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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.

  • St. Patrick's Orphanage, 1908

Canada's British Home Children Almost Forgotten - Almost


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Prince Albert Historical Museum

10 River Street E

Prince Albert, SK



Offered in English.

Wheelchair accessible.


Between 1869 and 1948, an estimated 100,000 children were sent to Canada from Great Britain as indentured farm labourers and domestic servants. Their average age was 12. Seventy of the children were placed in an orphanage in Prince Albert. Learn their history.

The afternoon presentation is led by Susan Brazeau and Joan (Champ) Brewerton. Susan is a researcher, author, educator and speaker. She published her Master's Thesis on British Home Children in 2014. Joan is a columnist in the Rural Roots and has written "Shattered Lives" which focuses on the 70 children sent to St. Patrick's Orphanage. Joan is the retired CEO of the Western Development Museum.

The presentation will take place at the Historical Museum starting at 2pm.

Seating is limited to 25 - please contact the Historical Museum to register.



Prince Albert Historical Society

The Prince Albert Historical Society operates the Prince Albert Historical Museum; Evolution of Education Museum; Rotary Museum of Police and Corrections; and the John and Olive Diefenbaker Museum, a National Historic Site, in partnership with the City of Prince Albert. The Bill Smiley Archive is housed at the Historical Museum and is available for public research.

The museums and archive are available year round. Please visit our website for current times and fees.

This event is part of a hub:

Heartbeat of the North - Prince Albert Culture Days

City of Prince Albert Prince Albert, SK

Prince Albert get ready for Culture Days 2023! There will be FREE events and programs over the three weeks for you to enjoy. Our goal is to get as many new participants in arts and culture in P.A. as we can.