The Prince George Railway & Forestry Museum is on the path to making history more accessible.
Construction is beginning on a new display pavilion set to house between eight and 10 rail-cars with ramp access for each one. The project is funded by a 50 thousand dollar grant from Employment and Social Development Canada. Universal accessibility is already a main priority for the museum with paved pathways and access to all 13 of the sites buildings.
Executive Director with the Museum, Ranjit Gill, says it’s an important initiative in bringing the entire community closer together. “Museums are a great source of education, but life is measured by memories,” she said. “To that end, we’ve been focusing on accessibility because we want seniors to be able to come because this is a lot of their heritage and a lot of their memories. We’ve paved the pathways and built ramps to all the buildings, the only thing that isn’t accessible are the rail cars.”
The project began this year and more building will start next year.