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Catalogue Houses – 2018 Lecture Series

April 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Artesian 2627 13th Avenue 

A century ago, with our flourishing farms and urban centers, there was a high demand for new homes. Designers and skilled trades people were in short supply. Eaton’s, Sears and Aladdin Homes shipped thousands of homes to the Prairies by rail and they were assembled by local labour. Similar to the way we order on-line today, these kit homes could be ordered to exact specifications. Millwork, plumbing fixtures and even furniture could be included with your shipment. Heritage Regina, supported by the Civic Museum of Regina and narrated by John Robinson, will present the story of these early homes, with original advertising posters, catalogues and artifacts.

John Robinson has been in the architectural design and drafting profession since 1977, after obtaining a diploma in Architectural Engineering Technology.

Refreshments provided. A $10 suggested donation to Heritage Regina goes towards the promotion and preservation of heritage in your community. The Civic Museum of Regina is a partner of Heritage Regina.

Presented by John Robinson.


Engine 5093

Engine 5093Built in 1918, the steam locomotive, Engine 5093 is 75 feet long and weighs 287,500 lbs. It pulled passenger trains throughout Western Canada. On its final trip with 5 cars and 35 passengers, it rolled into Regina on April 25th, 1960. It was the last steam engine in Regina as railways switched to diesel.
It was acquired in 1964 and is the largest artifact owned by the museum. In 1995, it was moved to its present location at the Regina Casino.


One of the most fascinating machines devised, it was the first piece of technology on public display: steam locomotives came right into every town and all their working parts were open to view. The men who ran them were visible and accessible. (Drury G.H. 1993-Guide to North American Steam Locomotives)