rebellion-and-confedration-invite1867 Rebellion and Confederation

A Travelling Exhibition Developed by the Canadian Museum of History

January 24 – March 26 at Musée Héritage Museum

“On July 1, 1867, Confederation was proclaimed, marking the birth of today’s Canada and the culmination of a journey that had taken nearly 30 years.” This exhibition explores the route to nationhood taken by a society in transition, and by the people who fought, negotiated and made compromises to forge a more peaceable union.

By tracing the pivotal moments leading to the draft of the British North America Act, this exhibition helps visitors to better understand how this legacy continues to affect our identity, our values and our institutions.” – Canadian Museum of History

Along with the travelling exhibition, the Musée Héritage Museum will be uncovering some intriguing facts and information about what the world was like in 1867—locally and internationally.


ce-front_Creative Endeavours

Gene & J Marg Brenda

February 2 – April 8, 2017 at Art Gallery of St. Albert

Creative Endeavours celebrates the joys of artistic creation and features the works of prolific makers Gene and J Marg Brenda. The exhibit includes a wide array of media; watercolour and acrylic painting, ceramics and photography. Both artists demonstrate in the flesh that creative expression is good for the soul!

The exhibit will also feature the works of photographer Amber Bracken, who has captured candid portraits of the Brenda’s in their art filled home.


Arthur Currie MailchimpThe Life and Legacy of General Sir Arthur Currie

An Exhibition from the Museum Strathroy-Caradoc

April 1 – June 11

As we continue to remember the events of World War I, the Musée Héritage Museum is pleased to host The Life and Legacy of Sir Arthur Currie: An Exhibition from the Museum Strathroy-Caradoc.

Discover the story of Sir Arthur Currie—from his upbringing in Ontario to his rise through the ranks to become the first Canadian Commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force.

We will also feature some of the contributions of local entrepreneur and military strategist, Brigadier-General Raymond Brutinel, who served under Currie’s command.

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 1, 2017 from 3 – 5 pm 

At 3:30, Dr. Rod McLeod, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alberta will be speaking about Sir Arthur Currie,  followed by curator Joanne White with a brief account of Brigadier General Raymond Brutinel.

The curator will be available to answer questions in the New St. Albert History Gallery before and after the talk.


TYBS-2017-Call-MailchimpTake Your Best Shot: Youth Photo Contest

Submission Deadline: April 29

Contest Theme: My Canada

The Musée Héritage Museum is having its annual youth photo contest! In celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, this year’s theme is My Canada. Show us what Canada means to you!

A jury will choose nine winning photos from each age group. All entries will be displayed at the Musée Héritage Museum from June 20 – September 10.

Entries will be divided into three groups: Grades 3 – 6, Grades 7 – 9, Grades 10 – 12. Prizes will be awarded to the top three photos (as decided by a jury) in each age group. Winners will be notified by May 20.

Entries will be judged on: choice of subject, creativity, quality of photo, and written description.

For up-and-coming photographers Grade 2 or under, we will be having a special display in our Discovery Room. Submit photos for this special display to royt@artsandheritage.ca.

How to Enter

Only one entry per person is permitted.

  • Take a digital photo of anything that represents Canada to you
  • Write one paragraph to tell us what the picture is of and why you chose to photograph it. (Maximum 75 words – space is provided on the entry form)
  • Fill out an entry form with permissions, along with your written paragraph
  • Email a jpeg copy of your photograph to caitlinc@artsandheritage.ca. Be sure to include a copy of your jpeg file, and the completed entry form with necessary permissions. Alternatively, photographs and submission forms can be dropped off at the museum during operating hours.
  • Make sure that your file is no less than 4MB so that we can print a good copy!

Files up to 10MB can be sent by email. Larger files may be burned onto a cd or dvd and dropped off in person at the Musée Heritage Museum or sent through Dropbox or WeTransfer.

Printed entry forms will also be accepted.

Cropping is acceptable, as are minor colour and exposure corrections. Any other changes to the original photograph not listed here will make the photograph ineligible.

Immediate family members of Arts and Heritage Foundation Staff are not eligible to enter the contest. At the completion of the contest and exhibit, the Musée Héritage Museum will dispose of electronic jpeg copies, cds, dvds and entry forms. Printed exhibit photos can be picked up for you to keep.

If you have any questions please call the Musée Héritage Museum at: 780-459-1528


History Gallery MailchimpSt. Albert History Gallery

Opens April 1

In honour of Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, The Musée Héritage Museum is pleased to present its brand new St. Albert History Gallery. Through new exhibits, explore a variety of stories from the earliest people to modern-day events. The new flexible layout means you can look forward to regular story rotations that cover a wider range of subjects!

In 2017, one theme will explore the 1967 celebration of Canada’s centennial. What was happening in St. Albert  in 1967, and what projects were undertaken to mark the event?

Another section will examine our communication history—how did information travel in the past? And in our section on immigration, we’ll tell stories, old and new, about how people have become a part of St. Albert.

We hope you enjoy the new St. Albert History Gallery at the Museum!


View a full list of our 2017 exhibitions in our catalogue.

Creative Endeavours ProjectTexture rubbing with oil pastels

Visit the Art Gallery of St. Albert, pull up a stool and create a masterpiece in conjunction with Creative Endeavours by Marg and Gene Brenda (and friends).

Time: Gallery Hours

Fee: FREE (donations welcome)

Ages: All