Funding Announced

Posted on April 4, 2017 · Posted in Museum News

The Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society is pleased to announce it has received funding from the federal and provincial governments for some exciting new projects.

Through the Canadian Museum of History’s Community Stories Investment Program, the Society has received $10,000 for the development of an online exhibit called Knee High by the First of July, which explores the development of corn forage and the growth of the dairy farming industry in the Agassiz Harrison Valley. The project will see the Society work with community partners such as the Pacific Agri-Food Research Centre, the UBC Dairy Herd Manager, District of Kent and local library and schools, for example. The online exhibit is expected to be launched in 2018.

A $7500 award from the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th will see an event series hosted at Pioneer Park commemorating Canada’s sesquicentennial. The summer series, called Our Country, Our Community: Heritage 150 in the Park, will include music and activities celebrating arts, culture and heritage within the District of Kent. The initiative is made possible by the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th, a collaboration between the Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society, the District of Kent, the Government of Canada, and extraordinary leaders from coast to coast to coast.

On January 16, 2017 the Province of British Columbia announced British Columbia | Canada 150: Celebrating B.C. Communities and their Contributions to Canada, a new funding program designed to invest $7.6 million in legacy, culture and heritage projects in communities throughout the province as part of the 150th anniversary of Canada’s confederation. The BC Museums Association administered this grant on behalf of the Province of British Columbia, with the support of Heritage BC. The Agassiz-Harrison Historical Society received $25,000 for a project called Agassiz-Harrison Museum Heritage 150 Classroom, which will see the installation of an outdoor, covered classroom installed in Pioneer Park, serving as a community gathering place.