Porcupine & District Museum


Photo courtesy of Gail Lanning, Porcupine Plain

151 Windsor Avenue, Porcupine Plain, SK  –  Phone: 306-278-2317

Porcupine Plain & District Museum has a long history in the Town of Porcupine Plain. The museum was first started in 1968/69 by Harry & Margaret Salmond and Famiy. The Salmonds had a Curiosity Shop out on their farm; they decided to donate their treasures to create a museum for Porcupine Plain and District. The Museum has since been designated as a Heritage Site.

Porcupine Plain & District Museum offers thousands of different authentic articles open to the public to come and view. It has everything — wood burning stoves, antique machinery, an antique truck, collectable dishes and cutlery, and traditional clothing, as well as a bird display showcasing hundreds of birds from the Porcupine Plain and Somme areas. There is also a display in the main building of photos, uniforms, accessories, and other artifacts pertaining to the many soldiers who settled in our area.

The Porcupine Plain & District Museum is also famous for its genuine lace pillow collection. There are only four truly authentic pillows in Canada, and Porcupine Plain is the proud guardian of one!

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The Museum also hosts a Soldier Settlement, which includes a log house, church, and schoolhouse. All are fully furnished with articles of that time.

  • The homestead log house was constructed in the 1920s by Pete Lier & Art Wagstaff. The house, along with all of the inner articles, have been preserved in the memory of the settlers.
  • The St. Anne’s – St. David’s Church was constructed in Somme in 1942 with money donated from England for an Anglican Mission.
  • The one-room Swampy Lake School was in working operation from 1936 to 1963 and educated 16 to 60 students per year.

Porcupine Plain & District Museum is an excellent place to take your family to learn more about the settlers of this district.

Admission to the Museum is Free of Charge. It is located at 151 Windsor Avenue, at the West end of Elm Street, and is open from the first Sunday in July to the long weekend of September.  Hours are:  Sunday to Thursday from 10am – 5pm .  Closed Fridays & Saturdays. (Hours are subject to change)

For More Information Contact the Museum at 306-278-2317 .  

Please click on the link to visit our website at porcupineplainmuseum.wixsite.com/porcupineplainmuseum

To view The Cordwood Days to Modern Ways book, please visit  www.ourroots.ca