the time […]

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 […]