Enemy Aliens Exhibition event

Saturday January 11, 2020 the Musée Héritage Museum hosted an afternoon movie entitled “That Never Happened”.  This film tells the story of Canada’s first internment operations that took place between 1914-1920 when 88,000 people in Canada were forced to register as “enemy aliens” and 8500 were imprisoned in internment camps across Canada. The day outside […]

Boyle Street Community Center Outreach

The tradition of finger weaving creates a bridge between time, place, and culture.  Musée Héritage Museum staff members, Celina and Alex, had the opportunity to share the history and tradition of finger weaving with many people who dropped in at the Boyle Street Center on three afternoons in December. Sashes, pictures, and sample weave examples […]

November wrap up at the Musée

We’ve had a very busy November at the Musée Héritage Museum.We were once again honoured to be open for Remembrance Day 2019. Thank you to all who attended the ceremony on St. Anne Street and then dropped in to visit our museum. We are gratified that our visitors were very engaged with our displays and […]

Join us on Remembrance Day 2019 at the Musée

  The Musée Héritage Museum is proud to be open for Remembrance Day 2019 on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 9 am to 1 pm. We will be serving hot drinks, have family friendly activities, and will be featuring a digital display highlighting archival materials pertaining to St. Albertans who have served in the Canadian […]

A variety of strange and wonderful artifacts at the Musée Héritage Museum

We have been upgrading the artifact storage space at the Musée Héritage Museum!  We are “reworking” the space in our climate controlled space to better house the artifacts and archival materials that are in our care.  Grant funding from the Alberta Museums Association helped us to buy new shelving and supplies for this project. We […]

Installing an exhibition about chairs at the Musée!

Sit Down and I’ll Tell You a Story is the next exhibition opening at the Musée Héritage Museum. The exhibition will feature chairs from diverse places in St. Albert and Alberta, such the legislature and a local beauty parlour! What’s common between all of these chairs is that each chair is connected to a person […]

Métis presentations at Edmonton Public Libraries

The Edmonton Public Libraries invited the Museé Heritáge Museum back this summer for a series of Métis presentations at their library branches in Edmonton. Our programmers are sharing Leah Dorian’s “The Giving Tree: A Retelling of a Métis Story”, sharing museum artifacts and doing a beading craft. Interestingly, Leah Dorian first heard “The Giving Tree” […]

Weaving with Brett at St. Albert Grain Elevator Park

    From July 12th – 14th, 2019, we had Brett Lamoureux – a former Education Programmer at the Musée Héritage Museum — on site at St. Albert Grain Elevator Park sharing her knowledge of weaving with our visitors and staff.  Those who were interested had an opportunity to learn to weave on our floor and table looms. Brett also had homemade cardboard […]

July 2019 at the Heritage Sites and Museum

It was another happy Canada Day at the Heritage Sites in St. Albert this year!  Despite torrential rains for much of the day, and some site closures in other parts of the city, many people were out and about, looking for ways to celebrate Canada’s birthday.  Carrying umbrellas, and clad in raincoats and rubber boots, […]

Alan D. Ridge Award of Merit received

The archivists from the Musée Héritage Museum attended the Archives Society of Alberta’s (ASA) 2019 conference in Banff from May 24 – 25, 2019. Vino and Jia Jia, were proud to be presenters at this conference and were honoured when the Musée Héritage Museum received a special surprise, the Alan D. Ridge Award of Merit. […]