As of July 23rd the hours for the museum have been changed back to Monday - Friday 10:00- 12:00 & 1:00 - 5:00. If any questions or concerns please call @ 1-306-629-3230 or message us on our facebook page, Morse Museum and Cultural Centre.
Summer is finally here and the Morse Museum and Cultural Center has plenty in store for you. We would like to invite you all to come and check out our gallery that is filled with new captures of our beautiful rural area by Krista Routledge. She has taken many outstanding photos that are on display and for sale. We also would like to invite you to come down and have some coffee, tea, and cookies in the company of our new employee for the summer, Dallas Gerbrandt.
Much of the programming and upgrade made at the Morse Museum over the years would not have been possible without the generous financial and logistical support received from several organizations. We would like to acknowledge their contributions and say thank you in the section below.
Sask Culture is a non-profit organization that is volunteer driven and dedicated to preserving and promoting cultural organizations and activities throughout the province. Over the years, Sask Culture has provided a wide range of services to the Morse Museum. Every year they help coordinate the Museum Grant Program (MGP). The MGP represents a substantial portion of Morse Museum's funding and is responsible for both allowing us to expand our programs and exhibits and contributing to our day to day operating expenses. On top of the MGP program, Sask Culture also provides a range of valuable programs, seminars, and promotional tools that help our humble museum maintain its professional approach and reach new audiences. Check out their website at: http://www.saskculture.ca/
The New Horizons for Seniors Program is a program offered by the Federal government dedicated to providing funding to a range of events that either benefit seniors or are directed by Seniors. New Horizons for Seniors has provided vital funding for numerous Capital projects the museum has undertaken over the years. The most recent project they contributed to was constructing a raised floor over the deteriorating concrete in the basement. Improving the flooring in the basement was a necessary first step in constructing the new 1950s Exhibit. Check out their website at : http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/seniors/funding//index.shtml
The Museum Association of Saskatchewan is the organization that coordinates and administers a wide network of museums and provides numerous services, such as technical advisors, educational and professional development courses, museum networking opportunities, publications, and promotional opportunities. Thanks to the educational and networking opportunities MAS has continuously provided over the years, The Morse Museum has been able to continue to expand its exhibits and programs in new and exciting directions. Find them online at : http://saskmuseums.org/
Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation is a Provincial Crown Agency that administers grant programs to a institutions and organizations dedicated to preserving and promoting Saskatchewan's unique culture and history. The Morse Museum has received funding in the past from Sask Heritage to assist in Capital projects to help preserve the museum building. Their most recent was the financial contribution to the Morse Museum was used to repair the parge on the outside of the building. Sask Heritage can be found online at: http://www.pcs.gov.sk.ca/SHF
The Community Initiative Fund (CIF) is a program set up by the provincial government to help administer funding to projects and organizations dedicated to strengthening and enriching community life. The CIF has generously provided funding to several projects over the year that have allowed us to expand our collection and improve our existing programs and displays. The most recent CIF donation was also used to repair the parge on the outside of the building. Community Initiatives Fund can be found online at: http://www.cifsask.org/
Young Canada Works (YCW) is a Federal program dedicated to providing job opportunities and practical work experience to Canadian students. The Morse Museum has had a long standing relationship with YCW . Their financial assistance has allowed us to hire several summer students who have made major contributions the services, events, and day to day operation of our museum. Several of our former summer employees have gone on to pursue careers in the cultural service sector. Presently, YCW is assisting us in funding our current summer student Kendall Rude. Young Canad Works website is: https://www.youngcanadaworks.ca/index-eng.cfm
Student Summer Works (SSW) is a Provincial organization that is dedicated to providing job opportunities to Saskatchewan students. SSW has contributed substantial funding to our summer employees over the year. The museum's summer students have made important contributions to our museum over the years. In addition, SSW provides the museum's board members and staff the opportunity to mentor younger employees about the importance of Morse's history, and provide some insight in what it's like to work in a museum or cultural industry. You can find out more about Student Summer Works at: http://www.studentsummerworksprogram.ca/
South West District for Culture Recreation and Sport is a community organization meant to promote and facilitate cultural, sport, and recreational events and groups. They provide a wide variety of services that range from promotional and networking opportunities, to educational seminars and services. The South West District for Culture Recreation and Sport can be found online at: http://www.gosouthwest.ca/
All these institutions have been crucial to the ongoing success of the Morse Museum both in the past and in the present. unfortunately their contributions are not always immediate recognized by the public, so we feel it is important to take the opportunity to thank them for their services. Anyone involved in a volunteer organization should take advantage of the great programs that these institutions provide.
10:00 - 12:00
Admission is Free Donations are welcome!
Morse Museum was originally a school house built in 1912. It started out as a four room building, but later, in 1926 two more rooms were added.
After the new school was built on and the old building was no longer needed, a group of locals got together and a board was made. This former school building was designated Municipal Heritage Property in 1981. Thus began what is now known as the Morse Museum and Cultural Centre.