Local Highlight – Hepburn Museum of Wheat

Hepburn Elevator Photo credit: rgdags (from their find log)

Hepburn Elevator
Photo credit: rgdags (from their find log)

One of the well-known icons of the Canadian Prairies is the old style grain elevator, or “Prairie Sentinel”.   These are sadly rapidly disappearing from Saskatchewan’s landscape.  A satellite event is being planned at the Hepburn Museum of Wheat, which is a working Pool elevator that was built in 1928.

Take a rare opportunity to step inside the elevator itself, and tour the museum in the adjoining annex building.  Learn how a grain elevator works, and the history of moving and selling grain on the prairies.  The museum focuses on the history of wheat in Saskatchewan back to the time of the pioneers, and also focuses on the Canadian Pacific Railway.

A satellite event has been planned in conjunction with the Living Skies 2014 Mega Event at the museum for Thursday, July 17th: GC50RV9 – Living Skies Hepburn Museum of Wheat Tour by b&ladventures

There is a geocache there too: GC18XTP – Museum Of Wheat by Saskgirl & Novy

To learn more please visit:

Map of the the Living Skies Mega Event in Rosthern, SK (A), and the Museum of Wheat in Hepburn. (B):

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