Decades-old technology was experienced by a new generation in Moose Jaw on Wednesday.

It was "Learning Day" at the Western Development Museum, with students from a number of southern Saskatchewan elementary schools in attendance.

The kids were able to try their hand at many "old-fashioned skills", ranging from butter churning and ice cream making to using typewriters and treadle sewing machines.

Museum volunteers also guided the students through the many galleries featuring planes, trains, automobiles and more.

"I learned a lot about jets, and butter, and I would like to milk a cow," said Grade Four student Tia Lecaine from Glentworth.  

Wymark's Colton Koethler practices cow milking

There was, in fact, a station where students could simulate cow milking.  As for the butter churning, students were able to get a taste of what their hard work produced. 

"I was making butter and (put it on) a cracker, and it was really good," said a proud Lecaine.  

It was a lot to take in for the students, many of whom tried to grasp just exactly how, many years ago, Saskatchewan residents used the "old-time" skills on a daily basis. 

"There was a whole bunch of old stuff," said Colton Koethler a Grade Four student from Wymark. "Likely from the eighties".

Glentworth students explore an old train at the WDM