Wawota & District Museum
Tourism Region: Saskatchewan SE Tourism Assoc.
Organized in 1980. Municipal authority is Town of Wawota. Museum Committee of 12 volunteers manage Museum. Building built in early 1900's - used as Municipal Office, then Credit Union before Museum Committee turned it into a Museum. Displays: Main Bldg - re-built furnished 4 room 1900's house, clothing & mannequins, tools, wildlife diorama, military, fossils, rocks & shells, drugstore, medical, music, child's, ladies & gents, hall of fame, Wawota memories, etc.; Bethany School - school & sports; Shed - Royal Theatre, early tools, implements, buggy, wagon, etc.
1st Wawota Firehall (built 1909) - Heritage site - also has displays featured.
LocationAddress: 101 Main Street
Box 179, Wawota, Saskatchewan
Adults - $1.00
Students/Children - $.50
Preschool - free
Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Complimentary admission to CMA members.
Artifacts depicting early History of Wawota & surrounding community; four furnished rooms to depict a house in the early 1900's, Wawota's original Firehall, Bethany Schoolhouse; clothing pertaining to different decades (some on mannequins): Photographs of people/things/events of the past - pertaining to former/present residents/activities of Wawota & District.
Local histories of past/present residents of area.
Approximate number of objects in the collections: 5500
Local photos and family histories
Artifacts/Costumes depicting early history of area (e.g. dishes, bowls, dresses, suits, musical instruments, cylinder records & record player, etc.)
Ceramics, Porcelain or Pottery •
Furniture or Furnishings •
Musical Instruments •
Textiles or Tapestries
Other: some arrowheads/rocks/stones used for hammers, grinding, etc.; birchbark letter, china, silverware.
Paintings, Photographs, Albums
Painting • Photography • Sketchbooks or Albums
Photographs, paintings by local artists, albums re district's early history
Artifacts depicting the early history of Wawota & District (local significance primarily).
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Medical History and Technology
Military History and Technology
Religious or Liturgical Objects
Toys and Games
: Non-motorized ground
Mounted birds (e.g. goose, hawk); animals (e.g. beaver, gopher); 2 head mounts; potash drill core, rocks used as tools/weapons, copper, potash; fossils - vertebrae of fish, fossil imprints in rocks.
Plants and Animals (Biological Collections)
Zoology : Vertebrates : Birds (Aves)
Earth Science and Geological Collections
Minerals • Rocks • Drill Cores
Fossil Collections • Fossil Plants (Paleobotany) • Fossil Invertebrates (Invertebrate Paleontology) • Fossil Vertebrates (Vertebrate Paleontology)
Services & Activities
Spring and Christmas teas and sales; displays; self-guided tours and tours arranged on special request.
Will do some research re: local resident histories if requested.
Supervised Internet access now possible re: historical requests.
Research re: family histories, local history of area
Supervised Internet access re: historical research
School Tours, Day in Bethany School (to experience one-room schoolhouse); Special Displays/Hand-on demonstrations; Outreach to School, Seniors Club, Nursing Home, Service Clubs; Workshops for Committee Members and Volunteers
: Age 0-4 (Pre-School)
: Age 5-11 (k-6)
Some souvenirs are available.
Craft items for sale.
Tours - if requested
Guest speakers for service clubs, school, etc. if requested
Children's Activities or Services
Information Centre or Desk
Meeting Room Rental
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Other: Steet parking and on lot adjoining Museum.
Limited wheelchair access (to main floor and outbuildings - however not to 2nd floor main buildilng)
Volunteer Services Available •
Volunteer Training Offered
Number of Volunteers: 25+
Activities: Work at special events/tours, mann museum during open hours, volunteer committee of 12 govern museum
Attend meetings, voting privileges, name engraved on special plaques: life members, honourary members, patron
Other: Free coffee/juice/cookies served to visitors.
Special teas held in spring and Christmas) include biscuits, jellies, cookies, beverages.
Picnic area available upon request.
Small meeting room is available upon request.
Museum Membership Program - $15/family, $10/individual, club or business
Life Membership - Museum Committee Members who have resigned over the years
Patron - donors over $1,000.
Publications & Products
Brochure re: Museum organization/history and displays featured
Souvenirs - caps, postcards, buttons, household helper books
Newsletter available to clubs/individuals twice yearly.
History book of Wawota & District available for sale.
Annual Reports •
Educational kits •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps
Other: Educational kits are in the planning stages, to be available in year 2000.
Museum guide to be available in year 2000.
Posters (when needed for events).
Bulletin Board posted exterior of Museum for notices of special events.
Everchanging Window Display - changed to match/advertise special community events, special holidays, seasons, etc.