Manson's Landing exhibit to be developed in Cortes Island museum

Manson's Landing's 125th anniversary will be marked by the development of an exhibit on the Cortes Island community's origins, thanks to federal funding.

John Duncan, Conservative Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, announced funding for the Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society celebrating local heritage with the 125th Anniversary of Mansons Landing.

“Our government received a strong mandate from Canadians to invest in organizations that support local heritage, like the Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society,” said Minister Moore. “By supporting this organization, our Government is delivering on its commitment to strengthen our economy and support our arts, culture, and heritage.”

“Renovating the treasured Cortes Island Museum will ensure the building will be enjoyed for another 125 years,” said MP John Duncan. “With the ability to access archives on site and the addition of a permanent exhibit on the origins of Mansons Landing not only will this project provide long term benefits for the residents of Cortes Island and visitors alike, it will also create short and long term job opportunities."

"Without this funding to help expand the facility, many important artifacts and original documents would have been lost or destroyed,” said Nancy Kendel, Cortes Island Museum & Archives Society President. “We are very excited about creating a permanent legacy which celebrates the founding of Manson’s Landing, and honours the contributions of the Manson family to the history of Cortes Island.”

The Cortes Island Museum has received funding of $80,000 to enhance the existing Cortes Island Museum & Archives with renovations that will take place over the next two years. The construction of the archives and permanent exhibition will encourage local residents, visitors and researchers to explore and learn about the history of the community.

The Government of Canada created the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program in September 2007. This program provides Canadians with more opportunities to take part in local activities that present arts and culture and celebrate local history and heritage. This program will benefit many community events and celebrations throughout Canada this year.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Students get hands-on with their futures
Poets slam audience in Literacy Week showcase
Myrt Thompson trail to undergo soil experiment
Documentary debuts on Cortes Island
Silent visitor
West Coast Wild: Cloak & dagger with Blood and Iron
Volunteers play integral role in Victoria Foundation
Two Sooke River bridges
Small can be beautiful

Community Events, January 2015

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Jan 28 edition online now. Browse the archives.