Heritage Sites Moment: Preparing Cunningham House and the Garden

I’m Celina Loyer, Aboriginal Programmer at the Musée Héritage Museum. My Dad, Gilbert Anderson, was the son of Celina Callihoo and Joe Anderson. Joe was descended from the Ft. Edmonton Métis, who had a very close association with the St. Albert Métis. I am married to Darrell Loyer, whose Métis roots are recorded in this […]

Museum Moment: Virtual Indigenous Programs

When Grade One teacher Nicole Roe from Bon Accord Community School approached the Musée Héritage Museum to do a program about moccasins, we were only too glad to work with her! One of our new Virtual Aboriginal Programs is Moccasins. Grade One students in Bon Accord were given a 15 minute “show and tell” with […]

Archives Moment: Reference Library and the different types of sources

The reference library at the Musée Héritage Museum has developed over the years since our museum’s inception. Our reference library has grown in a variety of ways, including donations and the purchasing of obscure items from antique and book stores. In addition we often have researchers visit our archives to gather primary sources for a […]

Heritage Sites Moment: Community Garden Opening

  The Arts and Heritage Foundation of St. Albert is pleased to announce that the St. Albert Heritage Sites Community Garden, maintained by the Musée Héritage Museum, is now accepting applications for gardening with us this summer! We look forward to growing a welcoming community of enthusiastic gardeners on the historic river lots site. The […]

Museum Moment: Body Language Speaker Series #3: Dawn Marie Marchand and Keith Callihoo

When the Musée Héritage Museum planned the exhibition schedule for 2021, we were excited to have the opportunity to share the exhibition Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest with many visitors.  Unfortunately  our galleries are still closed due to Covid restrictions. In order to share the message behind the exhibition, we created a […]

Discovery Room: Happy Easter

  A sure sign of spring is time off from school and the busy Easter preparations. The history of Easter is one that many European cultures contributed to over the centuries.  How do you celebrate Easter?   Whether you fast for lent or decorate colourful eggs, it is time to shake off the long cold […]

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 […]