Winning the Prairie Gamble
Celebrate 100 years of Saskatchewan! Check out a few highlights of this exhibit below.
Click on the image below for a 360° virtual tour.
100 Year Timeline
See artifacts, photos, and video representing the events and trends which shaped and affected Saskatchewan since 1905.
Did you know...Nine Tutor jets flying in formation awed the crowd at their debut performance for Saskatchewan Homecoming ‘71. The "Snowbirds" air demonstration squadron from Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw has since become a Canadian icon, and continues to wow air show fans around North America.
Formation of a Province
introduction area dramatically sets the stage for 1905 by giving an
overview of the long and eventful story before provincehood.
A First Nations female mannequin from about 1850, a young Métis man from about 1870 tell the story with two other mannequins, an immigrant woman from 1890 and a politician in 1905. A mural in the introduction areas shows a pristine parkland view before European contact. Artifacts, photographs, dialogue and a specially-written song connect the years before contact to the year of provincehood.
a whirlwind look at our famous Saskatchewan weather, in all its
Beyond the Grid
how Saskatchewan people met the challenges of vast distances and
isolation when all-weather roads were only a distant dream. A Piper J3
flying low over a Saskatchewan-built motor boat, along with two
Saskatchewan snow machines provide a look at the ingenuity and
creativity of Saskatchewan people.
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Photo by Randy Barwick
Road to Medicare
Saskatchewan has a long
tradition of caring for the sick and the
elderly. From the farm women
who campaigned for improvement in rural housing and health, to the
Saskatchewan Anti-Tuberculosis Commission which pioneered the testing of
school children for the disease, to the first government-operated air
ambulance service in North America in 1946, to the provision of free
treatment for cancer patients, to the implementation of Medicare in
1962, Saskatchewan has been a leader on the world stage in providing
quality treatment at no charge to all residents.
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The Saskatchewan Theatre is an elegant, intimate and welcoming space
that invites visitors to view the province with new eyes.
Authentic early 20th century theatre seating for 15, complete with ornate cast iron supports, are complemented by heavy velvet draperies and a decorative closed beam ceiling.
Six vignettes set into the theatre walls feature dress-up clothing like cowboy and cowgirl outfits for children, or a night on the town for their parents.
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paraphernalia decorates the Centennial Room. Designed to celebrate