Former Eaton Internment Camp – Heritage Designation
The Sask. Railway Museum site, known as Hawker, was formerly known as Eaton and was an internment camp for “illegal aliens” in 1919. This change of name was discovered several years ago and led to the designation of the museum site as a Heritage Site by the R.M. of Corman Park, where the museum is located.
In 2004, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress of Saskatchewan in conjuction with the Prairie Centre for the Study of Ukrainian Heritage, built and erected a monument to commemorate the site.
In 2018, the UCC, the PCUH, and the Saskatchewan German Council erected an interpretative plaque in four languages, along with a reflective bench beside the monument. Together, the four partners, including the SRM, dedicated a garden to the site. This new addition was commemorated in a recognition ceremony.
In 2022, the four partners agreed to establish a permanent indoor exhibit to recognize and commemorate the history of the location, as one of many internment camps across Canada.
A new permanent interactive exhibit commemorating this camp was opened in June of 2022. Come by for a visit!
This website and exhibit was built with the assistance from: