Ralph Allen Memorial Museum
802 Railway Avenue PO Box 90 Oxbow, Saskatchewan Canada S0C 2B0
Once a soon-to-be-abandoned C.P.R. station, citizens of Oxbow banded together to create a small prairie town museum that has received attention and interest from individuals across Canada, and from as far away as Australia and the UK.
The museum's collection includes numerous historical artifacts of Oxbow and area, featuring the area's main industries of agriculture and oil; railroading and other forms of transportation; medical equipment; geological and archaeological items; telegraph, newspaper and other modes of communication; and a wide variety of artifacts of domestic and community life, from pioneer times to more recent years.
The former train station building also has historical significance in that it was the former childhood home of Ralph Allen, one of Canada's top-flight journalists, war correspondent, magazine editor and author. Ralph Allen's father, Glenn, was the Oxbow CPR Station Agent from 1923-38.