Current & Upcoming Events

Saturday Drop-in Programs

October 10, November 14, December 12

Suggested donation of $3

The Museum hosts regular family drop-in programs the second Saturday of the month from 1 – 4 pm. (Guided program runs 1:30 – 2:30 pm). Each month features a different theme.

October 10: Archives Week: Alberta for Sale!

Come celebrate Archives Week at the Musée Heritage Museum (and Archives!) Watch the film Alberta for Sale! featuring archival footage of commercials from several archives in Alberta. Use objects from our collection as inspiration to create your own historic advertisement.

Take Your Best Shot

Submission Deadline: October 13

Contest Theme: Nature

The Musée Héritage Museum is having its annual youth photo contest! This year the theme is Nature! A jury will choose 12 photos from each age group to be exhibited at the Museum and on our website. Winning photographs will be displayed at the Musée Héritage Museum from November 24 – January 24.

Entries will be divided into three groups: Grades 3 – 6, Grades 7 – 9, Grades 10 – 12. Prizes will be awarded to the top three photos (as decided by a jury) in each age group. Winners will be notified by October 30. Entries will be judged on: choice of subject, creativity, quality of photo, and written description.

For up-and-coming photographers Grade 2 or under, we will be having a special display in our Discover Room. Submit photos for this special display to

How to Enter
Only one entry per person is permitted

1. Take a digital photo of something in Nature anywhere in your surroundings.

2. Write one paragraph to tell us what the picture is of and why you chose to photograph it. (Maximum 75 words – space is provided on the entry form)

3. Fill out an entry form with permissions, along with your written paragraph.

4. Email a .jpeg copy of your photograph to
Be sure to include a copy of your jpeg. file, and the completed entry form with necessary permissions (see entry form below).

• Make sure that your file is no less than 4MB so that we can print a good copy!
• Files up to 10MB can be sent by email. Larger files may be burned onto a cd or dvd and dropped off in person at the Musée Héritage Museum.
• Printed entry forms will also be accepted.
• Cropping is acceptable as are minor colour and exposure corrections. Any other changes to the original photograph not listed here will make the photograph ineligible.

5. Immediate family members of Arts and Heritage Foundation Staff are not eligible to enter the contest.

At the completion of the contest and exhibit the Musée Héritage Museum will dispose of electronic jpeg copies, cds, dvds and entry forms. Printed exhibit photos can be picked up for you to keep.

If you have any questions please call the Musée Héritage Museum at: 780-459-1528

Download the Entry Form for Grades 3 – 12.

St Albert Quilters’ Guild

Quilt Walk until Oct 24

“Patchwork Garden” by the St Albert Quilters’ Guild is on display at the Little White School until October 4. Until October 24, take part in the Quilt Walk throughout downtown St Albert.

Archives Week

October 3 – 9 

Every year, the Archives Society of Alberta (ASA) celebrates Archives Week in the first week of October in order to promote archives. Member institutions of the ASA host various events in celebration of the event throughout Alberta.

The ASA also creates a web exhibition and Archives Calendar with images from across Alberta’s archives. This year, the ASA has themed the Archives Week celebration as “Alberta on Sale”, which highlights local businesses and advertising from Alberta’s archival holdings. The Musée Héritage Museum will have on display the images that they submitted for the web exhibit, along with their own image selected for inclusion on the cover of the calendar. The web exhibition will also be made available at

The Archivist at Musée Héritage Museum will also be giving tours of the archival storage space during the week of October 5 – 9 from 10 – 5 pm. The tour will give visitors an insider look at how archival materials are being stored; as well as learn more about the preservation aspects to housing archival holdings and ask questions. The tours will be based on a drop in basis throughout the week for interested patrons.  As well, the 2015 – 2016 Archives Alberta calendar will be available for purchase.

The Musée Héritage Museum Archives looks forward to sharing its holdings with the community in celebration of Archives Week!

Permaculture Design Course

Stay tuned for details on the rescheduled dates for the Permaculture Design Course and a Food Forest course in the spring of 2016. For additional information on either course, please contact or 780.418.8814.

Learn more about past events at the Musée Héritage Museum and St Albert Heritage Sites, including the food truck events, Harvest Festival, and more!


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