Museum Moment: In-person or virtual group experiences

The museum is excited as we continue to engage with the community through in-person, outreach, and virtual programs. Popular education programs like Peru and the Aboriginal People of Canada and The Inuit are just two examples of programs that have been adapted for virtual experiences. The Indigenous History programs cover foundational knowledge of the three […]

Archives Moment: Donating photos and other cultural heritage materials

The Musée Héritage Museum often receives donations of cultural heritage materials from the general public.   These donations go through a specific process, in this blog we would like to share the donation process with you. How does the Musée decide whether we add a donation to our collection? When you come to donate items to […]

Heritage Sites Moment: Community Garden Harvest 2021

The Heritage Sites Community Garden at the historic river lots 23 & 24 in St. Albert has been giving back this harvest season to the St. Albert Food Bank and Community Village.   In the spring, a local Brownie group toured the garden, learned about the importance of pollinators, and planted potatoes for the food […]

Museum Moment: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2021

September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Day in Canada. This day is now a federal statutory holiday to “honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities”. In the video above you will hear our Aboriginal Programmer Celina Loyer talk about the day and the […]

Archives Moment: Politics in Archives

      The field of politics produces quite a bit of information in a variety of formats. As you will see in the video above, the Musée Héritage Museum Archives has amassed various types of records related to politics at all levels of government, with more concentration at the St. Albert civic level.   […]

Heritage Sites Moment: Last Hurrah at the Historic River lots and Grain Elevator Park for 2021

Labour Day marks the end of our summer season at the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park and River Lot sites.  The long weekend officially marks the end of summer and the return to school for students, teachers and administrators. For the St Albert Grain Elevator Park and Historic River Lots 23&24 it is the end […]

Heritage Sites Moment: Summer interpreters

    Hi there, my name is Julia Matheson and I am one half of the summer historical interpretation team this year. Here at the St. Albert grain elevator and river lot sites, we are busy tending to our community garden, touring guests around the historical buildings and caring for the newly opened heritage houses. […]

Archives Moment: The Archives Around Our Community

The Musée Héritage Museum Archives really prides itself in knowing that we are not just a repository that houses important archival materials from St. Albert’s past, but also an institution that wants to share our materials with our community so that we can grow our collective knowledge. One of the ways that archives have traditionally […]

Heritage Sites Moment: 2021 Historical Walking Tours Summer Series & Children’s Drop-in Crafts

Our 2021 Historical Walking Tours summer series kicked off on Thursday, August 5th with our Lots on the Land tour. The tour, which includes St. Albert Grain Elevator Park and Historic River Lots 23 & 24, was well attended. Thank you to everyone who joined! The series continues each Thursday of August into early September. […]

Heritage Sites Moment: August at the Museum and Heritage Sites

After months of being closed the Musée Héritage Museum and St. Albert Heritage Sites are open once again to visitors and we look forward to having you drop in and find out what is happening! The heritage sites, including two provincially designated grain elevators as well as the Métis and Francophone River Lots, are open […]