Wallace museum seeks to replace crumbling footbridge

Andrew Wagstaff
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Wallace and Area Museum maintenance worker Jim Reeves (left) and board director Doug Perry are hoping to have a new footbridge in place for the museum's popular trail system for this summer. Andrew Wagstaff - The Citizen

WALLACE - There's more to the Wallace and Area Museum than the museum itself, and efforts are under way to keep a popular trail system on the museum property in use with the replacement of a footbridge.

The crumbling bridge, which links the museum to a small trail network named after community settlers, was closed last fall due to its deteriorated condition, and the museum's board of directors is seeking funding to replace the structure in time for the coming tourist season.

"It's very important to the museum,' explained curator David Dewar. "We can use the other side of the property for different events. It allows us to expand."

With volunteer labour, the replacement project would cost about $5,000 for materials, according to board director Doug Perry. But, o far, he has applied for four different funding grants and only received a response from one. The Municipality of Cumberland County has agreed to commit $2,500.

(For the full story, see the April 23 issue of The Citizen)

Organizations: Wallace museum, Area Museum, The Citizen

Geographic location: Cumberland County

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