$27,000 OTF Grant Helping Massey’s Museum Keep History Alive
Massey, ON: In 2021, the Massey Area Museum received a $27,000 Community Building Fund from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. These funds went towards salaries for the museum curator and summer students, operating costs and equipment. Additionally, this grant assisted with PPE and COVID related modifications and supplies.
"The $27,000 that was granted from OTF will go a long way”, said Mike Mantha, MPP for Algoma-Manitoulin. “Having those dollars going towards the operation, the upkeeping, and also as a major investment – this is an economic engine, this is what attracts people to this community and what makes it grow.”
“We live in a small community and the museum and our libraries are the cultural centers of our community, and we’re lucky to have them”, said Kevin Burke, Councillor, Sables-Spanish Rivers Township. “This grant …is a step in the right direction in keeping our museum for the future.”
The purpose of the Massey Area Museum is to collect, preserve, research, and exhibit these objects which will serve to illustrate the settlement and development of the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers and Sagamok Anishnawbek, up to 1968, the year the museum was founded. For more information, please visit the website at: www.masseyareamuseum.com
The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is an agency of the Government of Ontario, and one of Canada’s leading granting foundations. Last year, nearly $112M was invested into 1,384 community projects and partnerships to build healthy and vibrant communities and strengthen the impact of Ontario’s non-profit sector. In 2020/21, OTF supported Ontario’s economic recovery by helping non-profit organizations rebuild and recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Visit otf.ca to learn more.
Organization Contact for Media Inquiries:
Felicia Dunham, Curator
Massey Area Museum
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