Building the Road to Victory. Canadian Railway Troops, Forgotten Heroes
June 30 - September 30, 2016
Although railroads played an important part in the initial phase of the
First World War (1914-1918) mainly during mobilization, they gradually
became a tool that enabled the allied forces to conquer the enemy. Known for
their expertise and courage, soldiers of the Canadian railway troops have
become the forgotten heroes that we are spotlighting now for their unique
and irreplaceable contribution. This exhibition showcases how their
expertise was acquired as early as the 19th century, on the plains of
Western Canada to the battlefields of South Africa. Period posters,
uniforms, exceptional archive documents, mock ups, tools, instruments and
typical equipment are paired with clips filmed on the European front.
This exhibition was produced in cooperation with the Université de Montréal (Special collections and Rare Books library), the Canadian War Museum (Ottawa), the Glenbow Museum (Edmonton) and the Stewart-McCord Museum (Montreal).
Eaton's Once Upon a Christmas
WDM Holiday Exhibit
Coming November 2016
Western Development Museum exhibit
the magic and
make-believe of the season!
Since 1987, the Eaton's Once Upon a Christmas exhibit has delighted visitors, young and old. The exhibit continues to be a major attraction for those who visit the WDM during the holiday season. It offers an opportunity for parents to share with their children memories of their childhood and it allows children to enter to a world of make-believe and magic.
Visit the Saskatoon WDM with your family and enjoy this wonderful Saskatchewan tradition.