NEW FOR 2017!!!
St. Paul, Centennial Star
In 1967, Canada celebrated its 100th birthday. Of all the communities in Canada, St. Paul was the only one to celebrate by doing 100 projects. Funds were raised for important causes, and everyone worked together to make the year something incredible. Visit our display honoring the Centennial Fever that gripped the town, and gave our community the title of Centennial Star!
Mother Teresa’s Visit
Mother Teresa visited the town of St. Paul in 1982, to collect a cheque for money raised to support her [projects in India. Our small community managed to raise nearly $1 million! The community spirit and generosity of the people is chronicled in a collection of newspaper articles and photographs from the collections of those involved.
NOW AVAILABLE! SEARCHABLE PDF FILES OF ST. PAUL NEWSPAPERS, 1920 TO 1983!
View these files for 6 months with a $10 membership fee. Please see information under MEMBERSHIP tab above for procedure to obtain access. (Please note: These PDFs were obtained from microfiche. The older newspapers were in poorer quality when photographed, making the ‘search’ function less precise. Larger headings are more easily searchable for papers from the 1920s and 1930s).
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- St. Paul History books for sale. – $20 each
- St. Paul Centennial books published by the St. Paul Journal for sale. – $15 each.
Local Author Books for sale:
- Margo Lagasse
- Emilia Keller
- Diane Robinson
- Lisa Grekul
- Eileen Shuh
- Shashi Misra Kalia
- R.F. Kahn
- Jean Crozier
- Nicholas Verbisky
- Ella Drobot
- J.C. Flynn
Local Musicians CDs:
- Calvin Vollrath
- Guided tours available at no extra cost (Tours are 40 to 90 minutes (for tours in French, please call ahead))
- Des Visites guidées sont disponibles gratuitement (pour des visites en français, veuillez téléphoner à l’avance)
- Geocache tour: New challenge every season! Use the clues provided to find the hidden cache box!
- Geocache tour: De nouveaux défis à chaque année! Utilisez les indices fournis pour trouver la boîte cachée!
- Picture Scavenger Hunt: Find picture clues throughout the museums and claim a prize!
- Chasse au trésor photographique: Trouvez les indices photographiques dispersés à travers le musée et gagnez un prix!
- Hide the Thimble Contest: We will hide a thimble in plain view, somewhere in the museum… If you can find it, you can enter your name for a $100 prize draw to be done in September! New hiding spot every season!
- Concours “ Trouvez le dé à coudre”: Nouveau en 2015 : Un dé à coudre sera placé de façon évidente quelque part dans le musée… Si vous le trouvez, votre nom sera retenu pour le tirage d’un prix de 100$, qui aura lieu en septembre 2015!
What is a geocache tour? … you are invited to walk through the museum exhibits looking at the different displays, collecting clues that will provide you with the location for the hidden geocache (container) – once you find the container, sign the log book and you can trade for something in the container with something you bring of equal or greater value. Items to bring for trading, ie. Small used toys, pins, loose change, etc. Items to trade worth approx. $1.00
Two Museums in One!
Musée Historique de St. Paul Historical Museum
Showcasing the rich history of St. Paul, Alberta:
- First Nations use of this area
- Winnipeg Trail
- Fur Trade
- Father Lacombe and the original Metis colony between 1896 and 1909
- Homesteading and development of the town
- Yearly special displays
Peoples’ Museum Society of/de St. Paul & District
Interactive displays featuring the agricultural traditions of rural northeastern Alberta, including:
- Farm machinery
- Model of a 1939 sawmill
- Displays related to blacksmithing, milk processing, veterinary medicine, beekeeping, and shipping grain crops.
- Restored 1914 log home built by the Destrube family of Rife, Alberta