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Research and Publications

Learn more about Saskatchewan’s past through the Heritage Conservation Branch’s publications and research listed below.


Archaeological Burial Management Policy – this Ministry provides for the efficient and respectful handling of exposed human skeletal material not found in a recognized cemetery or otherwise identified in accordance with s.65 of The Heritage Property Act and the protocols and procedures set out in this policy.

Avocational Archaeology Field Manual – assists individuals, who are not professionally trained, interested in recording the past using conventional archaeological methods. 

Conserving Your Historic Places: A Guide for Communitiesprovides an overview of the heritage conservation process in Saskatchewan. 

Creating Community Heritage Programs for Municipalities – helps local governments create effective heritage conservation programs.

Developing Your Heritage Inventory: Communitiesa guide to assist communities in creating inventories of their local histories.

Grave Sites of Saskatchewan Premiers – commemorate the graves sites of Saskatchewan’s first nine Premiers. 

Heritage Benefits Brochures – examines how the preservation, rehabilitation and ongoing use of historic buildings stimulates the economy and preserves our local cultural heritage.

Historic Buildings: Modern Uses – examines different historic buildings in Saskatchewan to illustrate the economic, environmental, and social benefits of rehabilitating historic sites for modern uses.

Municipal Heritage Property Designation Guideoutlines the key steps involved in municipal designation, answers common questions, and offers suggestions on how to make designation and heritage property management as easy as possible.

Petite Ville – 2010 was the Year of the Métis. Learn more about their contributions to Saskatchewan by reading about Petite Ville, a provincial designated village from the 1870s.

Provincial Heritage Property: Preserving Our Sense of Place – this booklet profiles the 50 properties that, as of 2011, had received designation as a Provincial Heritage Property.

Visitor’s Guide to Heritage Sites of a Special Nature – Sites of a Special Nature (SSNs) are considered especially significant and are afforded special protection under The Heritage Property Act. SSNs include burials, rock art, medicine wheels, boulder effigies and other boulder monuments. There are specific policies regarding the treatment of these fragile and unique sites.

Research and Reports

Architectural Heritage of Storey and Van Egmond - A report and inventory of the buildings designed by the prolific Saskatchewan architectural firm of Storey and Van Egmond.

Heritage and Museums Market Study - conducted in 2006 by Sigma Analytics for the Museums Association of Saskatchewan in partnership with the Heritage Conservation Branch. 

Historic Places in Saskatchewan Municipalities - presents the results of a survey of Saskatchewan municipalities looking at the types of heritage activities that municipalities are involved in and the challenges they face in protecting and promoting historic places within their jurisdictions.

Saskatchewan Hospital, North Battleford

Saskatchewan Ministry of Parks, Culture and Sport Heritage Survey 2014 - a survey of Saskatchewan residents regarding their perceptions of heritage conservation.

Saskatchewan Road and Railway Bridges to 1950 - an inventory and historical overview of pre-1950 bridges in Saskatchewan. 

Stone Circle Final Report 1995 - A summary of the 1993 Saskatchewan Association of Professional Archaeologists conference held in Regina concerning the treatment of stone circle sites within the province.

Survey of Historic Places in Saskatchewan Municipalities - Includes methodology and survey results for historic places in Saskatchewan municipalities.

Valley View Centre, Moose Jaw

  • Research report: 35-page report outlining the history of the Saskatchewan Training School.
  • Timeline of Events: Chronological overview of significant dates and events. 

Women's Organizations in Saskatchewan - examines the activities a number of women's organizations in Saskatchewan including the Woman's Christian Temperance Union, YWCA, Homemakers' Clubs, and The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire. 

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