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 […]

From the Archives: St. Albert District Scouts

Scouts badges. St. Albert District Scouts fonds, 2015.29. The Musée Héritage Museum Archives has finished processing records from the St. Albert District Scouts. These records include some wonderful photographs and badges that show the various programs and activities of the St. Albert Scouts. In 1961, the Landing Trail District for Scouts was formed with St. […]

Red Willow Place photo exhibit!

The Musée Héritage Museum recently installed a photo exhibit at Red Willow Place in downtown St. Albert, based on the theme of childhood and youth play. Working in partnership with the senior’s centre the museum staff chose photos from the museum collection highlighting many activities that youth have participated in throughout the history of our community. Come […]

Canada Day 2017 at the Little White School

2017 marks the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation into a unified nation state so naturally  people were out and about in St. Albert to celebrate this joyous event on Canada Day. And the Little White School was no exception as we had about 250 people visit the school that day! We provided maple leaf-shaped cookies, from Grandin […]

Research from the Archives: Katrina’s Ladies and Children Wear

Recently, renovations on the storefronts on Perron Street have uncovered a sign for a store that was once located along Perron Street: Katrina’s Ladies and Children Wear. Several curious passersby have contacted the Musée Héritage Museum archives wondering if we have more information about Katrina’s. While we don’t have records specifically from this store, we […]