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A Christmas Long Ago – In-Museum Program

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.


Grade 1 | Grade 2 | Kindergarten


Moose Jaw


November 29, 2022 - December 21, 2022 | Moose Jaw


Social Studies

Program Cost



2 hours

Program Type

Museum Led Program led by Museum staff or volunteers.


Christmas is a time when the thoughts of those who celebrate turn to family gatherings, decorated trees, turkey dinners, brightly wrapped gifts and Christmas carols.

Like today, children of long ago grew more excited as the Christmas 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.

A Christmas Long Ago – Full Program Information (PDF)

“All I can say is I thought the program was fantastic. The only thing I would do differently in the future is plan to arrive earlier so the students can have a bit more time to explore the museum. Thank you for such a great experience!” – Teacher, 2021


Curriculum Connections


Social Studies INK.2
English Language CRK.1, CRK.2, CRK.3, CRK.4, CCK.2

Grade 1

Social Studies IN1.1, DR1.1


How to book or inquire

Application Deadline: November 18, 2022

Space is limited and pre-registration is required.
Classes will be registered on a first come, first served basis.

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If you have questions, please email or call Karla at or 1-306-693-5989.


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