Surround yourself with the colours, the textures, the hope and the love that came from all over the world to build this province. See the struggles and feel the joys in the simple things of life for people creating new beginnings.
Yorkton Local History Exhibit
Discover how the original Yorkton townsite was established when the York Farmers' Colonization Company purchased land in 1881.
Winning the Prairie Gamble
This exhibit celebrates 100 years of Saskatchewan history. This introduction area dramatically sets the stage for 1905 by giving an overview of the long and eventful story before provincehood. A First Nations female mannequin from about 1850, a young Métis man from about 1870 tell the story with two other...
An impressive mural recreates a typical railway station scene from the early 20th century. The artist is Gus Froese, a well-known Saskatchewan painter.
Room exhibits showcase an array of artifacts from different cultures, including British, German, American, and Ukrainian.
This area of the Museum is designed for children. It is arranged in four sections: "a time to play," "a time to learn," "a time to shop," and "a time for work." Youngsters are invited to play with traditional toys and handle objects from the past. Here, children can pretend...
In a Prairie Attic: Bladon Family Toys
This exhibit showcases more than 200 artifacts which speak of growing up during the settlement period of Saskatchewan. The artifacts tell the story of the Bladon family, a couple and their seven children who farmed near Lang, Saskatchewan from 1910 to 1995. The family members were savers. Five of the...
The Yorkton WDM clay oven was built in 1975 on the farm of William K. Elaschuk with the assistance of Bob Pearce and Mike Nabozniak (all members of the Yorkton Threshermen’s Club). It was built on a platform with wheels; this allowed it to be moved but eventually was stationed...
Bell and Tower
This is the original Yorkton City Hall bell tower erected in 1905 when the combination Library, Fire Hall and City Hall building was constructed. The original bell cracked and was replaced in 1908. In 1962 the building was torn down.
This c. 1900 windmill was built by Ontario Wind Engine and Pump Company Limited of Toronto, Ontario. By harnessing nature's power, the farmer's work was made easier. In the early years, this windmill was used mainly to grist wheat for flour. As well, it was used or sawing fire wood...
Outdoor Agricultural Exhibit
Outdoors, pole sheds house tractors and agricultural implements. The six-cylinder Twin City 60-90 HP gas tractor, built by Minneapolis Steel & Machine Company in 1916, was one of the largest tractors ever produced. Its shipping weight was 28,000 pounds. The Avery Manufacturing Company of Peoria, Illinois built the undermount 20-60...
Our Collective Threads: Saskatchewan People in Canada
January 9 - February 28, 2019. Our Collective Threads explores the diverse history of the Saskatchewan people through artifacts from its exceptional textile collection. The clothes we have worn tell many stories about everyday life in Saskatchewan and our place in Canada. The exhibit showcases 12 garments and accessories for...