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One of the best places to explore when visiting Yorkton is the Western Development Museum. It’s the largest human history museum in Saskatchewan and has four different locations across the province with collections that span almost 80,000 historical artifacts. Each location is focused on unique parts of local history, with Yorkton’s centering on stories of immigration.
The museum always has exciting events on the go, and the end of August is no exception. Keep reading for an overview of some of the upcoming events and workshops taking place at the Yorkton location that makes for a great family-friendly day trip during your local staycation.
Running now until September 6, this treasure hunt is a perfect activity to do with the kids. Follow the clues hidden around the museum’s galleries and explore artifacts from a wide variety of cultures and eras. Adventures in Time Hopping Seek and Find is free with museum admission.
This exciting workshop takes place on August 25. A collaboration between the museum and Girls Rock Saskatoon, History of Gender Roles in Rock N Roll will explore diversity and gender roles in rock and roll. Participants will also get to listen to a great lineup of music, including local Saskatchewan talent.
On August 28, learn all about the history and art of wheat weaving, including how to soak the stalks and weaving techniques—and then work on your own creations! Participants will also get to take home a design booklet and extra stalks to continue creating on their own.
For clean, conveniently located, and comfortable accommodations in Yorkton, book your stay with us here at Home Inn Yorkton. Our Saskatchewan hotel features a wide variety of spacious, stylish rooms and suites that are outfitted with excellent amenities including luxury linens, free Wi-Fi, kitchenettes, and big-screen TVs.