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Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture and SportThe Museum is a legislated agency of the Province of Saskatchewan, and operates within the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport.

The Museum is governed by an autonomous Board of Directors, appointed by Order-in-Council. The Board hires the CEO, to whom all other staff report. A Manager at each WDM location is responsible for the day-to-day operations.

Average annual attendance at the four Western Development Museum exhibit branches, including school groups, is about 200,000.

Buildings & Exhibit Space
The Western Development Museum provincial headquarters is housed in the Curatorial Centre in Saskatoon. The four WDM exhibit locations provide a grand total of 307,100 square feet of covered area - 262,875 square feet for exhibit/programs and 44,225 square feet of office and storage space. Total land area is 165 acres, slightly larger than the original prairie farm unit of a quarter section (160 acres).

Associations & Organizations
The Saskatchewan Western Development Museum is an active member of the Canadian Museums Association, Museums Association of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Heritage Collections Conservation Committee and Canadian Heritage Information Network.

The WDM is also an active member of local tourism and development associations, chambers of commerce, exhibition associations and other community organizations.

Volunteers perform much needed services within the Museum operations. Over 1400 volunteers are involved in a variety of events and activities at the four branches and the Curatorial Centre.
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The Members' Program at the Saskatchewan Western Development Museum was begun in 1983. The membership program increases awareness and a sense of ownership of our Western Canadian history and heritage in general, and of the Western Development Museum in particular.
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Board of Directors

Nancy Martin, Chairperson - Regina
Diana Ireland - Moose Jaw
Susan Lamb -  Saskatoon
Sharon Mohagen - North Battleford
Raymond Sadler - Biggar
Jack Dawes - Saltcoats
Gwen Beitel - Spring Valley


WDM Full and Short Logos

Use only with written permission from the WDM.

A vintage modern look was selected for the WDM’s logo. The vintage feel reflects the many artifacts, while modern evokes the Museums’ current approach. The logo has been carefully handcrafted to communicate a fun and welcoming feeling – identical to the visitor experience at the Museum.

The tagline “Saskatchewan Inspired” works because the Museum is focused on the unique history of Saskatchewan. The WDM believes that all visitors are inspired by the Saskatchewan exhibits and programs presented at the Museum. By telling “Saskatchewan Inspired” stories, the Museum celebrates artifacts that represent the innovation, creativity and resourcefulness that are so much a part of Saskatchewan’s heritage.

If you require the WDM logo please contact:

Kerry Lubchenko, Director of Marketing
Western Development Museum Curatorial Centre
Ph: 306-934-1400

Tanya Callaway
Development and Marketing Assistant
Western Development Museum Curatorial Centre
Ph: 306-934-1400


The Western Development Museum is the keeper of Saskatchewan’s collective heritage. The Museum shares the province’s unique sense of place with all people for their understanding and enjoyment – recognizing that the legacy of the past is the foundation for a sustainable future.


As stated in the Western Development Museum Act, 1949, revised October 1983, Province of Saskatchewan:
The Board shall endeavour:

(a) to procure by gift, donation, devise, bequest or loan wherever possible, and by purchase where necessary and desirable, tools, machinery, implements, engines, devices and other goods and chattels of historical value and importance connected with the economic and cultural development of western Canada;

(b) to collect, arrange, catalogue, recondition, preserve and exhibit to the public, the tools, machinery, implements, engines, devices and other goods and chattels referred to in clause (a);

(c) to stimulate interest in the history of the economic and cultural development of western Canada;

(d) to cooperate with organizations having similar objects. R.S.S. 1965, c.400, s.11.

Strategic Plan

Western Development Museum Strategic Plan (PDF)

The Strategic Plan is in PDF format and requires Adobe Reader to view.

Annual Reports

The Annual Reports are in PDF format and require Adobe Reader to view.

Annual Report Cover 2016-17

Western Development Museum
Annual Report
2016-2017 (PDF)

WDM Annual Report 2015-2016

Western Development Museum
Annual Report
2015-2016 (PDF)

WDM Annual Report 2014-2015

Western Development Museum
Annual Report
2014-2015 (PDF)

WDM Annual Report 2013-2014

Western Development Museum
Annual Report
2013-2014 (PDF)

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Western Development Museum
Annual Report
2012-2013 (PDF)

WDM Annual Report 2012

Western Development Museum
Annual Report
2011-2012 (PDF)

Annual Report cover featuring swather in field

Western Development Museum
Annual Report
2010-2011 (PDF)