Archives Week 2014

Each year during the first week of October the Archives Society of Alberta (ASA) celebrates Archives Week. This week is intended to promote archives across Alberta and the Musée Héritage Museum Archives is proud to participate in this event.

To celebrate the Musée Héritage Museum Archives will have a special display in the foyer of the museum, highlighting some of the donations received by the archives over the past year, including items from a recent donation related to Brigadier-General Raymond Brutinel. The Brutinel archival materials complement the current exhibit on display at the museum about the fascinating life of Brutinel.

Our Archivist at the museum will be conducting special tours of the archival storage space on a drop in basis, from Oct 7-10, 10 am to 5 pm. The tours will give our museum visitors a look behind the scenes to see how, and where, archival items are stored.

The ASA theme for Archives Week this year is “Creepy Alberta!” The ASA has created a web exhibit and calendar with images from across the province that “capture the strange, weird and eerie from Alberta’s archival holdings”.

The calendar will be available for sale at the Musée Héritage Museum alongside a newly published book about Brutinel.

In addition the Musée Héritage Museum Archives will have some “creepy” photos posted in our Discovery Room where we invite kids and families to come in and draw a creepy image of their own. After all, creepy is in the eye of the beholder!

Please drop by and join us this week as we celebrate Archives Week and learn more about the archives that care for the documentary heritage of St. Albert and the region.