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  • Heritage Regina and Museum partner on Lecture Series - Spanish Flu of 1918

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    A gurney from the museum's collection sets the stage for the interactive lecture.

  • Heritage Regina and Museum partner on Lecture Series - Spanish Flu of 1918

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    From the collection
     

  • Heritage Regina and Museum partner on Lecture Series - Spanish Flu of 1918

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Demonstration of how quickly the Spanish Flu spread. One group of audience members was declared infected and stood up. Since they had earlier shaken hands with their ‘neighbour’, those folks were also infected... God rest their souls.

  • College Avenue Campus Restoration - 2018 Lecture Series

    Tuesday, February 6, 2018

    The Artesian 2627 13th Avenue

    Join Heritage Consultant Donald Luxton for an illustrated talk on the historic College Avenue Campus, including its history, decline and current renewal. The history of the site dates back to the establishment of Regina College in 1911, the subsequent construction of Darke Hall and the establishment of the University of Regina. Long neglected, this significant Collegiate Gothic campus is undergoing a comprehensive five-year rehabilitation that will result in a complete renewal, including its historic interior spaces. This talk will cover all aspects of the project including the work completed to date, and that anticipated over the next three years.

    Donald Luxton is the principal of a leading western Canadian heritage and cultural resource management firm, and over the last thirty years his wide-ranging career has included the development of municipal planning programs, the restoration of numerous heritage buildings and the development of many significant cultural facilities. Donald’s expertise, interest and accomplishments as an author, educator and practitioner have been recognized and acknowledged through numerous awards, including the Heritage Canada Achievement Award in 2003 and a number of literary prizes including a BC Book Prize in 2004.

    He is currently acting as the Heritage Consultant for the College Avenue Renewal.

    Refreshments provided. A $10 suggested donation to Heritage Regina goes towards the promotion and preservation of heritage in your community.

    Presented by Don Luxton.

  • Heritage Regina Lecture Series Catalogue Homes

    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    Catalogue Homes image

    The Civic Museum of Regina is pleased to co sponsor a Heritage Regina Lecture Series, Catalogue Homes on Thursday January 18th - 7:00 pm at the Artesian, 2627 13th Avenue. John Robinson with Robinson Design will present the story on these early homes, with original advertising posters, catalogues and artifacts. 

    Read CBC News article

     

  • Annual General Meeting set for April 19, 2017

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017

    Our AGM will be held on Wednesday April 19th at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral Neighbourhood Centre, 2900 13th Avenue in Regina.

    Everyone welcome.

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    For further information, contact:

    Rob Deglau, President, Board of Directors 
    Civic Museum of Regina 
    P: 306.535.4999 
    E: robdeglau@gmail.com

  • Civic Museum launches new operating model

    Tuesday, July 5, 2016

    After months of community and partner engagement, the Civic Museum of Regina (CMoR) will be adopting a more contemporary model of museum – an approach that will focus on being a ‘story-driven’ museum to maximize sharing of information about its extensive artifact collection.

    CMoR, with the support of the City of Regina, contracted Ken Alecxe, past CEO of SCN Television and Heritage Saskatchewan, to consult with stakeholders on various museum models. The overwhelming result was to develop a Contemporary Eco-museum whereby a museum without walls is created.  Simply put, it is the development of a heritage museum that engages the entire city and creates space for both public viewing and community engagement.  This becomes an opportunity to partner with numerous stakeholders, like-minded organizations, business and the entire community, in sharing our collective history.  This will be achieved through using traditional artifacts and sponsored satellite exhibits in existing spaces to engage a larger audience.  The community becomes the museum – from installations in the City Hall foyer to the new Mosaic Stadium; from shopping malls to seniors’ homes – the Museum will engage citizens where they work, live, shop and socialize.

    Rob Deglau, President of the museum, says “This new model is quite exciting!  With the City of Regina’s first ever cultural plan in place, we feel the museum is well positioned to contribute in a new meaningful way to the citizens of Regina and we have already begun the development of partnerships, exhibits and programming that will begin appearing throughout the city.” 

    Click here for the Feasibility Study and Business Plan Final Report.

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    For further information, contact:

    Rob Deglau, President, Board of Directors 
    Civic Museum of Regina 
    P: 306.535.4999 
    E:  robdeglau@gmail.com

  • News Release - Museum Established in 1959 - Closing

    Friday, August 14, 2015

    After 55 years of preserving the history of the city, The Civic Museum of Regina (formerly The Regina Plains Museum) will be closing its doors to the public August 31st, 2015 and will be permanently dissolved by December 31st, 2015.

    The museum is member-based, registered charity and has been unable to secure core-operating funds. The decision comes after working with the City of Regina for several years in hopes to avoid closure.

    “Without sustainable operating funds, we are unable to meet financial obligations,” said Rob Deglau, President of the Civic Museum of Regina.

    The closing comes at an unfortunate time in the Museum’s history.  In 2013, operations were moved from the temporary space on Scarth Street, to the larger and more economical current location on Broad Street.  The move allowed for more of the collection to be enjoyed by the public and for the entire collection to be stored safely under one roof.

    "The Civic Museum of Regina is the only museum in the city with a mandate to collect and preserve the artifacts that tell the story of historic development of Regina and of the people who helped form this capitol city,” Said Deglau, “unfortunately, our museum receives less annual operational funding than other civic museums in Saskatchewan such as Swift Current, Moose Jaw and Prince Albert.”

    The Civic Museum of Regina is a premier civic institution seeing a 100% increase in attendance year over year since relocation and had anticipated continued growth.

    The museum was founded as the Plains Historical Museum in 1959 and, to date, stewards approximately 19,000 civic artifacts including one of the few buffalo hide presses still in existence and a stained glass window that survived the 1912 tornado.  All of the artifacts are held in public trust.

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    For further information, contact:

    Rob Deglau, President, Board of Directors 
    Civic Museum of Regina 
    P: 306.535.4999 
    E:  robdeglau@gmail.com

    Scott Cheston, Vice-President, Board of Directors
    Civic Museum of Regina
    P:  306.529.7443
    E:  scott.cheston@sasktel.com