Reflecting on 1917, Part I

As we move through the centenary of the First World War, it is important to reflect back on the events of 1917. 100 years ago, the Great War shook the world physically and figuratively. This conflict brought irreversible changes to our world. For Canada, the Great War still has lasting legacies, and the major events […]

“Archives are not about records….” by the Musée’s Archivist

The Association of Canadian Archivists’ 42nd annual conference took place in Ottawa from May 31 – June 3, 2017. The conference was entitled “Archives, Disrupted” and consisted of sessions that looked at what the archival world is doing when confronted by disruption to its normal or recognized practices. What was interesting about this conference was […]

Old-fashioned Halloween Fun in the Museum’s Discovery Room

Come on down to the museum this week to have a spooky good time in our Discovery Room! The Discovery Room is festooned with vintage Halloween décor, as well as an array of Halloween-themed stories and advertisements from historic issues of the Gazette. Crafts include a vintage paper-fold “nut cup” and a framed old-fashioned Halloween […]

Some books to consider at the Musée!

Stop in at the Musée Héritage Museum Gift Shop & see our selection of books. Here are just a few of titles you will find in the gift shop:     “The Sun Traveller” by Elizabeth Macpherson. This is the story of the Callihoos in Alberta that includes histories, adventures, pictures and genealogy of generations […]

Kakesimokamik Healing Garden Opening

St. Albert opened its Healing Garden on September 15th, 2017 on a beautiful spot along the Sturgeon River with the guidance of Elder Tony Arcand and Residential School Survivors. With Protocol and Pipe Ceremony the morning was set. Residents and community members from across the region gathered to acknowledge the history of the residential schools […]

AMA presentation on the Michel Band exhibition

On September 23rd, 2017, staff of the Musée Heritage Museum presented at the joint conference of the Alberta Museums Association and the Western Museum Association, “Unite 2017“. Joanne White, Celina Loyer and Jessie Loyer talked about how the exhibit came to be and how the Band and museum worked together to tell this important story. […]

Summer 2017 at the Museum and Heritage Sites

As the weather continues to get colder, let us look back fondly at the warm summer months of 2017 with a review of some of what went on at the museum and heritage sites… Summer “officially” starts for us with the opening of our heritage sites to the public in mid-May. Our first big summer […]

The Michel Band exhibition opening

Thank you to everyone who attended the Michel Band exhibition opening at the Musée Héritage Museum on September 28, 2017. It was one of the largest turnouts we’ve had for one of our exhibition openings and we were very honoured that members, family, and friends of the Michel Band First Nation were able to attend […]

Celebrate Archives Week 2017!

Each year, the Archives Society of Alberta (ASA) celebrates Archives Week to promote archives in our province in conjunction with the release of the annual ASA calendar. The theme for this year’s Archives Week is “Alberta and the Great War”, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War next year in […]

Preparing for The Michel Band Exhibit by Celina Loyer

My name is Celina Loyer and I have been working at the Musee Heritage Museum in St. Albert since 2008 as an Aboriginal Programmer. That means that I get to spend my day teaching children (and occasionally adults) about the history of St. Albert, a great job which I enjoy immensely. Celina leads the ‘I […]