Museum

Spiritwood and District Museum

Hours of Operation: Open all year round by appointment.

Contact numbers are:

  • (306) 883-2828 – Auralia Wasden
  • (306) 883-2865 – Roberta Wasden
  • (306) 883-2214 – Mary Bedi
  • (306) 883-8891 – Geraldine Lavoie

Regular Summer hours: call any of the above numbers to confirm hours.

Free Admission – donations accepted.

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Museum depicting rural farm house, agricultural building and a church, all with adjoining displays representing many aspects of rural Saskatchewan history.  With large emphasis on agriculture as well as vintage machinery and vehicles.

Each building tells its own story of life in northern Saskatchewan. The main museum, a rural farm house represents the lives of northern Saskatchewan’s early settlers. The two upper levels of the house resembles a family home containing many original artifacts donated by Spiritwood and the surrounding district’s communities. Also in this building; on the first floor, we have many interesting displays, ranging from sports to military and wedding dresses to first nations artifacts. Just down the road, in the Agriculture building you’ll find many hand tools and farming equipment. In this building you’ll notice a tools of the trade theme. Experience the past knowing all these items had once been used by farmers and people of other professions from this region. While visiting this building, check out the veterinarian display, old shop display, shoe making and watch display as well as our fire truck!

Also on our grounds is one of the six original Bissell Memorial Church, built in 1936. The church was built by Mr. Bissell after inventing and patenting a plough. The united church was build in Mildred SK and moved to Spiritwood SK in the year of 1965. The interior remains the same since it had been used in Spiritwood. This church is unique because it was one of six built in Canada, including the last minutes from the Norbury Hungarian church donation items, such as the bell and an alter cloth.

Our community museum has a huge range of items to see. Our impressive collection has something for the entire family and people of all ages to enjoy. Located near the RV park and less than a minute from town. Come take a tour at the Spiritwood & District Museum to experience the home, working and religious life of people long ago.

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The Spiritwood & District Museum also has to offer their “Days Gone By” Calendar.  Calendars depicting pictures and information of Spiritwood & District in the past. Topics covered are schools, transportation, churches, etc.  Back copies available as well as current year.

We are also offering “A Taste of History” cookbooks contacting family recipes passed down for generations. This book includes varying appetizers, salads and soups, main dishes, breads, desserts, jellies and ethnic choices!

Days Gone By Calendar – $15 each

A Taste of History – $15 each 

Contact:

If you would like to purchase a calendar or cookbook by mail, please send $15.00 to:
Spiritwood & District Museum
Box 34
Spiritwood, SK  S0J 2M0
…along with your return address and we will mail you a calendar.

Thank you for helping us to preserve the past for the future.