The Western Development Museum (WDM) in Moose Jaw was a busy place on Wednesday as they held their annual Museum Learning Day.FullSizeRender

Unlike most visits to a museum, students are able to try hands on learning with tools and supplies that were used many years ago, such as using a typewriter old style sewing machines, and many others.

"It's a great way to inspire them to think historically from a young age and get them interested in some heritage skills," explained Karla Rasmussen with the WDM. "If we don't encourage young people to get involved, look at these things and think 'hey, I could do that myself, I want to be a volunteer at a museum'. We're going to lose some of these skills over time because a lot of our seniors are getting to that point now where they're not physically able to come out and do these demonstrations for us."

Thanks to the many volunteers and organizers, over 300 children in Kindergarten to Grade 6 from Moose Jaw and surrounding communities were able to enjoy over 19 activity stations throughout the morning.

Some of the special guests included the local Spinners Guild, one of our Vintage Air Restorers, our talented blacksmith, student pilots from 15 Wing Moose Jaw, and members of the Regina Astronomical Society.

 

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