The Strathcona County Museum is getting some assistance.
 
Council has agreed to pitch in $125,000 after being approached by the Strathcona County Heritage Foundation.
 
The money will go to urgent issues and consultation costs for a sustainable plan.
 
"Strathcona County supports history and heritage and they're important parts of our community.... so we did appreciate the passion the organization has really demonstrated since 1985."
 
The heritage foundation originally asked for $100,000 in additional funding on an annual basis. The county already commits roughly $158,000 per year to help cover operational costs for staffing, utilities and some preventative maintenance.
 
Council put forth the recommendation and lump sum at their Feb.27 meeting.
 
"We're looking at it as, it's time now to re-examine how to best showcase our history in partnership with the museum and look for some sustainable options," said Koslo.
 
The museum houses roughly 10,000 local artifacts.
 

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