PAHS News:

The News page contains upcoming Prince Albert Historical Society events and activities as well as news articles from other sources related to Prince Albert museums and the Society.  For historical and other articles written by our volunteers and staff, check out the Our Stories page.

Afternoon Tea at the Museum: Sunday, December 18th

Join the Prince Albert Historical Society for an Afternoon Tea on Sunday, December 18th:

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  • Two seatings: 2:00 pm and 3:15 pm
  • Phone 306.764.2992 by December 7th to reserve your seat. Space is limited.
  • $30 per person
  • Front doors open at 1:50 pm

The tea menu includes four savoury and four sweet items:

  • Butternut squash phyllo cups, Cheese and herb shortbread, Tasty mushroom tapas, Bacon cream cheese hor d-oevre
  • Mini saskatoon cheesecakes, Cranberry scones, Macaroons, Chocolate chip cookie bowls
  • Variety of teas

 

Upcoming Museum Openings

Xmas Parade 2022The Historical Museum will be open the following dates in November and December. Free admission on all these dates.

  • Saturday, November 26th: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Visit us before or after the Santa Claus Day Parade. Sip some hot chocolate, take a tour, or make a Christmas joke teller!  Hot chocolate sponsored by Grant Thorton Prince Albert.
  • December 21st, 22nd and 23rd (Wednesday to Friday): Includes youth programming!
  • December 28th, 29th and 30th (Wednesday to Friday): Includes youth programming!

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Coffee & Conversation: Thursday, November 24 @ 2:00 pm

Coffee & Conversation: George CarrCoffee & Conversation: George Carr

Join Fred Payton to learn about and discuss the life of Geoge Carr, both an Arctic explorer and a Prince Albert business man.

This event will be held at the Historical Museum starting at 2:00 pm.

  • Free admission
  • Phone 306.764.2992 or email museumeducator@historypa.com to register

Coffee & Conversation afternoons will be held throughout the winter months.

 

Remembrance Day Opening: Friday, November 11


Historical Museum and Poppy

Visit our military exhibits and a display on Indigenous veterans at the Historical Museum from 1:00 to 4:00 pm on November 11th.

  • Free Admission
  • Family friendly activity
  • Museum open from 1:00 to 4:00 Friday afternoon.
Saturday, September 24th @ 10:00 am: Downtown Food & Walking Tour


Food Tour

Enjoy a stroll on Saturday, September 24th, while sampling food from local restaurants and learning about the history of downtown Prince Albert!  Thank you to our sponsers: Culture Days, Sask Lotteries and SaskCulture for covering the costs of this event.

  • Tour starts at 10:00 am from the Historical Museum and is approximately 2 hours in length.
  • Pre-register for the tour @ 306-764-2992.
  • Limited space - pre-register by Friday, September 23rd @ noon.
  • Cost: Free. Includes admission to the Historical Museum.

Food and History - A great combination!

Downtown Walking Tours: Thursdays and Saturdays


Downtown Walking Tour Poster
Downtown Walking Tours leave from the Prince Albert Historical Museum, every Thursday and Sunday at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm from June to August. The cost of a walking tour is $2.00 a person. The tours are about one hour in length and are held weather permitting. Tours can also be provided upon request. Phone 306.764.2992 to request a tour.

Saturday, July 23rd @ 10:30 am: Downtown Food & Walking Tour


Food Tour

Enjoy a stroll on Saturday, July 23rd while sampling food from local restaurants and learning the history of downtown Prince Albert!

  • $15 per person. Includes admission to the Historical Museum
  • Tickets available @ 306-764-2992
  • Tour starts at 10:30 am from the Historical Museum and is approximately 1.5 hours in length
  • Cash only - limited space - pre-register by Friday, July 22nd @ noon.

Food and History - A great combination!

August 2nd to August 5th: "Blast from the Past" Summer Camp


Blast from the Past Summer Camp

The Prince Albert Historical Society will be holding their first ever summer camps!
Join us for a "Blast from the Past":

  • Half-day camp held from 1:00 pm to 4:30pm
  • Cost for the week is $50
  • Geared for kids 7 to 12
  • Register here. There are two camp sessions: July 18-22 and August 2-5.
For those campers attending the Mann Art Gallery Camp, our staff will walk over to the Gallery, pick up campers at 12:00 pm, then walk to the museum where campers can eat their bagged lunch in the Tea Room.
For more information, phone 306-764-2992 or email curator@historypa.com.

