"When we lose a historic place, we lose a part of who we are"
"History is in our hands"
Thanks to a new partnership agreement between the Prince Albert Historical Society
and the Waskesiu Heritage Museum, the original ship's bell
from the river class frigate HMCS Waskesiu
will be on display for the summer months at Waskesiu!
The Waskesiu Heritage Museum evolved as a centennial project by a group of volunteers who have a strong love for Waskesiu and Prince Albert National Park. It opened in a small back room in the Friends of the Park Bookstore in July 2005.
The goal of the museum is to protect and exhibit the heritage of Prince Albert National Park and Waskesiu so that visitors, the community and especially today's young people may gain an appreciation of the past. (see more)
The museum is located in one half of the Friends of the Park Bookstore. Displayed are artifacts dating back to 1928 when the Park was first officially opened.
Outdoor exhibits include an original shack tent, a 1950s portable cabin, a cupola from the last fire tower to be used, and the rail cart used at the portage at Kingsmere Lake.
Heritage Day 2009
The museum also has displays at Visitor's Services and at the Hawood Inn. Make the Waskesiu Heritage Museum one of your stops while visiting PANP. Come and learn about the camping days or ask a volunteer about the cupola and railcart.
New and former volunteers are always welcome. Please contact one of the board members to see how you can help. Click here to download and print volunteer application.
Click here for contact list of museum board members.
Museum is open July and Aug from 10 am to 5pm, Sunday to Saturday. Special tours can be booked upon request by contacting the Curator or another Board member.
If you have items to donate please contact Ione Langlois or anyone on the museum board. All donations are properly catalogued before being displayed. For further information please contact the Curator, Ione Langlois, at 306-242-0883 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org