|Victor Campbell was an avid enthusiast for the establishment of a museum in Humboldt, and after his retirement in 1976, he began actively pursuing this goal. Through many public meetings, volunteer work and discussions with Town Council, the Humboldt and District Museum and Gallery was created.|
Following countless hours of volunteer work in areas of research, collecting artifacts and developing exhibits, the Museum was opened to the public in 1982.
The community enthusiastically supported the museum’s development. Many people generously donated their time, talent and artifacts. The museum received a substantial boost when the collection from St. Peter’s Abbey at Muenster was donated. The St. Peter’s artifacts included one of the oldest collections of natural history specimens in the province, started in the 1920s.
The Friends of the Museum group was formed in 1994 and the Humboldt and District Museum and Gallery Public Foundation followed in 1996. The Archives within the museum operations were created in 2003 to collect and preserve public documents from the area.
With an increase in programs, events and exhibits, the museum moved to year round operations in 1999. Renovations such as the installation of an elevator in 2002 and a full-building heating, ventilation and cooling system in 2004, have made the museum an accessible, comfortable place to visit, while properly preserving the museum collection.
For more information about the Museum & Art Gallery, its programs and exhibitions, visit www.humboldtmuseum.ca.
Humboldt and District Museum and Gallery
Humboldt SK S0K 2A0