NEWS & EVENTS
Notice of SAMA Open House

Saskatchewan Assessment Management Agency (SAMA) will be conducting an open house on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at City Hall to meet individually with property owners to discuss their assessment.

[Wed June 7]
2017 Budget Release

The 2017 budget was a challenging budget requiring difficult decisions to be made to balance the budget while ensuring key programs such as infrastructure maintenance and repair and the transfer to infrastructure replacement are not compromised.

Melfort Skatepark

Quick facts about the Skatepark development process

·         June, 2016:  Council approves Phase 1 of the Spruce Haven Park Development, which includes a budget of $720,700 for the construction of a Skatepark and site servicing. See:  Press Release 

·         July, 2016:  An RFP is issued for the Skatepark Design and Development, which is awarded to New Line Skateparks Inc.

McDonald's Restaurants Coming to Stone Gate Shopping Centre

McDonald's Restaurants has purchased land in the Stone Gate Shopping Centre. The familiar site of the golden arches will be seen as you drive into the City of Melfort in the future.

 
MELFORT & DISTRICT MUSEUM


Come and explore the past with us. We’re saving it here for you!

The Melfort & District Museum is located in the heart of Northeast Saskatchewan in Melfort at 401 Melfort Street West, next to the fairgrounds. It features a Pioneer Village as well as an extensive collection of vintage farm machinery, equipment and tools that were used in the development of the agriculture industry and the settling of our area.
 
The Melfort & District Museum collection focuses on the agricultural and social history of Melfort and area. We have many artifacts on display throughout our museum, in our main building, the Powerhouse and in our Pioneer Village buildings: the Bennett pioneer house, a grist mill, a blacksmith shop, a barber shop, Rothwell School, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, a general store with doctor’s and dentist’s offices, Beatty’s Real Estate office, South Melfort Post Office, an Exhibit Hall and a working sawmill.

We also have a large archive of photographs, documents, history books, record books and oral histories available for genealogical research.

Museum Programs:

Our museum has a great summer program that includes activities for families, the Time Warp program for kids in addition to our popular Coffee and Conversation series. We provide hands-on learning about our history and our heritage.

In June of every year, we book School Tours and create hands-on learning experiences for the classes. We have Theme Boxes that school teachers may borrow to augment their curriculum in the areas of Pioneer Life, Agricultural History, and Aboriginal and Multi-Cultural Heritage.

 
Museum Events:

Melfort & District Museum hosts many events throughout the year: we participate in Back-to-the-Fifties, Canada Day, Fair Parade and Fair Days, and Celebration of Christmas. We contribute to Communities in Bloom and we host a Family Picnic, Senior's Day, Volunteer Appreciation, Old-time dances, Heritage Fashion Show & Tea and Horseshoes League. We do demonstrations in the saw mill, grist mill and blacksmith shop, and we bake bread in our outdoor brick oven.

How is your French?  Radio-Canada filmed a segment on July 5, 2011, at the Melfort and District Museum, broadcasted in all four western provinces as part of a show on the Nipawin Pike Fest, available online at the following link (forward to 4:10 on 1/4 to find the Museum segment):  http://www.radio-canada.ca/audio-video/pop.shtml#urlMedia=http://www.radio-canada.ca/Medianet/2011/CBKFT/PlaineDete201107052030.asx

 
Museum Hours:
Open:  Monday to Friday (year-round) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tours:  late May to end of August
 
Museum Admission:
We provide guided tours for everyone, whether individual or group or school tour.
Admission: By donation
School Tours: $2.00 per student
 
Contact:
Gailmarie Anderson, Curator
Street Address:   401 Melfort Street West        
Mailing Address:  Box 3222, Melfort, SK SOE 1A0
Phone: (306) 752-5870
Fax: (306) 752-5556