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Submitted by: Anne Trudel
Photo credit: Chrisitine Viens
MNO Senator Brenda Powley speaking at the grand
opening of the Heritage Discovery Centre?at the
Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site
on July 17.
On July 17, M¨¦tis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Senator Brenda Powley spoke at the official grand opening of the $4 million Heritage Discovery Centre at the Ermatinger Clergue National Historic Site, a new facility dedicated to showcasing Sault Ste. Marie¡¯s history and the role of the city¡¯s early founders in the War of 1812.
There was a strong M¨¦tis presence at the opening, including the MNO Canoe Expedition and MNO Summer Youth Cultural Program participants. A M¨¦tis sash was even used to symbolize the opening of the Centre¡¯s doors.
The new Heritage Discovery Centre features an exhibition gallery, a War of 1812 gallery, a multimedia theatre, expanded gift shop, and administrative spaces. The centre will provide students, local residents and visitors to the city with additional opportunities to learn about Sault Ste. Marie¡¯s history through innovative, interactive demonstrations and programming.
The centre¡¯s opening coincides with the 200th anniversary of completion of construction of the Old Stone House and in the concluding year of the city¡¯s three-year, bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812.See ALL news articles