Alberta awards Crowsnest Pass heritage programs 0
Two Crowsnest Pass heritage projects received funding from the Alberta government to continue working to promote and protect the heritage and history of Alberta.
A grant of $5,000 was awarded to the Crowsnest Pass Doors Open and Heritage Festival to assist with this year's festival held earlier this summer.
Doors Open consists of numerous events and activities including guided tours of six Provincial Historic Resources as well as three historic sites and museums - Frank Slide Interpretive Centre, Bellevue Underground Mine and the Crowsnest Museum.
Another $64,700 was awarded to the Municipality of Crowsnest Pass to restore the exterior and improve the energy efficiency on the former Coleman Union Hall/Hospital, now known as the Coleman Seniors Drop-In Centre.
Built by the local miner's union between 1905 and 1906, the hospital originally built to serve local mine workers, was later opened to the general public. The hospital remained in use under the direction of the mine union until 1949 when a new municipal hospital was constructed.
The building was then converted to serve as a union hall and meeting place for retired miners.
Seventy-two projects totaling $1.4 million were given funding through the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation's (AHRF) heritage grants