The Trail Historical Society is pleased to announce that is has received $75,000 through the B.C. | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities funding stream towards heritage spaces in the Riverfront Centre. The application, submitted in February 2017, requested funding to assist with the design and fabrication of the three exhibit galleries in the new museum.
“This is a considerable contribution to our fundraising efforts,” said Jamie Forbes, President of the Trail Historical Society, following the announcement on April 2, 2017. “Timing is everything when funding programs have quick deadlines. The Trail Historical Society was well prepared for this unexpected source of funding and submitted a strong case for support. We are thrilled to see this kind of support for local heritage from the provincial government.”
The BC Museums Association, based in Victoria, received 417 applications totaling more than $26 million in requests. “We are truly excited about the lasting legacies that will created through this funding. Through this investment, culture and heritage will be honoured today and enjoyed by future generations. B.C.’s museums and heritage sector – which contributes greatly to our province’s economy and quality of life – will also be strengthened,” said David Alexander, President of the BC Museums Association.
The Trail Historical Society is fast-approaching its fundraising goal of $300,000 towards exhibit costs and continues to seek other opportunities for funding. Donations to the campaign can be made securely online at www.TrailHistory.com.