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65+ Years of Collecting

Take a look at a sampling of artifacts collected since our founding in 1949. 

1949 - 1959    1960 - 1964   1965 - 1969   1970 - 1974

1975 - 1979   1980 - 1984   1985 - 1989   1990 -1994

1995 - 1999   2000 - 2004   2005 - 2009   2010 - 2014


By Collections Curator Ruth Bitner

2010 - 2014

Collected in 2010
Saskatchewan Roughriders Banner

"100 Years of Pride Est. 1910" Saskatchewan Roughrider banner

Commemorated the 100th anniversary in 2010 of Saskatchewan’s only professional sports team, the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders. The banner was part of a display at Nipawin’s Pineland Co-op in support of the town’s campaign to be named Riderville. The banner is in storage at the WDM Curatorial Centre.

Collected in 2010
1974 Kenworth Truck

1974 Kenworth Truck

Originally owned by North Star Transport, Saskatoon. The company hauled supplies to northern Saskatchewan including the uranium mine at Cluff Lake. The truck is in storage at the WDM Curatorial Centre.

Collected in 2010
Hospital Services Card

Saskatchewan Hospital Servives Card 1947

Issued to Samuel and Mary Jarvis in 1947, the year in which province-wide diagnostic and hospital services were introduced to the people of Saskatchewan for a fee of $5 per person to a maximum of $30 per family. The ground-breaking program was an important step along the way to Medicare. The card is at the WDM Curatorial Centre.

Collected in 2010
Doll Dress

Doll dress and First Prize tag

Made by 12 year old Merle Armstrong for entry in the Connaught Agricultural Fair in the late 1930s.

Collected in 2011
Cobalt-60 Unit

The Cancer Bomb exhibit

Close-up of cobalt bomb in exhibitA world first designed and built in Saskatchewan under the direction of Dr. Harold Johns for the treatment of cancer. The first properly calibrated dose of radiation was administered by the cobalt bomb to a patient late in 1951; she lived to old age. The device is featured in The Cancer Bomb exhibit at the Saskatoon WDM.

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Collected in 2011
Plant Stand

Plant stand made from caragana branches

Made from caragana branches by Ruddick Welwood of Beechy, Saskatchewan as a gift to his mother in the 1930s. The stand will be part of Narrative Threads, a virtual exhibit to debute later in 2014, organized by the Textile Museum of Canada.

Collected in 2011
Walking Stick

Head of walking stick

Given to J.B. Lash, Indian Agent for the Muscowpetung Agency, as a retirement gift in 1898. Earlier in his career he had been a constable in the North West Mounted Police. Lash had also been Indian Agent at Fort Carlton at the time of the 1885 resistance. The walking stick is in storage at the WDM Curatorial Centre.

Collected in 2012
Teddy Bear

Teddy bear

Girl with teddy bear

Given to three-year Sybil Farris at the Canadian Pacific Railway station as she and her family left Saskatoon in 1920 for England. Ninety-two years later, Sybil’s daughter travelled to Saskatoon to see the city where her mother had been born. Teddy came along, finding a new home at the WDM.

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Collected in 2012
Wind Turbine Model

Wind turbine model

Commissioned by Saskatoon engineer Glen Lux for demonstration at the American Wind Energy Association conference in Atlanta, Georgia in 2012. His innovative vertical axis wind turbine won first prize in the Sustainable Technologies category, NASA Tech Briefs Contest, New York in November 2013. The model is on exhibit at the Saskatoon WDM.

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Collected in 2012
Easy-Bake Oven

Easy Bake Oven with box and accessories

1970s version of a popular toy introduced by Kenner in 1963. The oven was heated by two - 150 watt light bulbs. It is in storage at the WDM Curatorial Centre.

Collected in 2012
Computer

Apple MacIntosh 512K 19842012s5

Apple MacIntosh 512K released in the fall of 1984 as the first update to the Macintosh 128K. The 128K was Apple's first personal computer introduced a few months earlier. The 512K sold for $3200 US. It is in storage at the WDM Curatorial Centre.

Collected in 2013
Shirt

Shirt

Made by Elaine Klein for her husband Monte to wear during Saskatchewan Golden Jubilee celebrations at Strasbourg, Saskatchewan in 1955. The shirt is made from Jubilee fabric bought at Eaton’s in Regina. It is part of Narrative Threads, a virtual exhibit organized by the Textile Museum of Canada.

Collected in 2013
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Draganflyer Innovations X6 drone

Designed and built in 2008 by Draganflyer Innovations of Saskatoon for aerial surveillance. It was the first federally approved, commercially produced UAV for emergency service in North America. In 2009 the Saskatoon Police Service used the X6 drone with its on board camera to investigate an airplane crash site within the city. The UAV is in storage at the WDM Curatorial Centre.

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Collected in 2013
Electric Vehicle

PapaBravo Gofer EV on display

Prototype built by PapaBravo Innovations of Saskatoon for use underground in PCS Cory’s potash mine. The success of the Gofer, as it was called, led to commercial production of new and improved models and interest by mining companies from around the world. It is part of Fuelled by Innovation, at the Saskatoon WDM.

Collected in 2013
Doll

Doll in traditional Swedish costume

Dressed in traditional Swedish costume. The doll belonged to Vivian Morton, a founder of the Saskatoon Arts and Crafts Society. The Society, active from 1923 to 1956, encouraged the production of traditional crafts by immigrant and First Nations women and helped them to market their goods. The doll is in storage at the WDM Curatorial Centre.

Collected in 2014
Quilt

Doll in traditional Swedish costume

Hand pieced and quilted by Lucy Starr Fish in Massachusetts, USA about 1860. It was brought to the Touchwood Hills area southeast of Dafoe, Saskatchewan with her descendants about 1905. The quilt is at the WDM Curatorial Centre.


More 65+ Years of Collecting

1949 - 1959    1960 - 1964   1965 - 1969   1970 - 1974

1975 - 1979   1980 - 1984   1985 - 1989   1990 -1994

1995 - 1999   2000 - 2004   2005 - 2009   2010 - 2014


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