Exhibits and Events: Permanent Exhibits
The museum exhibits interpret Humboldt’s collective story throughout three floors of exhibits that are routinely changed to incorporate different artifacts and various themes.
Humboldt Telegraph Station: The top floor of the museum is dedicated to the history of the Humboldt Telegraph Station. Built in 1878, the telegraph station was instrumental in the development of western Canada. Visitors can step inside a log cabin to catch a glimpse of life in the station, complete with early telegraphy equipment. Kids can tap out the dots and dashes of Morse code on the interactive telegraph computer station. Next, step out of the cabin for a panoramic view of the Humboldt landscape and learn about the military role of the station during the uprising at Batoche in 1885. For further information about the Humboldt Telegraph Station, please view our online exhibit on the Virtual Museum of Canada’s website.
St. Peter’s Colony: Humboldt is located within St. Peter’s Colony, founded in 1903 by the Benedictine Monks. Humboldt was influenced by the spiritual guidance of the Benedictines, the educational role of the Ursuline Sisters and the health care provided by the Sisters of St. Elizabeth. Journey through faith to discover the religious impact of these groups on the Colony.
Country School: Sit yourself down in a desk in our one-room school display, complete with wood burning stove. You are ready to learn about reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic with your slate and ink well at your desk. Pay attention and be good, there’s a strap on the teacher’s desk.
Pioneer Home: View the rooms of a pioneer home – kitchen, parlour, dining room. The kitchen is equipped with everything you’ll need for pioneer life--a wood burning stove, cream separator, butter bowl, ice box and washboard.
Humboldt Businesses: Take a stroll through our various exhibits of Humboldt businesses – such as the Stebbings Barber Shop, Sutherland Law office, Gasser’s Drug Store, Dr. Heidgerken’s dentist office, photography studio and Brusers General Store (photo bottom left).
Sports Hall of Fame: Hey sports fans, check out the array of trophies, team jackets and jerseys from your favourite Humboldt teams, including the 2003 Royal Bank Cup champion the Humboldt Broncos.
A Unique View of Nature: Take a close up look at a bald eagle, golden eagle, pelican or loon. The natural history collection also includes a variety of ducks, hawks and owls (photo bottom right).