Women's Auxiliary to the Saskatoon WDM
For over fifty years, the Women's Auxiliary has been working together
within the Western Development Museum to help in the preservation of
artifacts and pioneer customs for future generations.
Demonstrations are done for visitors young and old alike. Crafts such as spinning, rug hooking and braiding, spool knitting, quilting along with butter and ice cream making are very popular.
Funds are raised by a yearly quilt and rug raffle and the selling of handcrafts to support various projects within the Saskatoon WDM.
Membership is open to all ladies with a sincere interest and willingness to help with the preservation of pioneer life as it pertained to women on the prairies many years ago. It is preferred that members have an interest in working with children and enjoy doing handwork and crafts. The membership fee is minimal and meetings are held monthly. We have a work room at the Museum where we meet weekly, for those who are able, and work on projects.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Women's Auxiliary may follow the steps outlined on the Saskatoon WDM Volunteer webpage.
When volunteering for special Museum activities, we are portraying women of the 1910 era and should be dressed appropriately in old-fashioned costume. A list of some of the activities includes: Heritage Day, flea markets, Easter programming, school tours, Museum Day, Pion-Era, Children's Camp, summer programming, Grade 4 Harvesting, Christmas Craft Fair, Boo-Town, Pioneer Christmas, Grade Three Christmas 1910, Seniors' Christmas program.
If you feel this is something you have been looking for, stop by and see what we have been doing. We always have time for a chat. Volunteering at the Western Development Museum is a very rewarding experience and makes one proud of our heritage.