Heritage Farm and Village
We have 100 acres (40 hectares), with over 30 homes and businesses representing the boom years of the 1920s – and a farmstead.
The Heritage Farm and Village is open daily from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. It closes for the season on September 30, 2022.
CNR Railway Station
One hundred years ago, a plaintive whistle in the distance sent townfolks scurrying to the railway station to meet new arrivals or to pick up their catalogue mail order or long awaited letters from home. Knitting together far-flung prairie towns and villages, the railway was a vital link between the...Read More
Doctor’s Office and Drug Store
When Saskatchewan became a province in 1905, health care resources like doctors, nurses, drug stores and hospitals were few and far between. Saskatchewan grew quickly between 1905 and 1925 - from 195,000 to 828,000 people in just 20 years. The number of towns and villages ballooned from 79 in 1905...Read More
“You’re never alone when you have a phone,” claimed an early newspaper advertisement. Isolated on their farms, rural families in Saskatchewan during the 1920s relied on telegraph and telephone, postal and newspaper services to connect them to the world outside their farm gate. The Telephone Exchange and Post Office in...Read More
A grain elevator is a storage facility for wheat and other grains. Grain is unloaded into a pit or other area at the base and is conveyed from there to the top. From distributor spouts at the top, the grain, separated by grade, falls through chutes into any of a...Read More
At the blacksmith shop, blacksmiths sharpened plowshares, replaced horseshoes, repaired wheels and shaped iron into tools and replacement parts. Metal was heated in a forge, where bellows forced air through the fire to heat the iron. Tongs were used to hold each malleable, red hot item on the anvil while...Read More
The middle of nowhere took on real meaning for immigrants to Canada's Last Best West in the early 20th century. Most newcomers were delivered to the heart of this vast continent by train. The locomotive and cars on the rails at the WDM North Battleford symbolize the unrivalled importance of...Read More
The farm home of the McLaren family of Rockhaven was built in 1914 and donated to the WDM in 1987. Built in the Ontario Gothic style, it was constructed in two stages. The upstairs walls are unfinished; the original lathe and plaster walls are still exposed. The house was not...Read More
Churches of the Village
The Heritage Village has four authentic churches. St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church Built in Fielding Saskatchewan in 1910. St. Mary's Anglican Church Built in Lilac Saskatchewan in 1908. St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church Built in Redfield Saskatchewan in 1918 by Polish settlers. Holy Trinity Ukrainian Greek Orthodox Church Built in...Read More