Swift Current Museum

Identity area

Identifier

SCNSCM

Authorized form of name

Swift Current Museum

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name

Type

  • Museum

Contact area

 

William Shepherd, Collections Officer Primary contact

Type

Address

Street address

44 Robert Street West

Locality

Swift Current

Region

Saskatchewan

Country name

Canada

Postal code

S9H 4M9

Telephone

306-778-4815

Fax

306-778-4818

Note

 

Lloyd Begley, Director & Curator

Type

Address

Street address

44 Robert Street West

Locality

Swift Current

Region

Saskatchewan

Country name

Canada

Postal code

S9H 4M9

Telephone

306-778-4811

Fax

306-778-4818

Note

Description area

History

Since 1937, the Museum has collected artifacts and produced exhibitions and programming to preserve and promote the history of Swift Current and the surrounding region.

Geographical and cultural context

Swift Current is located in southwest Saskatchewan. It is situated along the Trans Canada Highway, 170 kilometers west from Moose Jaw, and 218 kilometers east from Medicine Hat, Alberta. The city is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Swift Current No. 137.

Mandates/Sources of authority

The Museum's mandate is to collect, conserve, interpret and exhibit the human and natural history of Swift Current and southwest Saskatchewan.

Administrative structure

The Museum is a department of the City of Swift Current. Previously the Museum had been governed in cooperation with a Board of Directors but now reports under the general administrative structure of the City. The Museum Director & Curator handles the institution as a whole with the Collections Officer managing the collection and archive. The Education & Public Programs Officer is responsible for the outreach and programming aspects of the Museum.

Records management and collecting policies

The Swift Current Museum serves to collect, preserve and interpret the history of the City of Swift Current for citizens and visitors. The Museum also serves as the archival repository for the City of Swift Current and private materials of enduring significance.

Buildings

Holdings

Over 10,000 objects, including photographs, video and digital images, maps and document files administered as Museum collections.

Extent: 81 fonds; 40 linear metres

Inclusive dates: early 1900s-present

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

January to December: Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:00; (hours subject to change)

Access conditions and requirements

Please contact the Collections Officer of the Swift Current Museum to make an appointment to see archival holdings as not all items are quickly retrievable and requests will need time to be fulfilled.

Accessibility

All public areas of the Museum are accessible, though lacking automatic doors.

Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Reproductions are available for most materials. Some restrictions may exist based on condition of requested items. Fees will apply.

Public areas

The Museum features a permanent gallery, temporary gallery, gift shop, and rental/meeting space.

Control area

Description identifier

SCAA-SCM

Institution identifier

Swift Current Museum

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR-CPF
RAD
ISDIAH

Status

Final

Level of detail

Full

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

2017/10/27 - Last Revision

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

  • Latin

Sources

Maintenance notes

Maintenance is the responsibility of the Collections Officer, Swift Current Museum.

Access points

Access Points

  • Local and Regional History (Thematic area)
  • Southwest Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

44 Robert Street West
Swift Current, Saskatchewan
CA S9H 4M9