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 […]

Heritage Sites Moment: Students helping to create your experiences

My name Erica Gonzalez, and I am a recent graduate from the University of Alberta. I was given the amazing experience of working with the Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert (AHF) as part of the Canada Summer Jobs program. I work at the Musée Héritage Museum, which is part of AHF.     […]

Museum Moment: Student Placement at the Musée Héritage Museum

My name is Kate Renfree and I am a field placement student from MacEwan University’s Arts and Cultural Management program. I had the wonderful opportunity to spend my summer learning at St. Albert’s Musée Héritage Museum. While here, I had the chance to learn from the Programming Manager, Sharon Morin, and the Curator, Joanne White, […]

Museum Moment: Hole Family Collection

  Good Things Come in Big Packages! It was with a heavy heart that we watched the closing of Hole’s Greenhouses last year, nearly 70 years after Ted and Lois Hole bought their first home in St. Albert. Their contributions to both the City of St. Albert and the Province is immeasurable.   As their […]