Homestead Aerial Photography: July 13th & 14th (Wednesday & Thursday)

Homestead Logo
Would you like to find an aerial photo of your family farm dating back to the 1950's and newer?  Aerial photos of churches, schools, businesses or towns? Plan to visit Homestead Aerial Photo at the Historical Museum:

  • Wednesday, July 13th: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Thursday,  July 14th: 10 am to 5 pm
To locate your family farm, bring the land location or show us on the map where the farm is. Our archive library covers all of Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba. We will have photos from Prince Albert on display, but if you would like to see a photo from other areas contact us early and we will ensure to have these photos for viewing also. Contact us at 403-253-9282 or email us at homesteadaerial@gmail.com.

Wednesday, July 20th @ 7 pm: St. Mary Talk & Tour


St Mary Church
Join Fred Payton at the St. Mary Church on July 20th @ 7 pm to learn about some of Prince Albert’s early residents. Over the last few years Fred has updated and added to the information about the people buried in the cemetery.  The St. Mary Church is located west of the Saskatchewan Penitentiary.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. The tour is weather dependent. Check our Facebook page to ensure the weather has not changed our plans.

Saturday, June 25th @ 2pm: St. Mary Talk & Tour


St Mary Church
Join Fred Payton at the St. Mary Church to learn about some of Prince Albert’s early residents. Over the last few years Fred has updated and added to the information about the people buried in the cemetery.  The St. Mary Church is located west of the Penitentiary.
This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. The tour is weather dependent. Check our Facebook page to ensure the weather has not changed our plans.

Saturday, June 18th: Free Entry to Historical Museum


The PAHS is participating in the 2022 Street Fair.  There will be free entry to the Historical Museum the day of the Street Fair from 9 am to 5 pm.  Check out our new and updated displays on both the first and second floors of the museum.

If you missed Kate Kading's visit on June 6th, you can stop by the Museum from 12 to 4 pm.  Kate is the author of "On Scene", a book based on one of the longest manhunts in Canadian history. The book tells the story of Sergeant Walter Regitnig and his canine partner, Bruce and details their journey to find the man who shot and killed two RCMP officers in 1970, Constable Schrader and Constable Anson.  Copies of the book are available for purchase at the museum.

Monday, June 6th (6 to 8 pm): Kate Kading - On Scene


Kate Kading Event
"On Scene" is a book based on one of the longest manhunts in Canadian history, The book tells the story of Sergeant Walter Regitnig and his canine partner, Bruce and details their journey to find the man who shot and killed two RCMP officers in 1970, Constable Schrader and Constable Anson.
Kate Kading, author of "On Scene" will be at the Historical Museum Monday, June 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. This event will be very informal, with readings by the author, book signing and socializing.
Copies of "On Scene" are available at our Gift Shop. If you already have a copy that you want signed, feel free to bring it.

Saturday, June 11th (9:30-11:30 am): World Traveler Walk-A-Thon


World Traveler Passport
Plan to participate in the "World Traveler Walk-A-Thon Event" on Saturday, June 11th, 2022, from 9:30am to 11:30am. The Historical Society is the first stop on the walkathon. Come and say "Hi" to our volunteers running the booth.
The Walk-A-Thon features a 5 KM fun, safe, family friendly walk along the East side of the Rotary Trail starting at the Elks Hall Lodge (8th Av E) on the Riverbank. After registering you will receive a Passport Pledge Form. Your pledges and/ or donations help support the Fireworks display during the Multicultural Canada Day. Come travel the world safely, right in your own backyard!

May 11th: Crocus High Tea

High Tea thumbnail     Our first event of the 2022 season is the Crocus High Tea on May 11th from 2 pm to 4 pm and held at the Historical Museum (10 River Street E).  Enjoy our high tea for $10 per person:
  • Egg salad, salmon or tuna sandwiches.  Tapas or roll-ups.  All served on a variety of breads.
  • Matrimonial cake, brownie bites, shortbread and macaroons.
  • Variety of teas & herbal blends.
  • Gluten free options available.
November 27: Kick Off to the Holidays! (2021)


The Historical museum will be open, free of charge,  Saturday, November 27, between 12 and 4 pm. Drop in to check out our holiday display.  Perhaps you'll also want to check out our firehall, bell, Smoke Jumpers, Indigenous or other exhibits when you visit!

December 11: Family Program Opening (2021)


The Historical museum will be open, free of charge, Saturday, December 11, between 1 and 4 pm. Visit us and join in our family program activity.  Follow our Facebook page for further details.

November 11: Remembrance Day Opening (2021)


The Historical Museum, located at 10 River Street East, is pleased to open our doors for Remembrance Day. The museum will be open, free of charge, between 1 and 4 pm.

November 13: Family Program Opening (2021)


The Historical museum will be open, free of charge, between 1 and 4 pm.  Visit us and join in our family program activity.  Follow our Facebook page for further details.

