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WDM’s Coffee Club to learn how Christmas celebrated a century ago

The WDM's next Coffee Club get-together will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m.
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The Western Development Museum will feature a special Christmas program for its Coffee Club members on Dec. 18. Photo supplied

The Western Development Museum’s next Coffee Club get-together will feature a short program about how Christmas was celebrated more than 100 years ago on the Prairies.

The Coffee Club will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. and fill feature a more streamlined version of the family program, “A Christmas Long Ago,” which will also be presented to schools and the public in December.

This abbreviated program will feature only the story portion — no crafts — to accommodate the timeframe and general audience of the club. Attendees will learn how the festive season was celebration in Saskatchewan more than a century ago, as they travel back in time to grandmother’s house in rural Saskatchewan to hear how grandmother and grandfather prepared for their Christmas company and see what types of gifts were given.

The program will feature a photo slideshow as well as hands-on artifacts that visitors can touch. Following the program, guests can enjoy coffee and cookies.

Since space is limited, anyone interested in attending should RSVP prior to Tuesday, Dec. 17 by calling 306-693-5989 or emailing

It will cost $3 to drop in; WDM members get in free.