Monday, December 22, 2014

Holiday Programs at the Museum!

Staying home over the holidays? Come to the museum to help us ring in the new year with our NEW holiday drop-in programs with a suggested donation of $2 per participant. 

Programs will take place at the Musée Héritage Museum in St. Albert Place Monday Dec. 29, Tuesday Dec. 30 and Wednesday Dec. 31-- check out the details below!

We will be open Monday, December 29 for our “Winter Landscapes” program, discovering how people lived (and travelled) in the early settlement of St. Albert, throughout the long winter months. We will look closely at real historical objects, and make some winter landscape crafts.  
Program times:  10 AM and 1 PM (for one hour).

On Tuesday, December 30 come learn about “New Year’s Around the World,” through stories, a fun game, and a celebratory craft.   
Program times:  10 AM and 1 PM (for one hour).

On Wednesday, December 31 we will have a New Year’s Celebration from 10 AM-12 PM (drop-in), with snacks, drinks, and crafts to get you ready for the New Year’s Eve.

Akins children on sled, 1926. St. Albert Historical Society fonds, Musée Héritage Museum

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Take Your Best Shot People’s Choice Winners Announced!

The votes are in! 
The winners of our first ever People’s Choice with our annual Take Your Best Shot youth photo contest are in. 
One person from each category of Grades 3-6, Grades 7-9, and Grades 10-12 were chosen by you, the people! 
Congratulations to Jemimah, Candace, and Holly, whose photos are reproduced below. Make sure to come in and see the exhibition before January 18, 2015.

Jemimah, Grade 3

Candace, Grade 7

Holly, Grade 10

Friday, December 5, 2014

Take Your Best Shot Reception and Prize Presentation

On Thursday, December 4, 2014 the Musée Héritage Museum hosted the Take Your Best Shot special reception and prize presentation for all of this year’s contest participants. 

Take Your Best Shot Exhibition
Photographers, and their families, stopped by to see the exhibition, make sun prints, decorate cookies, and visit with Ruby from iHuman. 

Decorating snowman cookies
Everyone who drops by to see the exhibition can vote for their favourite photos in our "People’s Choice Award" category (voting ends December 14) and the winners will be announced December 16. 
Prizes from McBain Camera were awarded to those who placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each of the age categories.

 Scroll down to see some great pictures some of our prize winners!

Tori presenting the prizes to our winners

Ellie, our 3rd place winner in the Grade 3-6 category

 Candace, 3rd place winner in the Grade 7-9 category.

Sean, 1st place winner in the Grade 10-12 category

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Take Your Best Shot - Now Open!

Come see the creative subjects local youth chose to photograph this year!  

The 4th annual youth digital photo exhibit, Take Your Best Shot, is now open! This year's theme is "Shape Search," so we asked youth to take a picture of something with an interesting shape. The words and images from youth in Grades 3-12 are featured in the exhibition.

Join us at the special reception and prize presentation this Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 6-8:30 PM at the Musée Héritage Museum. Prizes will be awarded starting at 7 PM - thanks to McBain Camera for the prize gift cards!

Installation of Take Your Best Shot, including designs by Maiya (Grade 2), as well as a fun interactive craft
And...don't forget about our NEW special display of shutterbugs Grade 2 and under in the Discovery Room! We will be accepting photos for this display throughout the exhibit. Send them in to
"Famous shapes from St. Albert's landscape," set up by the Archives

The shape of the Sturgeon River

The top 3 photos have be chosen in each of the three categories, Grades 3-6, Grades 7-9, and Grades 10-12, by our jury: Rene from McBain, Chris from the Gazette, and Tracy from the Art Gallery of St. Albert.

Winners were announced in a previous 
post from October 31, which is available here. We also have People's Choice to be awarded in each category. Come and vote for your favourite before December 16!  

Building Station and installation

Accompanying display of antique cameras

The Take Your Best Shot exhibition is open until January 18, 2015.