Museum expansion begins on Tuesday

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Photo: Mayor Bruce Lantz helps members of the Museum Board to dig the first shovel of dirt, marking the beginning of the expansion – Christine Rumleskie/

After twenty years of fundraising, the Fort St. John/North Peace Museum finally kicked off its expansion on Tuesday.

The Museum held a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 o’clock and, museum manager Daria Dolsen says, the expansion is the first of six steps, to reinvent the museum.

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Over the past two decades, about $350,000 has been raised toward the expansion, including a $100,000 provincial gaming grant. The first phase will involve a 50-by-60 foot addition to the existing building, allowing for more exhibits.

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Current plans call for the phase to be completed sometime in the fall and, for more information, or to make a donation toward the other five phases, you can call 250-787-0430.

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