PORT GREVILLE – A look back at when renewal energy powered international trade is getting a facelift thanks to a $ 150,000 partnership.
The federal government announced here Jan. 25 it is investing over $98,000 into the Age of Sail Heritage Centre through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The Municipality of Cumberland County also announced it is committing $24,000, the Greville Bay Shipbuilding Museum Society is matching that amount and the Cumberland Regional Economic Development Association is providing $7,480. The funds will go toward the multi-year expansion and renovation of the Age of Sail Heritage Centre. The initial phase will see the 150 year-old building receive of refurbished lower-level, providing space of exhibits, displays, storage of artifacts, genealogy research, workshops and community gathers. When all-phases of the project are completed, the centre will span two levels themed around the Energy of Wind & Wave.
“We’re hoping to get the second portion of funding later in the year but we prepared to keep going until the project is done,” society president Ohra Colins says. “There’s a lot of work yet to do.”
(For full story, see the Feb. 5 issue of The Citizen)