Spring along the Sturgeon River: Animal names in Cree

People have travelled through the Sturgeon River valley for thousands of years observing the changing seasons and sharing their observations in a variety of different languages.  This blog shares some of the animal names in the Cree language.See if you can say these words in Cree: Words in Cree for Animals (and a couple of […]

Spring along the Sturgeon River: Baby birds

As the snow and ice melts away, the baby animals come out to play! They wobble around on new legs or test out their tiny wings for the first time. While is it tempting to cuddle or handle these adorable baby animals, they are happier growing up in the wild. But what do I do […]

Spring along the Sturgeon River: Transportation

The Sturgeon River has been providing plants, animals and people with important resources for over 5,000 years. Today we enjoy walking the pathways along the river and getting a glimpse of muskrats or birds. For many years the river provided transportation by canoe or boat. Then, as today, winter is long and when the river […]

Archives Moment: Another important resource at our archives

The Musée Héritage Museum Archives has many different resources for our researchers. The Archives Moment video above talks about the information files we have at the museum and these files have become a valuable resource in addition to our archival materials. But what kind of topics do these files cover?   We have our information […]

Museum Moment: Behind the scenes of assisting with community projects

It is hard to believe that it has been a year since we first started adapting to the reality of living and working during a worldwide pandemic. At the Musée Héritage Museum staff have adjusted the way they work but there is still a lot of work to accomplish! The Programming team have developed virtual […]

Discovery Room: Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Did you know that St. Patrick has been celebrated annually for over 1000 years! The history of St. Patrick’s Day goes back to a unique period of Ireland’s history. Today, we celebrate with green clothing and beverages, but the origins of this day are a mixture of myth and faith. Patrick was a man who […]

Heritage Sites Moment: Walking Tours 2021

Due to current health restrictions, the Musée Héritage Museum is not open for in-person programming. However, we have been connecting with the school community virtually with popular programs like the Inuit Program and our I Belong program. Now that the weather is warming up, we have been booking walking tours that take groups of  people […]

Museum Moment: Our Aboriginal Programmer Celina Loyer is back

Last March, nearly a year ago, we all watched as the world shut down because of COVID-19.  Everything, including the Musée Héritage Museum, was closed. Like many Canadians, I was temporarily laid off. My world changed drastically. Fast forward to the beginning of February 2021. My job has been saved for me and now I’m […]