The Rotary Museum of Police and Corrections and the Evolution of Education Museum are two historical building museums operated by the Prince Albert Historical Society. They are located on the south edge of Prince Albert, adjacent to the Tourism Centre.
Rotary Museum of Police and Corrections
The Rotary Museum of Police and Corrections building was originally a guardhouse for the F Division of the Northwest Mounted Police and was located on the Barracks site on 10th Avenue West between 19th and 24th Street. The building was built around 1888. It was donated to the Historical Society in 1972 and opened as a museum in 1985 by a group of interested individuals.
In this building, Saskatchewan Provincial Police, North-West Mounted Police / Royal North-West Mounted Police / Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Saskatchewan Penitentiary, Prince Albert City Police, and Provincial Corrections histories are highlighted.
During the summer opening season, a tour guide will show you artefacts and archival documents which tell the story of law enforcement in Prince Albert and Western Canada since 1884. Off-season visits to the museum from September to April require an appointment. Please contact the Historical Museum during regular business hours to arrange a tour.
The Evolution of Education schoolhouse was originally located in the Claytonville district approximately 24 km (15 miles) northeast of Prince Albert. It was constructed in 1920 and used as a school until 1963. This building is a fine example of the one room school houses which dotted the prairies in the mid-twentieth century. In 1989, the University Women’s Club of Prince Albert opened the museum to the public. It was not until 2005 that the Historical Society took over operations.
This building tells the story of early rural schooling and some of the first teachers in Prince Albert.
During the summer opening season, a tour guide is available to show you artefacts and archival documents which tell the story of how students were taught in the early 1900’s. Off-season visits to the museum from September to April require an appointment. Please contact the Historical Museum during regular business hours to arrange a tour.
Evolution Of Education Museum