The Touchstones Museum of Art and History was recently granted $60,000 to help complete the Diefenbunker exhibit which will depict life during the Coldwar in Nelson. Touchstones Executive Director Astrid Heyedahl says the renovations to the space are coming along well; however, there’s still some work to go. She explains the funding will be used for an HVAC system.
“Which will be museum standards for collections to ensure that our collection is beautifully maintained for posterity. And then, in addition to that we have an exhibition development that we’ll have in this space.” Heyedahl says she’s not sure whether it will be a permanent or semi-permanent exhibit.
There’s one more grant Heyedahl hopes will come through to complete the project. “We’re just waiting for one more grant and if that comes in we’ll be able to move full steam head and hopefully open the bunker fully in April of next year.”
The funds were from the Province’s Community Gaming Grants capital projects program helping not-for-profits.