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Winning the Prairie Gamble


Celebrate 100 years of Saskatchewan! Check out a few highlights of this exhibit below.

100 Year Timeline

See artifacts, photos, and video representing the events and trends which shaped and affected Saskatchewan since 1905. 

Did you know...Cedoux, a community north of Weyburn, was on the receiving end of Canada’s largest recorded hailstone in 1973. The baseball- sized stone weighed 290 grams (over ½ pound) and measured 114 mm (4 ½ inches) in diameter.



Go Behind-the-Scenes to see how
the Timeline was built  >>

Formation of a Province

Four manequins set the stage for provincehoodThis 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.

Log Home 

Few people ever crossed the threshold of a home built almost 100 years ago, nestled in a bluff of trembling aspen, a few kilometres northwest of present-day Theodore, Saskatchewan. For years the small log home had sat abandoned and at the mercy of the winter cold and summer heat. That all changed dramatically on October 17, 2002, when the shack was lifted and transported to the Yorkton WDM.

Find out who once lived in the home, how it got into the WDM, and more --> 

Let's Have Fun

Cabinet overflowing with leisure time artifactsHow do we unwind after the work is done?  

In a province with two very distinct seasons, winter and summer fun are very different. From skating to snowshoeing, tennis to tenting, we spend our downtime alone or with friends and family, indoors or outdoors, in sports or in cultural pursuits. In the 21st century, the Internet has opened a whole new world of gaming, connecting and learning.

Learn more about Let's Have Fun --> 

Theatre

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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Centennial Room

Colourful paraphernalia decorates the Centennial Room. Designed to celebrate Saskatchewan’s landmark 100th birthday in 2005, each Centennial Room offers an array of souvenirs and photographs reflecting the milestone celebration.

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