Night at the Museum, 2012

Night at the Museum Event

On May 12, 2012 students from Leo Nickerson Elementary School set up their Heritage Fair projects at the Musée Héritage Museum and families, friends and the public were invited to step into the past and meet some fascinating people!  Take a look………..

 JACE was Jamie McLennan,  Canadian professional hockey goaltender who played for the New York Islanders and Calgary Flames.
Nellie McClung (KALEY) was born in 1873.  In 1927, she along with four other women: Henrietta Muir Edwardss, Emily Murphy, Louise McKinney, and Irene Parlby came to be known as “The Famous Five” ) and together they launched the “Persons Case,” contending that women could be “qualified persons” eligible to sit in the Canadian Senate.

Henrietta Muir Edwards (DANIKA) who was born in 1849 is recognized as a Canadian women’s rights activist and reformer.  She is one of the “Famous Five” who established that women were, indeed, persons and therefore entitled to sit in the Senate of Canada.

Lois Hole (ISABELLE) was a St. Albert resident who served her community and  the Province of Alberta in many different ways.  As a local business owner, educator and author as well as Chancellor of the University of Alberta and as the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta.

MADELINE was Agnes McPhail the first Canadian woman elected as a Member of Parliament in 1921 which was the first federal election in Canada in which women had the right to vote.  
CLAUDIA shared the story of the Dionne Quintuplets — Five sisters born in Ontario in 1934.  The Dionne girls were born two months premature and all five survived. After four months with their family, they were made wards of the King for nine years under the Dionne Quintuplets’ Guardianship Act, 1935. Many, including the government  profited by making them a significant tourist attraction in Ontario. 
Alexander Graham Bell (JORDYN) inventor of the telephone and metal detector (as well as a host of other inventions).   Bell spent time living and working in Canada and his family moved back and forth between the United States and Canada throughout his life.  He was buried on a private estate on Cape Breton Island in Canada.

RILEY as Chad Kroeger a songwriter and  the lead singer for the Canadian band Nickelback.  He was born in Hanna, Alberta in 1974.

                 SASHA portrayed a local hockey player, Megan Mikkelson, who played on the 2010 Gold Medal Women’s Olympic Hockey Team.