Cumberland County Heritage Network Society

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New Exhibit Space at the Fundy Geological Museum

Karen Dickinson, Chair of the Cumberland Gelogical Society welcoming guests to the Museum

Yesterday was a big day for the Fundy Geological Museum. On December 15th, the Government of Canada, as part of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Innovative Communities Fund and the Province of Nova Scotia, through the Department of Tourism, Culture and Heritage and the Department of Community Economic Development, announced that they will contribute a total of $1,000,000 to aid in the ongoing refurbishment of the museum. MP Scott Armstrong, on the behalf of Minister Peter MacKay announced an investment of $400,000 while MLA Lenore Zann, on the behalf of the Honourable Percy Paris announced the provincial contribution of $550,000. Work on the museum will be ongoing throughout the winter months with an opening of new exhibits planned for the 2010 tourism season. All the members of the Cumberland County Heritage Network wish to congratulate the good folks of the Fundy Geological Museums and wish them all the best in the work ahead.

(from right to left) MP Scott Armstrong (Cumberland – Colchester – Musquodoboit Valley), CGS Chair, Karen Dickinson, MLA Lenore Zann (Truro - Bible Hill), Museum Curator, Ken Adams, MLA Murray Scott (Cumberland South).

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