Theodore Historical Museum

Theodore Historical Museum

Orignally located alongside the railroad back in the day, it has since been moved to the entrance of the village and is the local museum. The Theodore Historical Museum is located in a rare type of CPR station of the PRATT design. Built in 1902, the station now houses artifacts from the community and area, as well as items of general historical value.

The Theodore Museum Revitalization project has begun under the direction of Bruce Frederickson.  Essentially the plan is to develop the front room of the building including the kitchen area into a type of community drop in center.  The room at the north end of the museum wojuld be reserved exclusively for the museum artifacts.  The full basement area would be developed into a community recreation area which would include pool tables, shuffle board, ping pong tables etc.  We will need volunteers for almost everything in every facet of this project.  Those who can paint, artistry, calligraphy, artifact restoration, preparing word documents, making displays, welding and fabrication, printing and laminating to name a few.  
Tentative floor plans will be on display at the museum for those who wish to view them in more detail.  All donations of labor and money will be publicly acknowledged on a main board in the museum.  All donations over $20 will be issued a tax deductible receipt. If you want to be a part of restoring history - 
Contact Bruce at:
(306) 621-1276
email: brucefred@sasktel.net

Theodore Museum Restoration Project - 

The restoration work on the window and door casings has been completed and now we are working on the baseboards. These baseboards are nothing like the modern ones used in present day homes, but are 1” x 8” clear fir. Removing them without damaging them was next to impossible, as some of them split longitudinally in as many as 2 or 3 locations. With the wood being 120 years old and many of them were nailed with 3 inch finishing nails, 3 nails spaced about a foot apart, this presented quite a challenge. To repair them we had to drill holes in several locations across the 8” depth. Drill bits had to be lubricated for every hole as the wood is so hard and dense that the drill bit would smoke and burn from the friction. We had to do the same when we installed the 4 inch screws so that they didn’t strip or break off. After that the surface was given a light sanding to roughen the varnished finish. Then the holes were repaired with filler and then spot sanded. After that they receive a coat of primer and then 2 coats of paint before being reinstalled on the perimeter of the walls. In an effort to keep it as original as possible we are restoring all the door and window hardware. Next on the list will be the restoration of the original CPR artifacts including the railroad crossing sign, the signal arms and the original wooden bench from the station waiting room.

Thank you to following Donors who have helped keep this project going:
* Oct. - Dec./2021 - Ralph Urban, Grant Frederickson, Bruce & Diane Frederickson
Anonymous, Betty Karpiuk

* Jan. - Mar. 2022 - Isabell Reznik, Ann Crawford, Ralph Urban, Alvin Hornstein,
Lloyd & Marion Ockochinski

WHITESAND REGIONAL PARK

WHITESAND REGIONAL PARK is now open for the season! - Click on the online link below for more information
Whitesand Regional Park is located alongside the shores of the Whitesand River.  
PARK FEES:
Day - $6
3 day - $15
Season - $45
Call the office for camping fees / golf fees and any other information/ booking campsites:  306-272-7939 OR email whitesandregionalpark@sasktel.net
Office / Concession hours -Mon: 9am -3pm /  Tues: 9am - 5pm  / WED Closed / Thurs: 9am - 5pm / Fri thru Sunday: 9am - 8pm
*Check out Morning Yoga every Saturday morning beginning July 16 @ 9am.
*Market in the Garden on July 1st 5pm - 7pm and every Friday thru summer.
Disc Golf! An 18 target disc golf course was added to the existing golf course! Regular golfers have the right of way since they tend to hit farther. There are marked trees and red targets throughout the course. Three discs are used for play, a driver disc, midrange disc and a putter disc. They are available at the park office for use (with a deposit of $60) Once the discs are returned you are refunded the $60. Check it out!
Mini Golf is back! The mini golf course has been refurbished and ready for game time! Drop in and play a round when you get the chance! Only $2 for a round of mini golf!
Tournaments this year:
- June 11: Father's Day tournament & Steak Night
-June 24: Men's night
-July 1st Canada Day celebrations
-July 8: Ladies Night
-July 23: 50/50 tournament
-Aug. 6: Night Golf
-Aug. 27: Night Mini Golf
-Sept. 10 Members and Friends year end tournament
**HIKING TRAIL*** It encircles the entire park and is a great way to get some exercise and some great views of the outdoors! Be sure to check it out this year!
There are electrical well-treed campsites, and non-electrical sites, group camping and picnic area, Nine hole golf course, firewood, playground, showers, ice, concession, fish filleting facilities, shore fishing boat launch, and fishing licenses.
VISIT THE WHITESAND PARK ONLINE - click on the link below
- WHITESAND REGIONAL PARK LINK


- TOURISM SITES -

GOOD SPIRIT PROVINCIAL PARK

Good Spirit Provincial Park is a popular camp grounds that offers many great facilities for campers and visitors! The shallow waters and sandy, weed-free bottom of Good Spirit Lake, the central feature of this provincial park located half an hour northwest of Yorkton off Highway #229, make it a popular destination for young families. The main beach area features a creative playground and manicured lawn, a picnic area with barbecues, and a change room with showers. Hit the beach and Squish the sand between your toes as you and the kids stroll out far from shore at the main beach. Or, grab your hats and amble down the shoreline trail to the sand dunes, where wind, weather and time have created an intriguing backdrop to a beach peach perfect for private sunbathing.

Other Nearby Parks -
Madge Lake Provincial Park - 1 hr east towards Kamsack SK

YORKTON WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM

Located in Yorkton just off the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 16A West) - Open January to March: 9am - 5pm Tues to Fri....12 -5pm Weekends

Open June 20th to August 12 - 9am to 5pm daily.... August 13 - December: 9am - 5pm Mon to Fri
YORKTON WESTERN DEVELOPMENT MUSEUM link

Godfrey Dean Art Gallery - Yorkton

Godfrey Dean Art Gallery is now open to the public.
We have been closed to the public since March due to COVID-19, but the doors are now open once again. When visiting the gallery please be mindful of the personal space of others. We, along with The City of Yorkton, are increasing the sanitation of doors, and handrails within the building. By simply following the social distancing guidelines, we can continue to offer the great programming you've come to expect from Godfrey Dean Art Gallery.
The new (temporary) hours are 11am-2pm Monday thru Friday. We hope to see you soon. 
Godfrey Dean Art Gallery link

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