Heritage Fairs

The Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan can help students with their Heritage Fair projects in the following ways:

  • Free scans:  For any student who indicates that he or she is preparing a heritage fair project, the Provincial Archives will provide you with 5 free scans of images that are already in our image bank, or 2 free scans of images or documents that are in our collection but have not been scanned.  Please use the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page to submit your requests to the Provincial Archives.
  • Provide Research Assistance:  Our archivists will try to help you find primary source evidence related to your heritage fair topic, if your project has a Saskatchewan theme.  Please use the "Contact Us" link at the top of this page to submit your requests to the Provincial Archives.  Students and parents are encouraged to start their archival research and make their requests for scans as early as possible!
  • Help Students Incorporate Primary Sources Into Their Projects: Click here to learn more about finding and incorporating primary sources into student Heritage Fair Projects.  
  • Online Resources:  Visit our virtual exhibits and learning packages, which are loaded with primary source evidence related to many different topics, including the Regina Cyclone in 1912; Saskatchewan homes; immigration to Saskatchewan; and the Regina Riot in 1935.
  • Possible Topics:  If you want to do a Heritage Fair project but you are having trouble finding a topic, you can click here to see a list of suggestions for Saskatchewan-related topics for which primary sources are available at the Provincial Archives. Please remember that these are only a few suggestions; contact us if you want to find archival sources about any other Saskatchewan topic!
  • Archives Award:  Did you know that there is an Archives Award presented at the Provincial Heritage Fair in Saskatchewan, and that the Provincial Archives of Saskatchewan is a contributor to that award? 

    Archives are a primary source – a record created or collected by an individual, organization or institution to document a particular event, activity, idea or decision. Examples of primary sources include: letters and diaries; government, church, and business records; oral histories; photographs, motion pictures, and videos; maps and land records; and blueprints. These documents illustrate a first-hand account of a time period or event.

    Innovation and creativity are strongly encouraged. An award winning student project would:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of archival (primary or original) sources available and how to use them for the project
  • Make use of archival sources and/or museum resources available for the project
  • Link information found in archival sources with their own lives (their own living heritage)
  • Students, teachers or parents who are interested in learning more about Heritage Fairs in Saskatchewan should visit the Heritage Fair webpage on the Heritage Saskatchewan website.