Yorkton WDM - Story of People
The Yorkton WDM chronicles the stories of immigrants to Saskatchewan. From a display of an attic filled with toys to an authentic log home inside the Museum, from the giant Twin City to the Morris rod weeder, exciting exhibits will help you gain insight into the undaunted spirit of the people who came to this land.
- Omācīw - Hunter of the Prairie Sea from Royal Saskatchewan Museum
- In a Prairie Attic
- Winning the Prairie Gamble
- Showcase Rooms
- Yorkton Local History
- Railway Mural
- and much, much more!
All the latest about the Yorkton WDM.
65 Years of Collecting
In honour of the WDM’s official founding in 1949, we look back on a
sampling of artifacts collected over our first 65 years.
Check out 65 Years of Collecting -->
WDM Celebrates 65 Years in 2014
To 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! On April 6, 2014 (the Sunday after the
actual anniversary date of April 2nd), admission to the four WDMs will be
only 65 cents.
Find out more about our 65 anniversary -->
Hunter of the Prairie Sea exhibit by RSM at
Yorkton WDM until mid-May 2014
The Western Development Museum in Yorkton,
in partnership with the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, is very excited to
feature a new exhibit entitled “Omācīw - Hunter of the Prairie Sea”.
The exhibit features the skeleton of a ten meter long Tylosaurus, discovered along the south shores of Lake Diefenbaker in 1994.
To learn more about Omācīw and the Hunter of the Prairie Sea exhibit, visit the
Royal Saskatchewan Museum website.
Lew'chuk Midway Showcase Exhibit now on display at Yorkton WDM
heard of Canora’s Professor N.P. Lew’chuk and his travelling vaudeville
show? For decades, Lew’chuk brought the world of magic and fun to
communities across the prairies.
Read more about Lew'chuk and his Midway -->
WDM Newsletter - Sparks Off the Anvil
January - March 2014
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 - January - March 2014 (PDF) -->
Yorkton WDM Showcases Aviation Artifacts
restored World War Two B-17 bomber aircraft, Sentimental Journey,
made a stop at the
Yorkton Municipal Airport August 24-25. As part of the festivities, the
WDM showcased a few of our aviation artifacts in a
display at the Airport.
These artifacts are now on display at the Yorkton WDM