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The WDM celebrates all of our volunteers all year and during
National Volunteer Week
April 12-18, 2015
The WDM has just released its statistics for the volunteer hours that have been donated by its very dedicated volunteer core in 2014. 54,737 hours of volunteer service were donated to the WDM locations in Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Saskatoon, Yorkton as well as the Curatorial Centre.
Hats off to the incredible commitment our volunteer make to to the WDM, helping make us a living and vibrant Museum!
WDM Collections Curator Receives National Recognition
The WDM is pleased to announce that Collections Curator, Ruth Bitner was presented a 2015 Award of Distinguished Service at the Canadian Museums Association (CMA) National Conference in Banff on April 15. Bitner, head of the WDM's collections department since 1977, has expanded the depth and breadth of the WDM's collection through the acquisition of thousands of artifacts.
WDM Reference Library Introduces New Online Catalogue
The "secret" George Shepherd Library located in the Western Development Museum's Curatorial Centre is no longer a secret! The WDM is thrilled to announce the launch of its catalogue online for all your research needs. This feature will now provide the public with an easy-to-use research tool to access the unique reference material in the George Shepherd Library. Search the catalogue -->
Saskatoon WDM to Build New Exhibit on Boomtown
The addition of the Edwards Funeral Home, with its roots dating back over 100 years, is in keeping with the Boomtown theme. Like museums everywhere, the WDM strives to present historically accurate exhibits – even when the subject matter may be complex or difficult. Dealing with death and grief is a universal experience, and death was an ever-present reality in 1910 Boomtown, as it is today.