The Marr Residence is the oldest house in Saskatoon still standing on its original site. Built by Alexander (Sandy) Marr in 1884, it was one of the first substantial houses to appear in the original Temperance Colony of Saskatoon. Mr. Marr brought his wife and family west; drawn by the lure of homestead land and a chance to make a living in the new colony. The house and property was acquired by the City of Saskatoon in 1979 and restored to show what domestic life was like in early Saskatoon. Today, the house also features an exhibit on the relationships between settlers and First Nations during the Northwest Resistance of 1885. A second floor bedroom is dedicated to telling the story of the use of the house as a Field Hospital during the Resistance.
The Marr house and garden is open for programs, workshops and tours throughout the year. Further information can be obtained by calling 652-1201 or by checking the events calendar to the right. Admission is by donation.
Performed by John D. Huston
November 29, 30
December 1, 2
Enjoy a cozy evening with Mr. Dickens at this Victorian House Concert.
John Huston’s 25th season touring Dickens.
Seasonal refreshments will be served at intermission.
7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Tickets $20.00, payable in advance Phone 306-652-1201
or Order by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are extremely limited, so purchase early to avoid disappointment.
During the summer season opportunities exist for volunteers to assist in the garden or to help with summer tours and weekend events. If you are interested in finding out more on how you can volunteer at the Marr visit the About Us tab on this site or call us at 306-652-1201.