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 […]

Heritage Sites Moment: Welcome to St. Albert Heritage Sites 2021

  St. Albert Grain Elevator Park & Historic River Lots 23 & 24 are open for tours Wednesday through Friday from 1-6pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm. Come and visit the 1906 Brackman-Ker and 1929 Alberta Wheat Pool grain elevators. While you are here, we invite you to look at the vehicles, ploughs, and […]

Museum Moment: National Indigenous Peoples Day 2021

  June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. In light of the recent findings in May 2021 of 215 unmarked burial sites on the former Residential School property in Kamloops, we are sharing some photos in the video above from the Archives at the Musée Héritage Museum.       St. Albert had two Indian […]

Heritage Sites Moment: Opening dates 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park and Historic River Lot 23 & 24 as of June 16th, 2021. Following safety protocols, we’ve been hard at work to get the site ready over the past year. The biggest changes will be found on River Lots 23 & […]

Archives Moment: #EmpoweringArchives – Archives Week 2021

This year’s Archives Week theme of #EmpoweringArchives refers to one of the key functions of archives. In order to understand the main themes addressed in the video above, it is important to look at the work that takes places in the archives and what archives do. Archives are institutions that collect original records and facilitate […]

Heritage Sites Moment: Giving Back with our Community Garden

  2021 is the first year for the community garden on the historic River Lots 23 & 24. The community responded with enthusiasm and 30+ garden plots are being planted with over 40 gardeners hard at work preparing the soil and planting their gardens. As in years past, garden plots will produce a harvest for […]