Lanark, ON – Over the years, the Middleville and District Museum has become a popular destination for residents and visitors alike who want to learn more about the community’s past. And to help the museum remain a vital part of the area in the long-term, some upgrades were needed. Thanks to a $24,900 Capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) last year, the museum has upgraded its plumbing and electrical systems, and made the building more accessible.
“I am grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for extending the Middleville Museum’s ability to continue being a fantastic historical resource for the community and visitors, and fostering the opportunity for an expansion of the community programming and events that the Museum hosts. The dedication of the Museum volunteers and supporters is a testimony to the value of commitment,” noted Randy Hillier, MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston.
The work done with the OTF grant has created a more comfortable environment at the museum for visitors who come to see its extensive rural village and agricultural exhibits, and for genealogists who use the museum’s family and local history archives. The grant also helped make needed accessibility upgrades to the kitchen and washroom. As well, a generous neighbour has donated an acre of land which will be used to build a parking lot, create accessible parking and allow for room for a bus to pull up near the front entrance.
Thanks to this work, Middleville Museum will be able to offer a greater range of programs, demonstrations, classes, book launches and guest speakers’ series. A program that’s already underway is one that involves Grade 3 Pioneer Studies. For more information on this initiative and more, please visit:www.middlevillemuseum.org
Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for supporting the Museum’s efforts to be an inclusive, informative, creative outlet for the community. Please note, the Museum is closed until May 2021.
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. OTF awarded $115 million to 644 projects last year to build healthy and vibrant communities in Ontario. www.otf.ca
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Middleville and District Museum
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