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Location:
Highway 16A West
Yorkton, SK

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Showcase Rooms


British Room 

A parlour represents the story of immigration from the British Isles. Many people from Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales moved to Canada to escape economic hardship and poverty.

This pump organ was made by W. Doherty and Company in Clinton, Ontario. The firm began as a furniture retailer and by about 1905 was building pianos and organs.

 

American Room 

Many Americans came to the Canadian west at the turn of the century. American settlers sold their small corn or wheat farms and came north, with money and knowledge of dryland farming techniques. Most of the furniture in the American bedroom came from the Forrester family of New Mexico.

Ukrainian Room 

Ukrainian pioneers brought traditional cultural beliefs to Canada. In this room is the wheat which symbolized the spirits of fields and soil, embroidery work and pysanka, decorated eggs.

It was only after World War One that the term "Ukrainians" came into common usage. Earlier, depending on the region of origin, name raerences included: "Glaicians," "Bukovinians," "Ruthenians," "Austrians," and "Little Russians."

German Room 

 

This dining room represents the cultural heritage of German settlers. The Germans have a long history of settlement in Eastern Canada. B the early 1900s, German-speaking groups were attracted to the Canadian West, primarily by its agricultural potential.