The Souris Valley (SV) Museum saw its attendance jump by about 300 people during the core part of its season this year.
An estimated 1,150 people visited the museum between the Victoria Day long weekend in May, and the Labour Day long weekend in September.
Last year the museum had about 850 visitors during the same three-and-a-half-month stretch.
Curator Katrina Howick attributed the increase to the success of their special events: their opening day in May, their Heritage Day for school children in June, and their senior social and Pioneer Fun Day, both of which happened in August.
"This year we were fully booked for all of our events, so things went really well for us," said Howick. "And we're looking forward to hopefully doing more next year."
Three Pioneer Day Camps and two Discovery Day Camps during the summer months were sold out.
And they offered private tours of the museum that attracted some people, she said.
The museum traditionally wraps up operations after the Labour Day long weekend, but this year, it will remain open until the end of September. The museum will be open from Tuesday to Saturday.
"In part, it's due to the museum separating from the chamber, having its own board, and trying to grow the museum," said Howick. "We want to serve the community better. We want to be open as long as we can."
It will be closed Sundays and Mondays. Howick said it can't remain open seven days a week, like it does in the summer, because the museum's summer staff has gone back to school.
The SV Museum will be teaming with the Estevan Art Gallery and Museum and the Estevan Public Library for a Culture Days event on Friday, September 27. Each organization will have a different event; the SV Museum will have hay rides starting at noon, and crafts and activities throughout the day.
"We've had a great season, and we've had lots of support from the community," said Howick.
The museum will close for the year on September 28.