St. Brieux Museum
Located East of the St. Brieux Church on Barbier Drive.
ST. BRIEUX MUSEUM WILL BE OPEN FOR THE SUMMER OF 2021
OPENING DATE: SUNDAY, JUNE 20, 2021
TIME: 11:00AM TO 4:00PM
WE WILL BE OPEN ON SUNDAYS STARTING FATHER’S DAY , JUNE 20TH. CLOSING DATE WILL BE SEPTEMBER 5TH.
DUE TO COVID, THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE TOURING THE MUSEUM AT ONE TIME WILL BE RESTRICTED TO TWO (2).
FAMILY BOOKINGS ARE WELCOME BUT WILL BE RESTRICTED TO ONE (1) HOUSEHOLD AT A TIME. MASKS ARE MANDATORY.
TOURS THROUGH THE MUSEUM CAN BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE AND ON ALTERNATE DAYS.
CONTACT: 306-275-4802 (JEANNETTE)
History of St. Brieux Museum:
The first Bretons to this region of Saskatchewan built a cavalry cross at what they referred to as the ‘plaine’. A log church was also constructed immediately but much closer to the lake. The church served as a chapel, where mass was said, a residence for the priest and a post office. A piece of the log from the church is on exhibit in the priest’s office.
A new and much larger church was built from 1916-1918, when it was blessed by the Bishop. The corner stone is inscribed with the date 1916. Because of the Great War, the church was not finished or furnished until 1918. The rectory, which is the present museum was built in 1919, during the time of Father Barbier, a Parish priest from 1911-1926 who replaced Father LeFloch. An addition was added in 1930 or 31. The priest’s office was the kitchen at one time and the present kitchen, maid’s quarters and dining room were added on later. The altar was where the present washroom was installed and the church-goers entered and exited through the French doors. This larger amount of space was needed since the rectory served as a retreat for the priests of Ste. Marie de Tinchebray, a congregation originating in France.
The rectory was sold to a parishioner in 1967 and a new rectory was built to the west of the church. The old rectory eventually became a Senior Citizen’s Center, and later was turned over to an interested group of citizens who transformed it into the museum you see today.
St. Brieux Drama Club
Interested in joining? Call Trevor Lindenbach
St. Brieux Regional Park
Phone # (306) 275-2255
St. Brieux Golf Course
Phone# (306) 275 -4433
St Brieux Branch of the Wapiti Regional Library
Summer Hours (July 2nd- August 28th, 2019)
Mark your calendars:
July 3- Board Games
July 10- Lego Kits
July 17- Cod-a-pillars and cube-lets
July 31- Button Making
August 7- Robot Mice
August 21- 3D Pens
*Please pre-register for all summer activities with Mrs. Piatt*