LISTING of other SASKATCHEWAN MUSEUMS
knew that the word psychedelic was coined in Saskatchewan? That
the roots of Beaver Lumber go back to 1906 in Wolseley, Saskatchewan?
That in 1911 Saskatchewan's Big River sawmill was the biggest
in the British Commonwealth?
the four Western Development Museums in Moose Jaw, North Battleford,
Saskatoon and Yorkton will be teaming with firsts and foremosts,
biggest and bests - all from Saskatchewan.
2005, the province of Saskatchewan celebrates a landmark.
We will be 100 years old. To celebrate this momentous event,
the WDM will open four inspiring new exhibits telling
the stories of Saskatchewan.
the Moose Jaw WDM, watch for stories which show how Saskatchewan
people have beaten the challenges of our vast
geography and our temperamental climate. We've built roads and
vehicle for off-road. We've navigated the waterways and airways.
You can even try your hand at landing a float plane. Discover
resilient adaptation to unpredictable Saskatchewan weather.
Be proud of Saskatchewan's long march to Medicare.
the North Battleford WDM, explore
the natural bounty of the province. Take a ride
down a mineshaft to explore the wonders beneath our feet. Discover
the inventive genius of Saskatchewan farmers and scientists
who have made innovations in agriculture synonymous with Saskatchewan.
Learn about the rich legacy of First
a journey, hand in hand, with a family who immigrates
to Saskatchewan in 1905 - at the Saskatoon WDM. Follow 100 years
of farm family life, from the days of horse and wagon to the
ATVs and SUVs of today. Enter their first home, a sod shack,
then visit a 1920s fair, where the newest gadgets will tempt
you. Suffer through the years of drought and depression, then
rejoice as the world turns to better times.
the Yorkton WDM, enter a real log house, built on the prairie
before the province was born, to get a sense of the mixture
of uncertainty and hope that people felt 100 years ago.
Hop aboard a steamship, a train or a plane to discover the journeys
thousands of people have made in search of a better life in
Saskatchewan. Enjoy a look at the games we play, at the communities
we build and nourish, at the fun we have all year long.
is a wonderful place, brimming with wonderful people. In 2005,
celebrate the people we are today - at all four Western Development
Museum sites. Visit
Winning The Prairie Gamble: The Saskatchewan Story and celebrate
WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM
In addition to the Winning the Prairie Gamble Exhibits, Education
Programs at the WDM include:
The four Western Development Museum branches located in
Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Saskatoon
and Yorkton offer a range of educational opportunities.
WDM Education programs include curriculum-related information
with reference to artifacts, and often provide students with
hands-on experience. The following is a list of educational
programs available through the WDM:
1905-2005 Guide for Teachers and Discovery Box Programs have
been developed to accompany the centennial exhibits. Ask you
local WDM for more information.
Wheels & Runners (Grades 2 & 3) - A teacher-led
program that features a hands-on artifact component, Museum
tour and take home craft. The program explores the story of
transportation and its role in the development of Saskatchewan
communities. Available at the Moose Jaw, North Battleford,
Saskatoon and Yorkton WDMs.
Load of Nonsense (Grades 3-8) - A teacher-led
artifact game of truth or lie with an immigration theme. The
program places students in the role of early settlers, who
work together as immigrants on a journey to reach Saskatchewan.
Available at the Moose Jaw and Yorkton WDMs.
ABC Box (Grades K-6) - A scripted teacher-led
program featuring an artifact for every letter of the alphabet.
Available at the Moose Jaw, Saskatoon and Yorkton WDMs.
In a Prairie Attic (Grade 8) - A teacher
and staff led program exploring the different roles of the
individual in society with reference to the In a Prairie Attic:
Bladon Family Toys travelling exhibit. The program and exhibit
are currently available at the Yorkton WDM.
Guided Museum Tours - General tours of all
four WDMs can be arranged. Please book at least two weeks
Scavenger Hunts - For self-guided tours of
the Museum we recommend activity sheets. Several levels of
scavenger hunts are available to focus and challenge your
students at all WDM branches.
Domestic Demonstrations - Program add-ons at all WDM branches
include ice cream and butter making. Rope making and candle
making are also available at the Yorkton WDM. Additional fees
more information regarding booking, please contact:
A limited number of bookings are available each day. Reservations
are taken on a first come, first served basis. Bookings should
be made at least three weeks in advance for education programs
and two weeks in advance for tours. However, all requests
will be accommodated if possible. For booking information
or to make arrangements to visit a WDM exhibit branch, please
contact the Education Coordinators directly.
Moose Jaw WDM - Jackie Hall 693-5989
North Battleford WDM - Cheryl Stewart
Saskatoon WDM - Corinne Daelick/Brenda
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WDM - Carla Madsen 783-8361 email@example.com