Museum Moment: Our summer student’s experiences before moving onto new things

My name is Erica Gonzalez; I recently graduated from the University of Alberta and began working with the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert (AHF) in the summer as their Canadian Summer Jobs student. As my time with AHF is coming to an end, I wish to share some of the wonderful experiences I […]

Museum moment: Gift shop web-page has been spruced up!

We have updated our Museum Shop so that you can view the items online before coming in and making your purchases. Here is the link: The webpage has only a portion of the items available. There are many more titles of books to choose from, as well as a great variety of gift items. […]

Museum Moment: Métis Week 2020

This November 16th, 2020 Mayor Cathy Heron will be reading a proclamation announcing Métis Week in St. Albert and the Métis flag will be raised at St. Albert City Hall. Métis week has been proclaimed in St. Albert for the last 14 years with guidance, planning and participation from Michif Cultural Connections, local St. Albert […]

Museum Moment: How do I find out about my family’s military history?

In 2012 the Musée Héritage Museum decided to try to find out about all of the soldiers from St. Albert that served in the First World War. We wanted to do an exhibition for the 100th anniversary of the start of the war in 1914. It required the use of many sources of information. In […]

Archives Moment: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage happens on Oct. 27 and was created by UNESCO to be a day to raise awareness of the importance of preserving audiovisual heritage. In the video above, we talk about some of the things we do at our archives at the Musée Héritage Museum to better preserve our audiovisual materials. […]

Archives Moment: Recent Grad working at the Musée Héritage Museum

Hi my name is Michael Bodnar. I recently graduated from Grant MacEwan University. I was taking history and classics. When I was in Grant MacEwan I volunteered at the Musée Héritage Museum in St. Albert during the summers. One of the things I did as a volunteer was working on a huge history scrapbook. I […]

Heritage Sites Moment: 2020 Summer Projects Wrap up

The summer of 2020 has been a busy one at the St. Albert Heritage Sites. Merlin Rosser, our Facilities Manager, talks about the heritage projects that were completed over the summer. In addition to these projects, we have had several other events on our sites as well. The Belcourt and Cunningham residences were furnished and […]

Archives Moment: Ask An Archivist Day – Oct 7, 2020

Have you ever heard of an archives? Or been curious to know what an archives might have in it? Have you ever considered the work an archivist is involved in doing, or thought what exactly do they do? If you have had any of these questions, or perhaps would like an introduction to your local […]

Museum Moment: Orange Shirt Day 2020

Over the past several years the Musee Heritage Museum has worked to share the history of the two residential schools that were in St. Albert. The Youville School, located on Mission Hill operated from 1873 to 1948 and the Edmonton Indian Residential School, located where the Poundmaker’s Healing Lodge currently stands, was in existence from […]

Museum Moment: Orange Shirt Day

I am Celina Loyer, Aboriginal Programmer at Musée Héritage Museum. Since the creation of Orange Shirt Day in 2013, September 30th has come to mean a lot to me, because the day acknowledges my family’s experiences at Residential School.       My mother, Kathleen Steinhauer, went to the Edmonton Indian Residential School when she […]