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.
Geografische en culturele 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.
Mandaat/bronnen van bevoegdheid
The Museum's mandate is to collect, conserve, interpret and exhibit the human and natural history of Swift Current and southwest Saskatchewan.
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.
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
Toegangen, gidsen en publicaties
January to December: Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:00; (hours subject to change)
Raadpleegvoorwaarden en -eisen
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.
All public areas of the Museum are accessible, though lacking automatic doors.
Reproductions are available for most materials. Some restrictions may exist based on condition of requested items. Fees will apply.
The Museum features a permanent gallery, temporary gallery, gift shop, and rental/meeting space.
Identificatie van de beschrijving
Identificatiecode van de instelling
Swift Current Museum
Toegepaste regels en/of conventies
ISAAR-CPF RAD ISDIAH
Niveau van detaillering
Datering van aanmaak, herziening of verwijdering
2017/10/27 - Last Revision
Maintenance is the responsibility of the Collections Officer, Swift Current Museum.
Local and Regional History (Thematic area)
Southwest Saskatchewan (Geographic subregion)
44 Robert Street West Swift Current, Saskatchewan CA S9H 4M9