Step back in time and experience the story of Saskatchewan agriculture and rural life at the Western Development Museum's Heritage Farm and Village in North Battleford.
The Western Development Museum has a fantastic exhibit gallery featuring "Winning the Prairie Gamble: The Saskatchewan Story." Follow the timeline of Saskatchewan's history from 1905 to 2005. Enjoy a "ride" down an elevator shaft into an underground display of Saskatchewan minerals. Learn about coal mining from the beginning to the technological advances of today. Climb through a "gopher" hole to see how farmers dug their coal for their home stoves.
Also view the Vintage Vehicle Gallery.
In the summer visitors can experience our heritage village. Stroll the boardwalk to enjoy a 1920s main street experience that includes a Doctor's Office/ Drugstore, a Co-op store, telephone office, and a towering grain elevator. Visit an authentic farm yard that boasts an early 1900s original farm house and livestock barn. One can also admire the ethereal beauty of four churches in their original speldor: Ukranian Orthodox, Polish, Roman Catholic, and Anglican. Tour our other three historic houses to see the differences in how people lived in the 1920s. Explore the elegance of the doctor's home, the modesty of the merchants home, and the beautiful simplicity of a traditional Ukrainian home.
January - March:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuesday - Sunday
Closed Mondays and Statutory Holidays
April - December:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Daily
Statutory Holidays from October 1 - April 30
Museum Closed at 3:00 pm on:
Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve
Closed October 14 - April 30
For hours of operation outside those listed, please contact the
North Battleford WDM.
Come stop by there's always something to do and see at the Western Development Museum!
For admission prices and upcoming events please give us a call or visit our website at www.wdm.ca
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