The Melfort & District Museum

 

The Melfort & District Museum, located in the heart of Northeast Saskatchewan, features an extensive collection of vintage farm machinery, a Pioneer Village, and regularly changing exhibits. The museum’s collection focuses on the agricultural and social history of Melfort and area and many of the museum’s artifacts are on permanent display in the furnished Pioneer Village buildings. A large archive of photographs, documents, record books and history books and oral histories are available for genealogical research. 

We also do a lot of educational and public programming and we mark annual events such as Canada Day, Aboriginal Day, Fair Days, Pioneer Day, Culture Days, Hallowe’en Haunt and Celebration of Christmas. 

We are located at 402 Melfort Street West and we are open year-round, Monday – Friday, 9am - 5pm and Saturdays in July and August. 

We welcome everyone to come on over for coffee, take a step back in time and explore the past – we’re saving it here for you.

We have a Pioneer Village of 16 buildings plus machinery buildings and outdoor displays. Our office/main gallery is located in the Power House (pictured). We started as an adjunct to the Agricultural Society but evolved into an all-round community museum with an extensive database of 37,000   + artifacts and an ever-increasing number of archival files. Our mandate to preserve the history and heritage of Melfort and area has extended to "bring the community into our museum and take the museum out into the community".

 

 

Art Dates & Location

Dates:
July 5th – August 31st

Location:
Melfort & District Museum
401 Melfort St W
Melfort, SK   S0E 1A0
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Justin Langlois

Justin Langlois is an artist, educator, and organizer. His practice explores collaborative structures, critical pedagogy, and custodial frameworks as tools for gathering, learning, and making. He is the co-founder and research director of Broken City Lab, the founder of The School for Eventual Vacancy and curator of The Neighbourhood Time Exchange. From 2016-17, he was the City of Vancouver's inaugural Artist-in-Residence, where he was embedded with the Sustainability Group. He is currently an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean of Integrated Learning in the Faculty of Culture + Community at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, and the Lead Artist on Locals Only with AKA Artist-Run in Saskatoon, supported through the Canada Council’s New Chapter initiative. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada.

Justin Langlois was curated by Dunlop Art Gallery and exhibited in Melfort.