Pandemic!: A Cautionary Tale

January 22–March 24, 2019 at Musée Héritage Museum (St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)

Museum Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm; Sunday: 1–5 pm

As we mark the 100th anniversary of the worldwide Spanish Influenza pandemic in 1918–19, we look back on the impact of this and other global illnesses that changed the course of history. 

St. Albert was faced with two earlier epidemics in the late 19th century. When smallpox came to the community in 1870, it killed 300 people, one-third of the population. Fifteen years later, diphtheria struck. At the Mission, the Oblates and Grey Nuns worked tirelessly, providing medicine and comfort during these tragedies.

Pandemic! also looks at more recent diseases—such as Polio, HIV, Swine Flu and Ebola. It examines what we have learned from past events and what science is doing to stay one step ahead of a future pandemic.

RISE – Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton

February 9–March 30, 2019 at Art Gallery of St. Albert (19 Perron Street, St. Albert)

Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9 from 2:30–5 pm

Gallery Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm; Thursday: 10–8 pm

2019 marks the 5th anniversary of the final Truth and Reconciliation National Event in Edmonton. These events preceded the publication of 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The Gallery is committed to presenting contemporary exhibitions and programs that respectfully acknowledge the contributions of Indigenous peoples to ongoing education and development in this area.

We begin our new exhibition year with a ground-breaking collaboration from Edmonton-based group RISE – Reconciliation in Solidarity Edmonton. These committed citizens are resolute in supporting reconciliation in words and actions though positive and powerful means. Reconciling Edmonton is a collaboration including; Métis Poet Anna Marie Sewell; Historian and Writer, Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail; Visual Artist, Jennie Vegt and Cultural Connector, Miranda Jimmy.

Gold Mountain Dream!: Bravely Venture into the Fraser Valley

April 2–June 2, 2019 at Musée Héritage Museum (St. Albert Place, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert)

Museum Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10 am–5 pm; Sunday: 1–5 pm

An exhibition created by the Royal BC Museum in collaboration with the Canadian Museum of History.

Through meticulously chosen archival photographs and immersive storytelling, Gold Mountain Dream! illustrates the personal triumphs and sacrifices of Chinese migrants in the 1950s as they landed on British Columbia’s shores in search of gold.

The Musée Héritage Museum will be adding local St. Albert content with tales of prospectors willing to risk it all for gold.

Dumplings and a Movie!: Saturday, April 13 from 2–4 pm

For more information on our exhibitions and programs, visit

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St. Albert History Gallery

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

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!

New sections coming in 2018:

  • March: Residential Schools: some commonly asked questions
  • July: New immigration stories
  • October: Edmonton Opera collection: 18th and early 19th century costumes

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

View a full list of our 2019 exhibitions in our catalogue.

2019 Catalogue

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Ripples of Loss

View the mini catalogue from this powerful exhibition.