Live History Performances & Workshops: August 26th and 27th, 2021

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Live History workshop

Performances: Join us this summer and take an adventure through time!  Thursday, August 26th and Friday, August 27th will see historical figures from Prince Albert come to life to engage you in a unique interactive experience. 
  • Thursday: "The Interview"; Performances @ John & Olive Diefenbaker Museum; Audience size 15 people
  • Friday: "Behind Glass"; Performances @ Historical Museum; Audience size 30 people
  • There are three performances each day at 2 pm, 5 pm, and 7 pm. Each performance is approximately one hour in length.
  • Phone 306-764-2992 to purchase your tickets, starting August 3rd.
  • Tickets are $25 per person with proceeds towards the reconstruction of the Nisbet Church and the Blockhouse.  Attendees must be 12 years of age or older.

Mystery Building Theatre Workshops:

  • Attend a workshop with the Live History performers and create your own live history!
  • Workshops start at 10 am Thursday and Friday
  • Location: Historical Museum
  • Cost is $5.00; Includes admission to the museum
  • Phone 306-764-2992 to purchase
  • Limited number of tickets available
  • Attendees must be 8 years of age or older

"The Interview"

It’s the opportunity of a lifetime!  You have an interview to be employed at the home of John and Olive Diefenbaker.  However, you have to pass a difficult interview to obtain the job. The interview takes place on the main floor of the house. A long-time worker at the house will greet you and tell a few stories about the house and community. They have been assigned to oversee the tests you must pass, ranging from mental puzzles to physical chores.

Can you and your audience member team complete the tests in time to successfully obtain your coveted position or will the clock defeat you?

"Behind Glass"

The Historical Museum needs your help!  Artefacts in the museum have been moved around or incorrectly placed.  Staff and volunteers at the museum have no idea who is causing these disturbances.

Historical figures in the Museum will show you around the museum floors and share stories about their lives and the exhibits in the Museum.  Can you figure out which one of them is the culprit?

 

Curiosities and Vintage Items Sale: June 19th

Join us for our Sidewalk Sale on June 19th outside the Historical Museum.

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  • Saturday, June 19th - One day only!
  • Hours: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Location: Outside the Historical Museum at 10 River Street E
  • Check out our collection of vintage, quaint, interesting and old items
  • All items are priced
Spring Break Week Activities: April 6th to 9th

Activities at the Historical Museum are available from 1 to 4 pm each day during the spring break.  Covid-19 protocols are in place.  Masks are mandatory to visit the museum; please bring yours.  Click the image to see the full poster.

Link to Spring Break 2021 Poster    
  • Tuesday, April 6th: Museum Scavenger Hunt
  • Wednesday, April 7th: Exploring Beadwork Patterns from the Museum with Leah Dorion
  • Thursday, April 8th: "What is It?" Artifact Guessing Game
  • Friday, April 9th: Riverbank Walking Tour (weather permitting)

Admission is free for these activities.  Contact the Museum Educator at 306-764-2992 or email museumeducator@historypa.com to book your spot.

Family Day and Winter Break Week Activities: February 15th to 19th

Free admission to the Historical Museum from 1 to 4 pm each day.  Covid-19 protocols are in place.  Masks are mandatory to visit the museum; please bring yours.  Click the image to see the full poster.

Link to Winter Break 2020 Poster    
  • Monday, February 15th: Family Trees
  • Tuesday, February 16th: Behind-the-scenes tour
  • Wednesday, February 17th: Hand weave a coaster
  • Thursday, February 18th: "Ask a curator" day
  • Friday, February 19th: Notebook making

Book your visit by calling 306-764-2992 or email museumeducator@historypa.com

Archive Week: February 8th to 12th

Celebrate Archives Week virtually!  Click the image to see the full poster.

Link to Archives Week Poster   
  • Check out our Facebook page every day for posts featuring our archives.

  • Join our live Question and Answer session on Facebook starting Thursday, February 11th @ 2:00 pm
Remembrance Day Opening


The planned opening of the Historical Museum on Wednesday for Remembrance Day has been cancelled.  This decision was made due to the recent snowfall and change in Covid restrictions.

The Historical Museum, located at 10 River Street East, is pleased to open our doors for Remembrance Day. The museum will be open, free of charge, between 1 and 4 pm. Due to limited capacity, we are encouraging people to book a timed entry slot to avoid having to wait. Time slots are every 30 minutes, starting at 1:00 pm. Walk-ins will also be accepted pending space. 

For more information or to book your entry slot please call 306-764-2992 or email museumeducator@historypa.com. You can also book a time slot by filling in this online form. Note: To fill in the online form, you will need to sign in with a gmail account.

COVID-19 prototcols will be in place.  Masks are mandatory to visit the museum; please bring yours.

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