The East Coulee Museum has garnered a large amount of support from the valley.

They are preparing to install a new roof and have received donations from community members and businesses.

"We've started phase 1, we've just had a few small things done like the repointing of the chimney," said Barb Steeves, Executive Director of the East Coulee School Museum. "Right now they are getting prepared to take the skylight out which will be going back in place. When the roof is finished it is going to be 4 inches higher, there is going to be a lot of insulation going into that roof."

They were rescued last week when their stove crashed with many generous donations from the community.

"The great news is that we got we got the official letter from the Alberta Historic Resources Foundation that we've received another $47,000 towards the roof, which will definitely help with phase 2. "We'll be looking for more funding to match the donation that they already gave us," explained Steeves.

The installation of the new roof is expected to take the majority of summer and will start with the back half of the museum.

"Several people in the community have donated smaller amounts for roof donations, which is awesome to help us out with phase 1 of our roof," added Steeves.

The museum is projected to remain open while constructing of the roof takes place.

Springfest, gala fundraisers and government grants earned the museum enough to get phase 1 of the project underway.

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