Photo: Representatives from the Peace River Regional District and the Historical Society unveil the plaque at the North Peace Museum on Wednesday – (L-R – Director of Area ‘C’, Arthur Hadland, Chair of the Peace River Regional District, Karen Goodings, and President of the North Peace Historical Society, Evelyn Sim) – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca
The North Peace Museum unveiled a permanent thank-you card on Wednesday afternoon.
The museum has been undergoing a transformation ever since May, when representatives broke ground on the six-phase renovation.
In June, the Peace River Regional District granted $150,000 to construct ‘phase two’ of the building. The project was funded by Area’s B and C, which both contributed $75,000. That renovation expanded the gift shop and added meeting rooms, which are now almost complete.
President of the North Peace Historical Society, Evelyn Sim, helped unveil a plaque on Wednesday, thanking the PRRD for its contribution.
Phase one involved a 50′-by-60′ expansion of the current building. Sim says the added space is currently vacant, but the museum plans to fill it up with collections as soon as possible.
There are four phases left. Phase three will redesign the entire building and likely cost $350,000. Sim says phases four through six include exterior renovation and interior design projects.
So, the museum is accepting donations towards the upcoming renovation projects. To make a donation, drop by the museum on 100th street, or call 250-787-0430.
Photo – The plaque reads, "To commemorate the opening of the Fort St. John North Peace Museum P.R.R.D Wing, solely funded by Electoral Area B and C, December 2, 2009"- Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.ca