March 04, 2020

A Special One Book, One Province Event At The RSM

The Royal Saskatchewan Museum’s (RSM) is celebrating March as book club month by partnering with the Saskatchewan Library Association and the Regina Public Library on One Book, One Province – a way to increase literacy and engagement through shared story.

To mark the occasion, Elder Jean Francis Oakes of Nekaneet First Nation will join Candace Savage, author of Geography of Blood: Unearthing Memory from a Prairie Landscape, to share stories from her life and speak about the majestic landscape of the Cypress Hills, Eastend, and southwest Saskatchewan; land that has been home to First Nations people for thousands of years.

“This special evening of literature, photographs and stories is a natural fit for the Royal Saskatchewan Museum,” Parks, Culture and Sport Minister Gene Makowsky said.  “From detailed exhibits in the First Nations Gallery, to the world’s largest T.rex who lay undisturbed in that same southwest corner of the province for more than 65 million years, the RSM reflects the stories of special land and the people who call it home.”

The author reading and discussion will take place in the RSM theatre on March 12 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), followed by tea and bannock.  Archival photographs from the remarkable Adrian Paton Photo Collection will be on display in the lobby.  The author will have books for sale and signing.

Other book club activities at the RSM this month include:

  • Storytime for children aged 2 to 5 and their caregivers on March 9 (St. Patrick’s Day theme) and March 23 (End of Winter theme).
  • Story books and other activities in the Paleo Pit – from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
  • Teachers visiting with their students are encouraged to check out the Book in a Bag program for K-6 featuring picture books with corresponding stops in the galleries.

For more information about the RSM, programming, or to learn how you can support the RSM’s world class research and programming, visit, Facebook (@Royal.Saskatchewan.Museum), Twitter (@royalsaskmuseum) or Instagram (@RoyalSaskMuseum).

The RSM, located at 2445 Albert Street, is open daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Admission is by $5 donation.  Visit. Donate. Discover.