Museum Moment: Visit us online

As you will see in the video above, the Musée Héritage Museum is available to you even if you cannot physically come out to see us. One of the ways we have done this is to put some of our previous exhibitions online, as you will see in the video. Another component we have online […]

Museum Moment: Celebrating Métis Week 2021

To celebrate Métis Week during the week of Nov 14, 2021, the programming department of the Musée Heritage Museum is featuring the work of 3 Métis artists in our Education Space: Christi Belcourt, Leah Dorian, and Reanna Lorraine Savard. Christi Belcourt is a Michif (Métis) visual artist with a deep respect for Mother Earth, the […]

Museum Moment: Canada and Afghanistan

This November in 2021, we are remembering the Canadian troops and people of Afghanistan who helped them in their thirteen-year effort to stabilize the country. More than 40,000 members of the Canadian Armed Forces served and 158 Canadian soldiers died during the Afghanistan mission. Recently, American forces pulled out of Afghanistan marking the end of […]

Discovery Moment: 100th Anniversary of the Poppy

A symbol of hope that united people in their remembrance, the humble poppy turns 100 years old in 2021. Each November, boxes of poppies are placed on counter tops and adorned over our hearts to help raise money to support legions, veteran housing, and provide veteran jobs. 650,000 Canadian men and women served during the […]

Archives Moment: St. Albert Aerial Photographs

Recently, our archives completed the St. Albert aerial photographs project with the support of grant funding from the Archives Society of Alberta. The archives processed over 2,000 photographs, making them available for browsing and research on our archives database. As mentioned in the Archives Moment video, aerial photographs are an excellent way to see the […]

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.   […]