The original Victoria School (circa 1887) is widely recognized as Saskatoon’s first public building. The one-room school house was used until a larger building was constructed in 1905; it was then moved to the University of Saskatchewan grounds in 1911. In 1967 the building was restored and opened as a museum. As stewards of this Municipal Heritage Site and Provincial Heritage Property, the DCC offers interpretative youth programming, and annual public open houses.
Programming: the Little Stone School House can be booked for both school and community groups. The Diefenbaker Canada Centre's new History Travels 2017 project invites community groups to explore the school house with a museum docent for Free this fall!
The main Little Stone Schoolhouse program focuses on a historical introduction and the docent roleplaying as a school teacher. There are also add on programs such as pioneer life, based on artefacts used by pioneers, and pioneer games, based on pioneer era entertainment.
You can find more information on each of the programs here.
Contact us to book your program!