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Souris Valley Museum


ABOUT US

The Souris Valley Museum is a regional history museum that focuses on human development and daily life in southeast Saskatchewan.

 

Mandate

The Museum provides residents and visitors of Estevan and area with an engaging depiction of the social and cultural influences and economic development of Southeast Saskatchewan through the collection, preservation, interpretation and exhibition of artifacts, images, documents and stories of significance to the region.

Objectives

o To acquire through gift, donation, and bequest, loan or purchase where necessary or desirable, items of historical significance that reflect the social and cultural influences and economic development of Southeast Saskatchewan.
o To collect, catalogue, preserve and interpret the above-mentioned items, to display and exhibit relevant items from the late 1800’s until the 1950’s.
o To engage with the community to create an interest in and awareness of the history of the social and cultural influences and economic development of Southeast Saskatchewan.
o To cooperate with and complement the existing museum facilities within the city of Estevan and surrounding communities.

Role within the Estevan Community

The Souris Valley Museum, as a public museum, strives to achieve excellence in all of its programs and activities.  Through collecting, preserving, researching and exhibiting the objects, images, documents and stories of Estevan and area’s past, the Museum cares for the history of the region.  By complimenting permanent museum displays with temporary and mobile displays, educational programming and special events, the Museum endeavours to provide knowledge and opportunities to diverse residents and visitors of all ages and aims to inspire a strong sense of identity and pride for Southeast Saskatchewan’s rich heritage.

Role within the Museum Community

The Museum, as a pioneer and settlement museum, functions in cooperation with and as a complement to existing museum facilities within the City of Estevan and surrounding communities.  The Museum will work with other museums and galleries of the region to offer unique exhibits and ensure that each cultural institution is able to maintain their intentions without conflict.  The Museum will also collaborate with other institutions, whenever possible, to offer comprehensive programming and special events to the public.