Contact Us

Street Address:
5409 - 50 Ave, St. Paul Alberta

Mailing Address:
Box 639, St. Paul
Alberta T0A 3A0 

Call Us:
Museum/Musée:
July and August/Juillet et août
(780) 645-5562 

Off Season/hors saison:
Phone: 780-645-4401

Email Us

Hours of Operation

Open daily from the end of June to the Labour Day weekend, and on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the off season, 10am to 4 pm.

Ouvert chaque jour de 10h00 à 16h00, dès la fin juin jusqu’à la fin de semaine de la Fête du Travail. Ouvert le mercredi et le jeudi hors saison.

Admission/Entrée:
Adults/Adultes - $5 
Students/Etudiants - $2 
Groups/Groupes - $12 (up to 6 people) Admission changes effective January 1st, 2019. Changements d'admission commence le 1er janvier 2019

*Donations are gratefully accepted
*Dons grandement appréciés

NEW FOR 2019!!!

Military Uniforms

Come and see some Military Uniforms from Post WW2 used by the British Navy and the Canadian Military. 

Pharmacy Display

Featuring a Cupboard used to house medicine and supplies at the St. Paul General Hospital from 1953-1954. This display also has medication bottles and supplies from various drugstores and veterinarians from St. Paul’s past.

Ukrainian Dance Costumes

Costumes On loan from the Ukrainian Cultural Society of St. Paul and District.

Destrube Family Showcase

Donated from the Destrube family estate are photos, jewelry, and artifacts. 

 Ammunition Display

Vintage ammunition making supplies and tools.

Nouveau en 2019!!!

Uniforme Militaire 

Venez voir des uniforme MIlitaire, qui origine d’apres la Deuxieme Guerre Mondiale, utilise par la marine Britannique et  l’armée Canadienne.

Affichage de pharmacie

 Comportant une armoire utilisée pour stocker des médicaments et des fournitures à l’hôpital Saint-Paul General de 1953 à 1954. Ce présentoir contient également des bouteilles de médicaments et des fournitures de diverses pharmacies et vétérinaires du passé de St. Paul.

Costumes de Danse Ukrainienne

Costumes En prêt de la Société culturelle ukrainienne de Saint-Paul et de sa région.

Vitrine familiale Destrube

Dons de la succession de la famille Destrube sont des photos, des bijoux et des artefacts.

Affichage de munitions

Fournitures et outils de fabrication de munitions d’époque.

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
  • Legacy in Wood books for sale. – $10 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
  • Daniel Gervais
  • Cassidy Zahar

Interactive Activities:

  • 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 $100 prize draw to be done in September! New hiding spot every season!
  • Concours “ Trouvez le dé à coudre”: Un dé à coudre sera placé de façon évidente quelque part dans le musée… Si vous le trouvez, votre nom sera retenu pour le tirage d’un prix de 100$, qui aura lieu en septembre!

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

Contact Us

Street Address:
5409 - 50 Ave, St. Paul Alberta

Mailing Address:
Box 639, St. Paul
Alberta T0A 3A0 

Call Us:
Museum/Musée:
July and August/Juillet et août
(780) 645-5562 

Off Season/hors saison:
Phone: 780-645-4401

Email Us

Hours of Operation

Open daily from the end of June to the Labour Day weekend, 10am to 4 pm. Ouvert chaque jour de 10h00 à 16h00, dès la fin juin jusqu’à la fin de semaine de la Fête du Travail.

Admission/Entrée:
Adults/Adultes - $3 
Students/Etudiants - $1 
Groups/Groupes - $10 (up to 6 people)

*Donations are gratefully accepted
*Dons grandement appréciés