Category: Museums

11/20/07


Categories: Museums

Book Signing at Saskatoon's Western Development Museum


Historian Bill Waiser will be signing copies of his latest book, Everett Baker's Saskatchewan, at the Saskatoon Branch of the Western Development Museum from 10 am to noon on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007.

For those interested in the book, Regina Public Library has several copies for you to borrow. Click here to place a hold.


10/28/07


Categories: Museums

Free Admission Day at the RCMP Heritage Centre

The RCMP Heritage Centre invites you to join them for their first "Free Admission Day" on Friday, November 2, 2007 from 10 am to 4:30 pm.

The Centre is located at 5907 Dewdney Avenue and offers:

* interactive exhibits
* RCMP artifacts
* programs & tours
* gift shop
* theatre

For further information, contact them by phone (306) 522-7333 or toll free 866-567-7267


09/01/07


Regina Plains Museum's Fall Fundraising Dinner


08/29/07


Categories: Museums

Where are the Diefenbaker homestead houses?

The two buildings that make up the "Diefenbaker homestead" were moved to the Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village Museum in late 2004. This was the boyhood home of former Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker. For more information about the buildings and the life of John G. Diefenbaker, click here.

Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village Museum is located 8 miles south of Moose Jaw on Highway #2. Click on the link for more information.

Elevator Moving
The Sukanen Ship Pioneer Village Museum was in the news today because they are moving an elevator along the highway. It left Mawer, Saskatchewan on August 27. This will be a new addition to the museum. It's a McCabe's grain Elevator built in 1913, Approx. 68 feet tall.

The "Sontianen"

One of the highlights of the Sukanen museum is Tom Sukanen's ship the "Sontianen".

from page 297 of Saskatchewan: A New History by Bill Waiser:
Tom Sukanen, a Finnish immigrant who had homesteaded near Macrorie, spent the decade building an ocean-going ship that he intended to sail all the way home.

Threshing Bee

The next event at the Sukanen museum is their
annual Threshing Bee September 8, 9.
Camp sites available.
For further information,
see the website,
email Museum.mail@sukanenmuseum.ca
phone 306-693-7315


07/13/07


38th Annual Those Were The Days Event

The 38th Annual Those Were the Days event is taking place on July 28 and 29, 2007 at the Heritage Farm & Village, North Battleford.

Scheduled events include:
- vintage auto rides
- gas tractor demos
- grain elevator operation
- wagon rides
- old school interpretations
- pioneer competitions
- blacksmithing
- sawmill & shingle mill demonstration
- many children's activities, including a scavenger hunt and an old fashioned picnic

Weekend passes are $14.00 for adults, $13.00 for seniors/students and $30.00 for families.

For more information, contact the Western Development Museum:

Phone: 306-445-8033
Email: cstewart@wdm.ca
Website: www.wdm.ca


06/28/07


Categories: Museums

Pion-Era '07 at the Saskatoon Western Development Museum

From the latest issue of "Sparks Off The Anvil" (the newsletter of the Saskatchewan Western Development Museum June 2007 Volume 31 Edition 3)

On July 7 and 8, come to the Saskatoon Western Development Museum's summer event Pion-Era '07.

Take in the great demonstrations, entertainment, interpreters and delicious food. The event will feature performances of Dr. Carter's Medicine Show by the "Miller Performing Arts Troupe" from Paradise Hill. There will also be demonstrations: how to pack and shoe a horse, generating power with a dog wheel, sheepherding, blacksmithing, how to mill logs.

Witness life as it was long ago as you watch the Museum's Story of Threshing in the Pioneer Circle, go for a horse and wagon ride. Watch as steam, gas and horse-drawn vehicles display their power in the Parade of Power.

July 7 & 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Admission (unless otherwise noted, Museum entrance and all Pion-Era activities are included)
Adults - $9 daily or $13 weekend
Seniors $8 daily or $12 weekend
Students (13 yrs and over) $7 daily or $10 weekend
Children (12 yrs and under, with an adult) Free
Family $18 daily or $27 weekend

For more information on this event, see the main Western Development Museum website or contact:
"1910 Boomtown" Saskatoon Western Development Museum
(306) 931-1910
email: saskatoon@wdm.ca
Location: 2610 Lorne Avenue South, Saskatoon (click for map)

For special summer programming at all the Saskatchewan Western Development Museum locations (Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Saskatoon and Yorkton) see the website www.wdm.ca


06/13/07


Categories: Museums

RCMP Heritage Centre at Regina

The new Royal Canadian Mounted Police Heritage Centre is now open. The building was designed by Canadian architect Arthur Erickson.

The new museum is located at 5907 Dewdney Avenue. It is easily accessible by Regina Transit (Route 8 designated RCMP).

Visitors to the Centre will learn about the history of the RCMP as well as modern workings of the Force.

Contact the RCMP Heritage Centre for additional information.

phone 1-866-567-7267
email info@rcmpheritagecentre.com


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