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.
- 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.
Threshermen's Show and Senior's Festival
August 2-3, 2014
Demonstrations will be taking place throughout both days including clay oven bread baking, grain grinding, threshing, sawmill operation, blacksmithing, quilting and ice cream making. Visitors are invited to take part in the competitions for stooking, and especially for kids, the pedal tractor pull. The Story of Harvest is presented during Saturday’s program, while Sunday features a plowing demonstration.
WDM Newsletter - Sparks Off the Anvil
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
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!
Find out more about our 65 anniversary -->
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 -->
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 -->
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