Keeping the Peace: Early Policing in North Central Alberta

January 28–Mid November, 2020 at Musée Héritage Museum (St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)

Here’s an opportunity for you and your family to get a fascinating glimpse of law enforcement in North-Central Alberta; from First Nations and Métis concepts of justice, to modern civic and national law enforcement.

Keeping the Peace is produced in partnership with the Fort Heritage Precinct. It describes the evolution of policing in areas around St. Albert, Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan including the creation of the North West Mounted Police, Alberta Provincial Police, and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Covering hundreds of years of history, the exhibition will introduce you to the first policeman in St. Albert, describe the “Laws of the Buffalo Hunt” that the Métis used to manage large groups of people from different communities, and look at how the arrival of policing bodies from settler communities affected the people of the region.

St. Albert History Gallery

Opened April 1, 2017 at the Musée Héritage Museum (St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)

The St. Albert History Gallery is a space for diverse stories that touch on our long and complex past and our current place in the world. Each year, we change aspects of the gallery to bring in new narratives and new objects from our collections, and to highlight stories from the community.

It is a space where we can answer questions about important issues like residential schools and immigration, as well as the history of the Mission and City of St. Albert. In our rapidly changing world, it is important to remember that our past can teach us lessons which help us to enjoy and appreciate our community, understand current events and face future challenges. 

Come and see the Opera Collection in the Musée Héritage Museum’s History Gallery.

Many years ago, the museum received a trunk full of clothing from the Edmonton Opera Society. We were told that at one time that group collected items dating from the turn of the 20th century to use as costumes. They were later found stored in a steamer trunk in the society’s warehouse. It is unclear when and IF any of the pieces made it to the stage.

As a group of period clothing, they are wonderful objects and they have given us the opportunity to tell the story of the beginnings of musical performance and opera in the Capital Region.

The pieces are on display in the museum until September 30, 2020.


July 22–October 24, 2020 at Art Gallery of St. Albert (19 Perron Street, St. Albert)

The topography of the Prairies exposes a tension between human inhabitation and nature. This conflict is particularly evident when viewed from the sky. A 2014 helicopter flight brought this to light for respected Edmonton artist Lynn Malin, who compares the experience to “flying like a bird”. Grasslands, waterways and patterns of human development and activity, observed from the air, inspired the artist, and aerial views have been guiding her work and appearing in her paintings ever since that experience.

Landwatch is a stunning and vibrant survey of St. Albert and the surrounding communities. It reflects upon the continuing urbanization of the area and captures the elemental and human forces that etch their presence upon the land. For many years, Malin has been frequenting the area to paint its diverse countryside. Her large-scale mixed-media works on Lexan – a polycarbonate resin thermoplastic used in headlamps and bullet-proof glass – are abstractions, and incorporate pattern, rubbings, paint, spray paint and oil pastel. They record the constant flux and reinvention of life, imprinted upon the fabric of the landscape.


High Energy 25

Participating schools: Bellerose Composite High School, École Secondaire Saint Marguerite d’Youville, École Secondaire Paul Kane High School, St. Albert Catholic High School and Outreach High School.


Visit the museum website to browse the online exhibitions.




Our Songs, Our Roots: Music in St. Albert Postponed until 2021
Body Language: Reawakening Cultural Tattooing of the Northwest Winter 2020–Spring 2021





Opening Reception

Exhibition Tour

Artist Talk(s)

ILL Winds Keith Harder Will be postponed until 2021
Fire in Her Hands: A Retrospective Elke Blodgett (1936–2018) Will be postponed until 2021
29th Annual Juried Art Exhibition and Symposium 2020 International Society of Experimental Artists Will be Postponed until 2022
Guilded: 20/20 Vision St. Albert Place Visual Arts Council Guild Members November 5–28 November 7, 2:30–5 pm November 19 at 12:05 pm
Spectator Sports Kyle Beal December 3–January 30 December 5, 2:30–5 pm December 17 and January 21 at 12:05 pm TBD

2020 Catalogue

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Ripples of Loss

View the mini catalogue from this powerful exhibition.