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Remembering WWI Exhibit

Turning 65 in 2014?

Roy Rogers Lunch Kit65 Years of Collecting

Hull under construction
Vintage Aircraft Restorers

Piper Cub Contest

Beyond the Grid
Winning the Prairie Gamble

Short Line 101 chugging down the track
Short Line 101

Birthday Parties

Let's Talk Energy


Moose Jaw WDM -
History of Transportation

From overland trails and natural waterways to the coming of the railway and automobile, the Moose Jaw WDM highlights the artifacts that changed the face of the prairies.

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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.)

Short Line 101 - BONUS RUN  August 30-31, 2014

Short Line 101 chugging down the trackSince our last run was rained out, we are trying again! The WDM Short Line 101 will run (weather permitting) August 30 & August 31, 11 am to 4 pm. Tickets are $3.00 and available at the Museum.

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Silk Wall Hanging Commemorates the First World War

August 4, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of Canada's entry in the First World War. To mark the occasion, the WDM in Moose Jaw is featuring a large silk wall hanging presented to the Legion in Moose Jaw in 1927 by the local chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE).

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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./p>

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Find the Piper Cub Contest at Moose Jaw WDM

The WDM Piper Cub has landed! Can you find it in the Museum? It can land on a dime so it could be anywhere. 

If you can find it, tell us where on an entry form and enter it for the draw. If your answer is correct you could win your very own plush Piper Cub.

The Piper Cub lands in a different spot every month so keep coming back! Find out more about the Piper Cub Contest -->

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.

Read Sparks Off the Anvil - July-August 2014 (PDF)

WDM Celebrates 65 Years in 2014

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

Those celebrating their 65th birthday in 2014 will receive free admission on their birth date, as well as a birthday present from the Museum!

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65 Years of Collecting

1931 Cadillac- LaSalle RoadsterIn 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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