The Museum's permanent collection consists of natural history specimens and cultural objects that reflect past and contemporary life and culture in the Swift Current area. Natural history specimens include mounted animals, plants, fossils, and minerals. Cultural materials include those of First Nation origin, household objects from the early to mid-20th century, photographs, documents, and items pertaining to businesses, schools, military, sports groups, fraternal organizations, and other sectors of urban and rural community life. A partial listing of our permanent collection is available on SaskCollections. Please note that not all our collections items are listed online yet, but we are continually working on adding more.
In addition to the permanent Museum collection, an archival collection documents the history pertaining to individuals, institutions, businesses, and community organizations in the City and region. These are used for research purposes by staff and patrons, as well as for display. Holdings can be viewed on our SAIN/AtoM database.
The research collection contains a variety of books and newspapers for researching local and regional history. Publications such as Folklore, Facade, and Saskatchewan History can also be accessed. Holdings can be viewed on our LibraryThing database. For an online listing of viewable digitised editions of local newspapers, visit Saskatchewan Historic Newspapers Online.
Reproductions of photographs and documents are available for a fee, where condition permits. For more information please visit our Research & Reproduction page.