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Who are we?

The Western Development Museum (WDM) is the largest human history museum in Saskatchewan with a collection of over 75,000 artifacts. The WDM tells the Saskatchewan story from the beginning of settlement to present day. Each location showcases a different story of Saskatchewan history - transportation in Moose Jaw, farm and rural life in North Battleford, 1910 Boomtown in Saskatoon and the stories of immigrants to the province in Yorkton.

 

Where are we? 

Our four museum locations can be visited in Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Saskatoon, and Yorkton. Our Curatorial Centre is located in Saskatoon, SK.


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WDM Moose Jaw Announces Sponsorship Agreement with K+S Potash Canada

Return of the 101

On June 17, the WDM Moose Jaw welcomed the 'little train' back and announced its new title sponsor, K+S Potash Canada!

Thanks to K+S Potash Canada, the WDM Moose Jaw completed the rebuild of the ¼ mile track, ensuring the safety of passengers and crew. The Museum will also be creating an education program to train certified operators and crew volunteers, and will offer free day passes to families staying at the Dr. F.H. Wigmore Regional Hospital.

The WDM would like to thank K+S Potash Canada for their support. This project would not have been possible without the generous support CP Rail, Cypress Paving Ltd., Teamsters Canada Rail Conference, Thunder Creek Model Railroad Club, Vintage Aircraft Restorers, Saskatchewan Lego Users Group, SaskTel Pioneers and many other local supporters.

Thank you to Ironhorse Railroad Contractors for all the work that went into rebuilding the ¼ mile track.

Media Release - June 17, 2018  (PDF)

Keep checking for updates on the ride schedule for the K+S Potash Canada Short Line 101!

 


Save the 1158!
WDM North Battleford Fundraising Campaign - Update April 2018

 The first phase of the restoration work, completed in 2017, involved an intensive cleaning of the exterior surface of the engine. For the next phase, in late May 2018, experts will use a technique called media blasting to remove rust and grime. The finalDonate Now Button phase is the painting of the locomotive. When complete, the 1158 will once again sit proudly on the tracks.

Learn more or donate at save1158.wdm.ca