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Phone:
1-306-693-5989

Location:
50 Diefenbaker Dr.
Moose Jaw, SK


Remembering WWI Exhibit

Turning 65 in 2014?

Roy Rogers Lunch Kit65 Years of Collecting

Hull under construction
Vintage Aircraft Restorers

Piper Cub Contest

Beyond the Grid
Winning the Prairie Gamble

Short Line 101 chugging down the track
Short Line 101


Birthday Parties

Let's Talk Energy

 

Moose Jaw WDM -
History of Transportation


From overland trails and natural waterways to the coming of the railway and automobile, the Moose Jaw WDM highlights the artifacts that changed the face of the prairies.

Click the image below for a virtual tour of our Classy Cars exhibit. 360 Virtual Tour

North Battleford WDM village virtual tour
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Silk Wall Hanging Commemorates the First World War

August 4, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of Canada's entry in the First World War. To mark the occasion, the WDM in Moose Jaw is featuring a large silk wall hanging presented to the Legion in Moose Jaw in 1927 by the local chapter of the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire (IODE).

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Celebrate Saskatchewan Day Weekend at the WDM

Whether you are a native of Saskatchewan or just visiting, come celebrate with us.

Complete the all around Saskatchewan Scavenger Hunt to enter your name for a chance to win a 101st Grey Cup football donated by the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club, take in musical and spoken word entertainment, and ride the Short Line!

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The WDM will mark the outbreak of the First World War with four showcase exhibits – initially, one at each of our four Museums beginning August 4, 2014. We hope visitors will pause at our showcase exhibits and read the interesting Saskatchewan-based stories they have to tell. Later in 2014, the four showcases will be combined into one exhibit that will travel throughout the WDM system over the next few years./p>

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Ride the Short Line 101 August 2, 3, 4

Short Line 101 chugging down the trackThe Vulcan steam locomotive will be chugging along the tracks this summer, bringing enjoyment to many.

Thank you to all our great volunteers who make sure that our visitors can ride on the only operating steam locomotive in Saskatchewan.

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Vintage Aircraft Restorers Receive National Award

Testing the fit of the top wingsThe Moose Jaw WDM is thrilled to announce that the Vintage Aircraft Restorers (VAR) project of building a replica of a Vickers Vedette has won a Ninety-Nines Canadian Award in Aviation.

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Summer Day Camps

Cartoon pirate shipChildren aged 5 – 8 years are welcome to explore, learn and have fun at our popular summer camps.  Children will learn “how things used to be” at Pioneer Camp, “hunt for treasure” at Pirate Camp, discover, “what’s up there?” at Space Camp, and learn "how the west was fun" at Wild West Camp.

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WDM Newsletter  - Sparks Off the Anvil
July-August 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 - July-August 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

1931 Cadillac- LaSalle RoadsterIn 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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Find the Piper Cub Contest at Moose Jaw WDM

The WDM Piper Cub has landed! Can you find it in the Museum? It can land on a dime so it could be anywhere. 

If you can find it, tell us where on an entry form and enter it for the draw. If your answer is correct you could win your very own plush Piper Cub.

The Piper Cub lands in a different spot every month so keep coming back! Find out more about the Piper Cub Contest -->


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