Museum Moment: In-person or virtual group experiences

The museum is excited as we continue to engage with the community through in-person, outreach, and virtual programs. Popular education programs like Peru and the Aboriginal People of Canada and The Inuit are just two examples of programs that have been adapted for virtual experiences.

The Indigenous History programs cover foundational knowledge of the three Aboriginal groups of Canada. It can include Metis finger weaving; a fun hands-on activity where students learn about Metis history and weave their own sash. This in-person or virtual program is a nice fit for a school wide learning experience!

The Historic Walking Tours is a great option to get out of the classroom and outdoors! Join us for an outdoor walk around downtown St. Albert as we explore the relationship between people, nature, place, and community.

New this year is the Historic River Lots Walking Tour.  Explore the land lived on by early Metis and Francophone families in the area and participate in an outdoor activity on River Lot 23 & 24. Learn about the fur trade connection to St. Albert, the impact the Mission had on the community, or the community petition to keep the established River Lot system. These are some of the topics that can be discussed. Tours can be tailored to meet curriculum requirements and students’ abilities. Please reach out to inquire about more specific themes.

Visit the museum’s ‘Learn’ tab for more information on field trips, community programs, and education kits. We look forward to continue to support teachers and schools during  the  2021/2022 school year.

For more information go to museeheritage.ca or call 780 459-1528.