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The Sinking of the Lusitania – Saskatchewan Connection
May 7, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania, a passenger ship bound for Liverpool from New York during the First World War. Despite a warning from Germany shortly before departure, virtually no one thought it would torpedo the fastest and largest passenger liner in the world. Only a handful of would-be passengers cancelled at the last minute.
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.