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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.

Archives Tour: Saturday, February 4th @ 2 pm

Archives Tour 2023

Take a tour of the Bill Smiley Archives at the Historical Museum as part of Archives Week. Join Ken and Fred to learn what items are stored in the PAHS collection and how our archives are documented. Our collection includes photos, maps, Henderson directories and much more!

  • Location: Historical Museum, 10 River St E
  • Date & Time: February 4th @ 2:00 pm

 

I Love History: Saturday, February 11th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

I Love History

Bring your sweetheart or other special people to the Historical Museum to celebrate Valentine's Day. Your admission to the museum includes additional activies: Making a love-themed craft, taking a selfie and making memories!

  • Date & Time: February 11th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • The Historical Museum is located at 10 River St E

 

Family Day: Monday, February 20th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Family Day 2023

Celebrate Family Day at the Historical Museum!

  • Location: Historical Museum
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • Free Admission

 

Coffee & Conversation: Thursday, February 23rd, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Coffee & Conversation: Winter Festival

The Winter Festival in Prince Albert: Join us at 2:00 pm to learn about the history of the Winter Festival. Bring your memories or questions!

  • Free admission
  • Location: Historical Museum, 10 River St E
  • Pre-booking is encouraged, however drop ins are welcome.
  • Phone 306.764.2992 or email museumeducator@historypa.com to register

 

Saturday Openings: Historical Museum, starting January 7th

Saturday OpeningsNew!  Visit the Historical Museum on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.

  • Both the Museum and the Gift Shop will be open.
  • Take a tour through our collection on the three floors of the museum.
  • Browse our selection of books and gifts from local authors and artists.
  • Admission rates apply.
  • The Museum address is 10 River Street East.
  • Please use the side door on the east side of the building.
  • Call 306.764.2992 for more information.

 

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Celebrate Your Heritage: Saturday, January 28th, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Celebrate Your Heritage

We will be at the Lottery Kiosk in the Gateway Mall to showcase artefacts and information related to celebrating heritage. Stop by to visit our display!

  • Location: Gateway Mall Kiosk
  • Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
  • The Historical Museum will also be open from 10 am - 4 pm

 

Coffee & Conversation: Thursday, January 19th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Coffee & Conversation: Hudson Bay Company

The Hudson Bay Company (HBC) in the Prince Albert Area

The HBC was part of this area from shortly after they established the first inland post at Cumberland House in 1774. HBC traders travelled along the North Saskatchewan regularly but they did not build a post at Prince Albert until almost a hundred years later and it wasn't to trade furs. Their first local operation was a farm to take advantage of the rich, river flat soil to grow food to supply their trading posts in other areas. Later, there was a flour mill, fur trading and other enterprises here until well into the 20th century.

Join us for coffee and conversation including a presentation on the HBC in the Prince Albert area. Bring your inquiring mind and any questions or contributions  you might have about our topic.

  • Location: Historical Museum, 10 River St E
  • Free admission
  • Pre-booking is encouraged but drop-ins are welcome
  • Phone 306.764.2992 or email museumeducator@historypa.com to register
Christmas Crafts: Wednesday, December 21st to Friday, December 23rd

Christmas Crafts 2022Join us December 21-23 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Historical Museum and make a fun Christmas craft.

  • Free admission, free craft and museum tour
  • All children require adult assistance to complete the craft
  • Pre-registration is appreciated but you can drop in for the afternoon
  • December 21: Hand stitched snowman face with Lorraine Campbell
  • December 22: Vintage decoupage tree slice ornament
  • December 23: Popsicle stick sled or snowflake ornament

 

Games On! Wednesday, December 28th to Friday, December 30th

Vintage Games 2022Join us December 28-30 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Historical Museum.

  • Play vintage table games
  • Complete a jigsaw puzzle
  • Tour the museum
  • Free admission and snack
  • RSVP is appreciated but feel free to drop in

 

Coffee & Conversation: Thursday, December 29th, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Coffee & Conversation: George Carr

Christmas in Downtown Prince Albert: Join Fred Payton at 2:00 pm to discover more about Prince Albert. A warm cup of coffee with a cookie on the side makes for a relaxing afternoon.  Learn something new or share memories about how Christmas was celebrated in downtown Prince Albert in the past.

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

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

 

Afternoon Tea at the Museum: Sunday, December 18th (Sold Out)

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

Afternoon Tea Poster

  • 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): Museum is open 1-4 pm.
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.

 

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