Western Development Museums around the province are celebrating their 75th anniversary today. 

The museums came to be with the passing of the Western Development Museum Act on April 2, 1949, and have been providing programming for and access to western Canada's history ever since.  

Kathy Fitton, manager at Moose Jaw’s Western Development Museum, said they’re excited for today’s festivities and will be open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. “All day, on April 2, which is our actual anniversary, we’ll be offering 75-cent admission.” 

All WDM locations in the province, including Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Saskatoon, and Yorkton, are offering the 75-cent admission today, along with 75th Anniversary ‘Seek and Find’ activities.  

Fitton said that the Moose Jaw location will have a slideshow about their 75 years of history in their theatre, and if you attend during the afternoon, they’re having cupcakes at 2 p.m. 

“We’re also going to be launching a very special passport program. We’re going to be encouraging visitors to check out all four of the Western Development Museums this year.” 

Once you’ve visited all four locations in the province this year and gotten your passport stamped, you’ll get a t-shirt and be entered into a draw for a special prize draw.