Celebrate Black History Month: 200 years of the Abolition of Slavery
February is Black history month and there are different activities taking place throughout Saskatchewan:
* Friday, February 8, 2008: From Luxuries to Dependency: Abolition, Conquest and the Foundations of Gold Coast Imperialism. A presentation by Ty M. Reese, Associate Professor of History, University of North Dakota. The presentation will be held in the Language Institute Theatre at 3:30 pm. The talk is presented by the University of Regina Humanities Research Institute, the Department of History, the Faculty of Arts and the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum Inc. For more information, contact the Humanities Research Institute.
* Saturday, February 9, 2008: the Saskatchewan African-Canadian Heritage Museum is holding a Bicentennial Celebration Banquet: Celebrating 200 years of the Abolition of Slavery. The major presenter will be Dr. Ty M. Reese, Associate Professor of History at the University of North Dakota. The banquet will be held at 6:00 pm Saturday, February 9, 2008 at St. Anne’s Church Hall located at 1701 Cowan Cr., Regina, SK. For more information, contact the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum.
* ongoing until Sunday, February 24, 2008: Passage to Freedom: Secrets of the Underground Railroad: An exhibit from the Welland Historical Museum. The exhibit is located at the Diefenbaker Canada Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. For more information about admission and hours, contact the Diefenbaker Canada Centre.
Book Signing at Saskatoon's Western Development Museum
For those interested in the book, Regina Public Library has several copies for you to borrow. Click here to place a hold.
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
For further information, contact them by phone (306) 522-7333 or toll free 866-567-7267
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.
The next event at the Sukanen museum is their
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:
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:
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.
For more information on this event, see the main Western Development Museum website or contact:
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
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.
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