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Saskatchewan Doukhobor Living Book Project

June 29 – October 20, 2019.

120 years ago the Doukhobors became one of the first settler groups in Saskatchewan, when over 7,500 first settled here in 1899 after fleeing religious persecution in Russia. The “Saskatchewan Doukhobor Living Book Project” is a collaboration between Spirit Wrestler Productions (Ryan Androsoff), the University of Saskatchewan, and the Western Development Museum to explore the history and evolution of the Doukhobor community in Saskatchewan. The project consists of three components: an exhibit about the history of the Saskatchewan Doukhobors; the immersive Spirit Wrestler Soundscape that allows visitors to experience how Doukhobors in Saskatchewan practice their faith and their unique style of choral singing through an audio/visual recreation of a ‘Moleniye’ (prayer service); and a documentary film that captures the oral history of Doukhobor community in Saskatchewan.

We’ve Concluded Our Assembly is now available at the WDM Saskatoon gift shop. The DVD contains the 90 minute documentary film and the CD features songs from the prayer service.


Regular Museum admission applies. Free for WDM members.


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