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Celebrating 65 Years in 2014

65th Anniversary
To help celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Western Development Museum, we encourage people to visit their local WDM this year.

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Where are we? 

Our four museum locations can be visited in Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Saskatoon, and Yorkton. Our Curatorial Centre is located in Saskatoon, SK.


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Award-Winning First World War Films at the Moose Jaw WDM - September 5-7, 2014

Join us for two award-winning films about the Canadian experience during the First World War. In partnership with the Yorkton Film Festival, the WDM is pleased to present 17 Days of Hades: The Battle of Ypres and Front Line. Both films use archival footage and letters home to tell the stories of the soldiers at the front. The films are included with Museum admission.

11:00 am: 17 Days of Hades: the Battle of Ypres tells about a new form of warfare, the 1915 introduction of deadly chlorine gas by the German offensive. This is the story of Canadian doctor, soldier and poet, John McCrae, best known for his poem In Flanders Fields. (48 min.)

2:00 pm: Front Line creates a vivid picture of the physical and emotional trauma endured by front line soldiers. (54 min.)

1927 Derby Car Unveiled at Saskatoon Antique Auto Club 50th Anniversary and Rock 102 Show & Shine

Derby in WDM storageIt's been 90 years since the Derby dream began in Saskatoon. The public will have its first chance to see the restored Derby at Rock 102's Show & Shine Sunday, August 24, in front of the Canada Building on 21st Street where Derby Motor Cars had its office in 1924.

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The WDM will mark the outbreak of the First World War with four showcase exhibits – initially, one at each of our four Museums beginning August 4, 2014. We hope visitors will pause at our showcase exhibits and read the interesting Saskatchewan-based stories they have to tell. Later in 2014, the four showcases will be combined into one exhibit that will travel throughout the WDM system over the next few years.

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Register now for Wheelwrighting Course
October 2014

Wheelwright instructor demonstrates use of travellerOffered annually this one-week wheelwright course teaches the basics of repairing and rebuilding wooden wheels. For seven days, participants break down old wheels and assemble new ones.

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Vintage Aircraft Restorers Receive National Award

Testing the fit of the top wingsThe Moose Jaw WDM is thrilled to announce that the Vintage Aircraft Restorers (VAR) project of building a replica of a Vickers Vedette has won a Ninety-Nines Canadian Award in Aviation.

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WDM Newsletter  - Sparks Off the Anvil
July-August 2014

Sparks Off The Anvil logoCheck out latest edition of Sparks to hear from Executive Director Joan Champ and discover all of the great upcoming events at all four WDMs.

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65 Years of Collecting

Silver chalice in wooden boxIn honour of the WDM’s official founding in 1949, we look back on a sampling of artifacts collected over our first 65 years.

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