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 event is our annual Father’s Day food truck event at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park, which has become a community staple in the last few years. The afternoon event features a penny carnival, entertainment, and food from some of the region’s best food trucks. Other large-scale events celebrated at the sites included Dominion Day (Canada Day) on July 1, our late-night food truck event on August 25 and Harvest Festival on September 17.

Museum staff showing off a children’s activity on Canada Day at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park

 

July and August are host to regular weekly family drop-in programs at all four of our locations. Families with young children are welcome to visit our sites and take part in fun, all-ages programming by donation.

Mondays found us at the Father Lacombe Chapel, creating uniquely homemade crafts

Tuesdays we got together for Tuesdays Together at the Musée Héritage Museum, one-hour guided programs about St. Albert’s social and natural history.

Wednesdays were Game Days at the Little White School.

 Thursdays we had fun (and got messy!) with Craft Thursdays at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park.

Fox craft made from toilet paper tubes made on a Craft Thursday at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park

 

July also saw us take part as a host site in the Great Canadian Scavenger Hunt, celebrating Canada 150. Participants searched for Canadian icons hidden at all of our sites, as well as at other local organizations in St. Albert.

At The Great Canadian Scavenger Hunt wrap-up party doing an inuksuk craft

 

    Many daycares came by for programs at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park throughout August, enjoying crafts and games along with a cold glass of lemonade and a warm cookie.

Upcoming community events and programs include Remembrance Day on November 11, Snowflake Festival on November 24, and holiday drop-in programs between Christmas and New Years.

Look under the “Learn” tab at museeheritage.ca for more information, coming soon!