Garage Sale at the Garage!
The Oldtimers' Museum is pleased to accept donations of unwanted quality household items for the annual Garage Sale fundraiser.
See you May 17-18!
Living Heritage Art Workshops
The Museum is pleased to partner with Connie and Geoff Phillips of The Art House to provide a series of art workshops exploring the identity of Maple Creek and the surrounding community. Supported by the Saskatchewan Arts Board in cooperation with SaskCulture, these workshops are offered to school students and other interested community members free of charge. Through partnerships with Nekaneet First Nation, the Metis community and local historians & artisans, participants have experienced heritage arts and traditional crafts while learning about our community's historical partnerships.
The Great War Project
The Great War (1914-1919) had wide-ranging social, political and economic repercussions across Saskatchewan, Canada and the World. Approximately 17 million people died, including 7 million civilian casualties. Communities were destroyed, families shattered and livelihoods lost. 60,000 Canadians were killed and 140,000 left wounded. Saskatchewan sent 42,000 to serve in military forces and of these 5,000 were killed in action or died of wounds, a heavy blow to a province with a population of less than 500,000.
In 2010 the Oldtimers began to examine the effect of this conflict on the lives of people in southwest Saskatchewan, intending to develop a database of information about the southwest Saskatchewan residents who served in World War 1. This database was used to develop a series of public lectures on the Great War, and as a repository of information for people wishing to research the individuals who served.
The database includes the names of 1714 men who served in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, 78 men who served in other forces (including the British Expeditionary Force, French Army and German Army), and 13 women who served as Nursing Sisters. It's highly possible that individuals have been missed, and research will continue indefinitely.