Biggar Museum & Gallery recognized as Museum of the Year!!
"We are very pleased to inform you that you have been selected to receive a 2019 Rivers West District for Sport, Culture & Recreation Volunteer Recognition Award for Recreation: Museum of the Year. Nominated by Sask. Genealogical Society Biggar Branch, Rae Chamberlain. The awards presentation will be conducted at a banquet held on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019, Kyle Elks & Community Hall 6:00 PM CST. "
What a great email to recieve!! Our front lobby is full of names of those who over the decades have created this award winning museum! And, the people currently working to keeping that dream alive....these are the ones accepting the award!
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The Heintzman upright piano, built in 1913 and brought to Biggar in 1914, is now in the Biggar Museum & Gallery! This piano, along with the player piano were used in Biggar's Majestic Theatre from 1914 until the 70's and 80's.
The Hentzman was sold, and the family who purchased it, donated it back to Biggar.
The Player Piano was completely restored in the 80's and still works! You can hear it in the Majestic Theatre Exhibit in the Exhbits Gallery in the Biggar Museum.
Two significant pieces of Biggar's history are now restored and preserved in the museum for many more generations to enjoy!