Thursday, June 30, 2011

St. Albert Grain Elevator Park's Dominion Day and Father Lacombe Chapel's Oh Canada!

Silver Grain Elevator, 1990
Photograph courtesy of Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Historical Society fonds

Tomorrow will be the first day that visitors can step into the silver grain elevator in over a year.  Both the grain elevators have been undergoing restoration since the spring of 2010. Although the silver elevator opens tomorrow, the grand opening of both elevators will occur in the fall.  The Musée Héritage Museum invites everyone to the St. Albert Grain Elevator Park for Dominion Day to see the restoration, have a tour of the park, enjoy some snacks and participate in various activities for children.

Location: 4 Meadowview Drive, St. Albert
Time: 12-5
Phone: 780-419-7354


The Father Lacombe Chapel, Alberta's oldest surviving building, is having an event tomorrow for Canada Day entitled, Oh Canada!  The interpreters will be providing hourly tours of mission hill, as well as providing a scavenger hunt, activities for children and ice cream.

Location: St. Vital Ave, St. Albert
Time: 12-4
Phone: 780-459-7663

Mission Hill, 1948
Photograph courtesy of Musée Héritage Museum, St. Albert Historical Society fonds
Happy Canada Day and we hope to see you at our events!

Friday, June 10, 2011

The Mission Makers Opening Tomorrow

The curator has been working hard preparing an exhibit which will open tomorrow.  The exhibit is entitled The Mission Makers and features Albert Lacombe, OMI and Alexandre Taché, OMI, two oblates who began the mission in St. Albert.  We've included in this blog post some photos of the exhibit set-up.  The exhibit opens Saturday June 11 and will be up until November 2011.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy International Archives Day!

The archives at the Musée Héritage Museum would like to highlight one of its projects in honour of International Archives Day.  The archives has recently begun processing photographs donated from the St. Albert Historical Society.  This photograph collection consists of over 1000 photographs ranging from the 1880s to 1970s.  With the help of the Archives Society of Alberta (ASA), these images will be available to the public online in the early fall via the ASA database:

Here is a sneak peak of some of the photographs in the collection...

Main Street, 1911 -1921

Bishop Vital Grandin, ca. 1880 - 1890
Beer Room, Bruin Inn, 1930

St. Albert Store interior, 1930

A. Labelle Meat Market, 1930