The general consensus of the newly-elected board of the Fort Pelly-Livingstone Museum is to build a new museum to replace the building that was destroyed by fi re in June.
“It may seem like a long time for some and shorter for others since the Fort Pelly-Livingstone Museum was destroyed by fire on June 13,” said a release from the museum board.
“On June 25 a community meeting was held at the Pelly Community Hall to discuss the aftermath of the fire and thoughts on a strategy to proceed forward,” the release said. “The annual meeting of the Fort Pelly-Livingstone Museum Association followed on July 13.
“Some of the board members, who for years put in countless hours to operate the museum, stepped aside,” it said. “The outgoing president, Clifton Abrahamson passed the torch onto Yvonne Hotzak.
“On August 4 the new board held its first meeting with a full agenda,” it said. “The positive common denominator was the good will held by all.
“The chairperson kept the heavy agenda moving along, allowing for diverse thoughts to be raised. The various standing committees were willingly filled with capable people, all knowing that the road ahead will have many challenges.
“Tough decisions will have to be made regarding the clean-up of the remains of the burnt museum. The board has many questions before it with not a lot of answers as of yet, but they will come in time. “The general consensus of the board is to build a
new museum,” the release said. Among the questions that arose were: Where would it be built? What would it look like? How would it be paid for?
“The board will be considering all options and will be working with the broader community in the decision- making process, it said.
“In the meantime we will continue to treasure the fond memories we have of the Fort Pelly-Livingstone Museum as it once was.”