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50th Anniversary of Canada’s Maple Leaf Flag
The Maple Leaf flag marks its 50th anniversary this month. Unfurled on Parliament Hill at noon on February 15, 1965, the new flag replaced the Canadian Red Ensign which, although commonly flown in Canada, had never been the country’s official flag.
February is Black History Month
February is Black History Month in Canada, a time to “honour the legacy
of black Canadians, past and present.”
Did you know that a group of freedom-seeking black homesteaders settled in Saskatchewan, north of Maidstone, beginning in 1910?
Find out more about the Shiloh church and its community -->
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 -->
Sparks Off the Anvil Newsletter
January - March 2015
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.
On display now at North Battleford WDM
The WDM is marking the outbreak of the First World War with a four showcase exhibit. We hope visitors will pause at our showcase exhibits and read the interesting Saskatchewan-based stories they have to tell. Find out more about the Remembering WWI exhibit -->