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65 Years of Collecting

Turning 65 in 2014?

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Winning the Prairie Gamble

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Yorkton WDM - Clay Oven - man mixing clay and staw with bare feet standing in front of almost complete oven
Clay Oven

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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.

Click the image below for a virtual tour of our Local History exhibit. 360 Virtual Tour

Yorkton virtual tour
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Remembrance Day 2014

In honour of Remembrance Day, all WDM locations will be
CLOSED on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.

History of the Poppy


WDM Supports Military History Project

The WDM is proud to support the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport’s Military Heritage Project which honours Second World War veterans.

Watch The Stories of Courage: Saskatchewan Second World War Veterans Remember video series -->

WDM Newsletter Sparks Off the Anvil
November-December 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 - November-December 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

Sony Transistor RadioIn 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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Lew'chuk Midway Showcase Exhibit now on display at Yorkton WDM

Lew'chuk Midway exhibitEver 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.

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Yorkton WDM Showcases Aviation Artifacts

A 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

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