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Embracing Memories and Making New Ones

Connection and memories of the WDM come in many forms.
Celebrate our 75th anniversary with us by sharing your WDM memories.
These WDM memories will be featured here, on social media or Sparks towards our 75th anniversary celebration.

In August 1953, George Shepherd was offered the job of Curator of the WDM. In his book, West of Yesterday, George wrote about how excited he was to work at the WDM, “I think I would probably have paid my new employers to let me work there.”

Imagine walking through a museum and seeing your picture among the exhibits. While that doesn’t happen to everyone, it did happen to Mary Ann Scherr of Yorkton. While strolling through the 100 Years of Saskatchewan History exhibit at the WDM Yorkton, Mary Ann saw her younger self in a 1965 Saskatchewan Diamond Jubilee photo. In the photo, Mary Ann and a group of fellow musicians are about to perform on CFQC-TV in Saskatoon. Mary Ann was surprised and pleased to see this part of her life reflected in the WDM.

Len McDonald of Regina has volunteered at the WDM Moose Jaw for 10 years. Len came to the WDM as a member of the Royal Astronomical Society who was volunteering with the Museum Day school program. Len felt a connection with the WDM and started volunteering for other activities as well, making the trip from Regina to do so. One of Len’s volunteer duties is conductor on the Short Line 101 where he meets folks from around the world. What Len loves about the WDM is, “It’s a chance to meet people and do things I’m interested in.”





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