The Musée Héritage Museum Archives acquires and preserves archival material significant to the memory of St. Albert and area. The archival holdings include over 100 metres of material including personal papers, oral histories, municipal records, business and community organization records. The material includes thousands of photographs, negatives and slides as well as ledgers, manuscripts, letters, maps, cassette tapes, videocassettes and digital files. Archival holdings are rare, original and unpublished, so much care is taken to preserve the material. The archives is also in the process of digitizing its holdings so the material can be more easily accessible to the public.

To get information about archives in general, the Archives Society of Alberta has created a tutorial to explain the many aspects of archives:

In addition to the archives, the Musée Héritage Museum has a special library. This library consists of over 1000 books that are unique to the history of Alberta and St. Albert. The books are non-circulating but available for reading at the museum.

The archives are available to the public Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm and by appointment. Reference requests can be conducted via e-mail, telephone, mail, and in person. A research request form may also be filled out and scanned to us here.

What is in the Musée Héritage Museum’s Holdings?

Our archival holdings can be found on our online database at:

The following is a list of some of the fonds and collections held at the Musée Héritage Museum. A fonds is a Canadian term used to indicate the entire body of records, in all formats, of an organization, family or individual that have been preserved in an archives.

Completed finding aids will be added as they become available.

Contact the Archives

Musée Héritage Museum
5 St. Anne St.
St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9

North bank of the Sturgeon River, ca. 1950Moise Constantin Homestead Receipt, 1891