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Virtual Coffee Club- The Great Depression


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Western Development Museum

Yorkton, SK

Directions: Please visit our website to pre-register.



Offered in English.


In Saskatchewan, the decade between 1929 and 1939 has many names - the ‘big drought’, the ‘dust bowl’, the ‘dirty thirties’, the ‘hungry thirties’, and the ‘Great Depression’. For 10 years, Saskatchewan was hit with disaster after disaster.

Come join us for a virtual presentation to learn about this devastating decade that affected every age group, nationality, and gender. On the farm and in the city, everyone had to learn to live with dust and the events of this period of history led many to live in poverty.

Please visit our website to pre-register for this virtual event.


Western Development Museum

Located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories and the Homeland of the Métis, the Western Development Museum (WDM) is the largest human history museum in Saskatchewan. With a collection of over 75,000 artifacts ranging from pins to locomotives and four locations in the province, the WDM shares the Saskatchewan story from the beginning of settlement to present day.

Each museum location focuses on different aspects of Saskatchewan history – transportation in Moose Jaw, farm and rural life in North Battleford, 1910 Boomtown and innovation in Saskatoon and stories of immigration in Yorkton. The WDM also has a Corporate Office located in Saskatoon for administrative and curatorial functions as well as collections storage.


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Culture Days Yorkton

Angelina Kardynal, Culture Days Yorkton Yorkton, SK

Culture Days Yorkton is a 3 week celebration of art and culture in our community. Join in the celebration September 23rd through October 16th, 2022. Find out more! Contact Angelina Kardynal at 306.621.5180.