Did you know we are open year round? You can stop by anytime!
The Souris Valley Museum is open year round. For more information about hours and admission please click below.
Souris Valley Museum Camps and Programs for Kids
The Souris Valley Museum provides camps and program for children all year. You can now register and pay online for camps and programs. Check out what we are currently offering:
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved at the Souris Valley Museum.
Buy a membership, volunteer or donate.
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How Did the Souris Valley Museum Come To Be?
History of the Souris Valley Museum
- The Souris Valley Museum was started as a project of the Estevan Tourism Committee. The Committee was appointed by the City of Estevan Council and held meetings at city hall.
- The Souris Valley Museum started when it became known that Stan Durr wanted to donate his artifacts to the city through the Tourism Committee, who had expressed interest in displaying them as an attraction to the city.
- The City of Estevan agreed to accept the collection if the Committee agreed to have them evaluated to ensure their value.
- Once the evaluation was complete, many interested residents donated money to the building project.
- A Durr relative donated $100,000.00 as he wanted to ensure that the project was completed for the community.
- The Tourism Committee raised the rest of the funds for the building project so there was no cost to the City of Estevan.
- The Tourism Committee had to find a site for the museum to be built. With the relocation of the weigh scale west of Estevan, property was available along Hwy 39 for the new building project (the old weigh scale location).
- Once the evaluation and agreements for the property were completed between the City of Estevan and the Tourism Committee, with the guidance of the Western Development Museum, the project proceeded with Committee members, Gord McMurtry and Stan Burnard overseeing the building.
- The building was successfully completed and opened in September 2001.
- The collection was installed in the museum at no cost to the city.
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