NEWS & EVENTS
Culture Fest Melfort 2017

Celebrate Culture Days at Culture Fest Melfort!
Saturday, September 30, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Kerry Vickar Centre

[Sat, Sept 30]
Dutch Elm Disease Detected in City

Be advised that Dutch elm disease has been detected in the City of Melfort. The City is now undertaking the process of removing infected trees and firewood.

NLP Pool Maintenance Shutdown

The Northern Lights Palace Pool will be closed for seasonal maintenance from Monday, September 11th to Sunday, October 1, 2017, with reopening scheduled for Monday, October 2nd.

[Mon, Sept 11]
Celebrate Canada 150 All Year!

Canada Day may be over, but we are still celebrating Canada 150 all year!  Show your Canadian spirit with a Canada 150 T-Shirt.  Available for $15.00 at the Melfort & District Museum for a limited time only.  Call 306-752-5870 for information.

 
MELFORT & DISTRICT MUSEUM


Come and explore the past with us. We’re saving it here for you!

The Melfort & District Museum is located in the heart of Northeast Saskatchewan in Melfort at 401 Melfort Street West, next to the fairgrounds. It features a Pioneer Village as well as an extensive collection of vintage farm machinery, equipment and tools that were used in the development of the agriculture industry and the settling of our area.
 
The Melfort & District Museum collection focuses on the agricultural and social history of Melfort and area. We have many artifacts on display throughout our museum, in our main building, the Powerhouse and in our Pioneer Village buildings: the Bennett pioneer house, a grist mill, a blacksmith shop, a barber shop, Rothwell School, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, a general store with doctor’s and dentist’s offices, Beatty’s Real Estate office, South Melfort Post Office, an Exhibit Hall and a working sawmill.

We also have a large archive of photographs, documents, history books, record books and oral histories available for genealogical research.

Museum Programs:

Our museum has a great summer program that includes activities for families, the Time Warp program for kids in addition to our popular Coffee and Conversation series. We provide hands-on learning about our history and our heritage.

In June of every year, we book School Tours and create hands-on learning experiences for the classes. We have Theme Boxes that school teachers may borrow to augment their curriculum in the areas of Pioneer Life, Agricultural History, and Aboriginal and Multi-Cultural Heritage.

 
Museum Events:

Melfort & District Museum hosts many events throughout the year: we participate in Back-to-the-Fifties, Canada Day, Fair Parade and Fair Days, and Celebration of Christmas. We contribute to Communities in Bloom and we host a Family Picnic, Senior's Day, Volunteer Appreciation, Old-time dances, Heritage Fashion Show & Tea and Horseshoes League. We do demonstrations in the saw mill, grist mill and blacksmith shop, and we bake bread in our outdoor brick oven.

How is your French?  Radio-Canada filmed a segment on July 5, 2011, at the Melfort and District Museum, broadcasted in all four western provinces as part of a show on the Nipawin Pike Fest, available online at the following link (forward to 4:10 on 1/4 to find the Museum segment):  http://www.radio-canada.ca/audio-video/pop.shtml#urlMedia=http://www.radio-canada.ca/Medianet/2011/CBKFT/PlaineDete201107052030.asx

 
Museum Hours:
Open:  Monday to Friday (year-round) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tours:  late May to end of August
 
Museum Admission:
We provide guided tours for everyone, whether individual or group or school tour.
Admission: By donation
School Tours: $2.00 per student
 
Contact:
Gailmarie Anderson, Curator
Street Address:   401 Melfort Street West        
Mailing Address:  Box 3222, Melfort, SK SOE 1A0
Phone: (306) 752-5870
Fax: (306) 752-5556
Email: melfort.museum@sasktel.net
Join us on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Melfort-District-Museum/329483827062438 
Follow us on Twitter:  @MelfortMuseum
Website:  http://www.melfortmuseum.org/