Weiller and Williams Co Ltd: Building a Livestock Empire
September 20–November 13, 2016
In 2015, the Musée Héritage Museum received a large donation of business and family items that had belonged to Leland Stanford (Lee) Williams, partner in one of Canada’s largest cattle-commission firms. Weiller and Williams Co. Ltd. was founded in 1925, with Lee heading up operations in Edmonton.
This exhibition tells an important Alberta story with images and artifacts from Lee’s years with the company and also from his extensive involvement with horse racing in the province.
Learn more about the collection of Weiller & Williams Co. Ltd. archival materials and artifacts.
Take Your Best Shot: Youth Photo Exhibition
Theme: Old Stone, New Steel (photos of our built environment)
November 18–January 15, 2017
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19, 3–5 pm
The Musée Héritage Museum is pleased to present our annual youth photo contest! This year the theme is Old Stone, New Steel (photos of our built environment)! A jury will choose 9 winning photos from each age group: Grades 3–6, Grades 7–9, Grades 10–12. Prizes will be awarded to the top three photos, and winners will be notified by October 31. 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 Discovery Room. All entries will be displayed at the Musée Héritage Museum from November 18–January 15, 2017.
In recognition of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the St Albert Mission, the Musée Héritage Museum celebrated with the St Albert History Gallery. St Albert’s story began 5,000 years ago with the first people that came to this valley. Many others followed: fur traders, missionaries, adventurers and settlers. The Musée Héritage Museum opened an exhibition that tells the story of the St Albert area, the people who came to live here and the ways they changed the community. Many unique and beautiful artifacts from our collection are on display illustrating the story.