Exhibits

Archival records are superb tools for telling stories.  In the exhibits and features found in this gallery, archival records from the Provincial Archives' Collection have been used to document the history of this province and its people.

We invite you to spend time browsing through these interesting and diverse exhibits, which feature amazing photographs, film and audio clips, maps, documentary art, textual records and publications from the Archives’ rich and compelling “treasure trove” of documentary heritage resources.

Archives History Timeline

This exhibit tells the story of the Provincial Archives' creation and development using pictures and archival documents.

The Regina Cyclone of 1912

This exhibit features select images from our collection which document the destruction caused by an F4 scale tornado that struck Regina on June 30, 1912.

Documenting the Dakota

This virtual exhibit highlights many of the interesting archival documents from the Provincial Archives' collections that relate to the history of the Dakota at Wahpeton Reserve.

Saskatchewan Settlement Experience

The experiences of settlers who came to Saskatchewan between 1870 and 1930, and their interaction with the indigenous population who inhabited the region, helped to define the land, the people, and the province that we know today.  Created as a companion to the Saskatchewan Homestead Index, this site examines the settlement era through textual, photographic and multi-media documents mined from the Provincial Archives’ Collection.  Teachers will love the resources which have been designed especially for use in the classroom!

The Birth of a Province – Saskatchewan 1905

This on-line exhibit and virtual educational resource center was launched in 2005 to celebrate Saskatchewan’s 100th birthday.  Through hundreds of photographs, maps, newspapers, government records and private writings, you will be transplanted back in time and learn what life was like in Saskatchewan during a time of settlement and growth.

This exhibit is available in English and French.

‘Stopped in Their Tracks’:  The 1935 Regina Riot

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Regina Riot, the Provincial Archives created this blog site, loaded with samples of records pertaining to the events of that time. It features selected images of the Trekkers, the riot and the eyewitness testimony collected from the Regina Riot Inquiry Commission.

Saskatchewan Legislative Building Time Capsule

In a grand ceremony held on October 4th, 1909 a time capsule was placed in the cornerstone of the Saskatchewan Legislative Building, then under construction.  This exhibit documents the events leading up to the placement of the 1909 time capsule and its opening over 100 years later on December 15, 2011.