Tuesday, December 22, 2009

R.C.R. Museum Getting Cash From The Feds

From the London Free Press, December 22, 2009:

The federal government is giving London’s military museum $1.5-million to finance the renovation and expansion of the facility, which could start as early as April.
Canadian Transport and Infrastructure Minister John Baird made the announcement today at the Royal Canadian Regiment Museum, located at 750 Elizabeth St.
The money, which will come from the Infrastructure Stimulus Fund, will bring the museum to its $2.3-million campaign goal.

“Canada has a proud military tradition and our government is pleased to invest in the Regimental Museum,” said Baird. “It supports preserving our history, promoting the values and telling a Canadian story.”
Upgrades to the museum will include an expanded gallery; a new space for temporary exhibits; an exhibit highlighting Canada’s role in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and current operations; and upgraded lighting, heating, and cooling systems.

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