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.”  […]

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), […]