Welcome With Open Arms
The Duck Lake Historical Museum Society is a non-profit charitable organization. The Society operates the Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre. Our collection was started in 1959 by local resident Fred Anderson who set up the first Duck Lake Historical Museum in the North West Mounted Police jail.
The Regional Interpretive Centre invites you to experience life from days gone by - from the every day struggles of the Pioneers, to the devastating impact that the near extinction of the buffalo had on the First Nations, and to the harsh aftermath of the North West Resistance for the Metis.
We would like to announce the completion of the 20th Anniversary Cookbook "Memories Made in the Kitchen". This project was started in 2011 and includes wonderful recipes and stories about the people who used them. Thank you to everyone who assisted and participated in this project.
To purchase your copy please call or stop by the DLRIC. Copies just $17.00 taxes included.
Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre!
The first museum was opened July 13th, 1960 in the tiny NWMP jail. From there the Duck Lake Museum moved to the old Victoria School building. The collection grew as did the history around the collection and with the diligent work from a group of organizers and the countless hours of fundraising from the community The Duck Lake Regional Interpretive Centre was built. This architecturally unique building was built specifically to properly house the Duck Lake Historical Museum Society's substantially unique collection and to interpret the stories surrounding the history of the community. The doors opened in 1991. Since then the Interpretive Centre has seen extraordinary growth and development including the building of the boardwalk display, completion of the tower exhibits, Tracking Aboriginal Beadwork exhibit, wall exhibits within the gallery, the 125th Commemoration of the Battle of Duck Lake, countless official gatherings and much more.
For more information on the various events and information about the sites of the 1885 Resistance go to www.trailsof1885.com .
Book your tour group now for the 2012 season!
Walk-ins welcome however preference will be given to those who have pre-booked times. If you prefer a guided tour it is just $1.88/student for groups of 12 or more.
Tours and Groups Welcome Year Round!