Boomtown & Around the Museum

Each year the Festival features heritage activities throughout the Museum:

12 – 5 pm  1910 Costumes
Watch for costumed Museum Interpreters throughout the Museum!

1 – 4 pm  Pioneer Demonstrations: At various times throughout the afternoon, keep your eyes open for pioneer demonstrations such as rope making, nib pen & ink, blacksmithing, “home skills”, and more!

1 – 4 pm Victorian Sculptural Beading: Houkje is a self-taught bead artist with more than a decade of full time experience. She specializes in three-dimensional flowers and insects. Sculptural glass beadwork appears to have emerged in 16th century Europe. Though the main technique used to make beaded flowers is often referred to as French, examples of the art have been found from Italy to England. The popularity of beaded flowers waxed and waned until a resurgence during the late 1800s. Another wave of popularity was in the 1960s with the publication of Making Bead Flowers and Bouquets by Virginia Nathanson.

1 – 3 pm Sleigh Rides (WEATHER PERMITTING): If you’re in the mood for a sleigh ride, have a look around outside the Museum–Weather permitting, the Saskatoon Pleasure Driving Association may be around giving sleigh rides!

1 – 4 pm Educational Talks: Head on over to the Museum’s Education Room to take in some fabulous interactive talks and presentations by notable Saskatoon historians!  Visit our Educational Talks page for more information.