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House of Souvenirs, Camera Crafts


Built in 1951 as Camera Crafts House of Souvenirs, Henry Thams operated this business for ten years. The grounds were always well maintained with ornaments, flowers, and a fountain. 


Since 1961, it has been owned and operated by members of the Zaparaniuk family as Wishing Well Gifts. Many of the souvenirs on display in the Waskesiu Heritage Museum were purchased in this store. Souvenirs from here have traveled home with vacationers from all over the world, memories of a wonderful holiday in Waskesiu. 

Read about a Honeymoon Souvenir

Heritage Moments

History greets you at every turn in Waskesiu. 

Around the townsite you will encounter signs marking heritage buildings and places of interest from the past.  Use the links below the map to connect to archival photos, historical facts, and entertaining stories connected to that place.     

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