Funding to be announced for Ottawa House museum

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More than $300,000 expected from federal program

Ottawa House By-the-Sea Museum in Parrsboro will receive more than $300,000 in federal government funding towards its restoration campaign, with an announcement from Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong expected on March 21.

PARRSBORO – The campaign to restore Ottawa House By-the-Sea Museum is about to get a large boost.

A funding announcement will take place at the historic Parrsboro museum on March 21 from Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong, who is expected to announce more than $300,000 for the project.

“We’re pretty excited,” said Colin Curleigh, president of the Parrsborough Shore Historical Society, which operates the museum. “It’s for the restoration of Ottawa House and the modernization of the museum.”

A lot of work will be required from the volunteers involved with the campaign, however, as the federal funding will have to be matched by local fundraising, according to Curleigh. He is hopeful that other grants and in-kind labour can be used towards this end.

The federal funding will come from the Building Communities through Arts and Heritage Program.

The Parrsborough Shore Historical Society has been working on the restoration campaign for several years

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Organizations: Ottawa House, Parrsborough Shore Historical Society, Sea Museum Parrsboro museum Building Communities

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