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A Christmas Long Ago

Christmas tree with wrapped presents underneath stands in front of a fireplace

Hear a story about the festive season in settler times, see what types of gifts were given, decorate the tree with homemade ornaments, make an old-fashioned craft, then tour Museum galleries. This program is available Tuesday - Fridays.


Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Kindergarten


Moose Jaw


December 3, 2019 - December 20, 2019 | Moose Jaw


Social Studies

Program Cost



2 hours

Program Type

Museum Led Program led by Museum staff or volunteers.


Christmas is a time when a person’s thoughts turn to family gatherings, decorated trees, turkey dinners, brightly wrapped gifts and holiday traditions.

Like today, children of long ago grew more excited as the holiday season drew near – wondering what the hung stocking would hold, what new toy may be under the tree, what shape the newly cut tree would take, and what goodies the family would bake.

Through this Museum-led program, we provide an opportunity for students to learn about 1910 settler life and, in particular, about family traditions during the holiday season.

Museum staff lead students through a holiday story that includes pictures and special hands-on artifacts and replicas. As well, students may hang some old-fashioned decorations on a Christmas tree and look at some old-fashioned gifts.

Following the story session (approx. 50 minutes), the students, guided by the teacher and chaperones, may tour the Museum. An optional scavenger hunt is available.

Curriculum Connections

Social Studies INK.2

How to book or inquire

NOTE: A Christmas Long Ago is only available Tuesday – Friday.

2019 Program Information (pdf)

2019 Application Form (pdf)

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