Wednesday, June 28, 2017 will go down as a banner day in the history of the Kneehill Historical Museum in Three HIlls.
The first school to open in the then Village of Three Hills in 1914 was lifted off its foundations and moved to the Museum property at 1301-2 St, NE.
"The building itself will add space to the museum," explained Rosalie Lammle, president of the Kneehill Historical Society. "In part for a school classroom that can be used for visiting school classes and for the Visitor Information Centre."
"We've placed it on a full foundation, which we will use for artifact storage downstairs and possibly a year round workshop for our volunteers," she outlined.
Lammle said acquiring the building, which also served as the old Town Office and even as a playschool, has long been a goal of the museum and they're eager to repurpose it once again.
"We received a CFEP (Community Facility Enhancement Program, Alberta Culture) grant for which we're very grateful, we have fundraised in the community and we have many people helping us so we're hoping to make those funds go as far as possible," stated Lammle. "We have to have them spent by January 18 (2018) and our plan is to finish as much as we can."
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