Rossland Museum Gateway Project: Local group generating innovative ideas

By Contributor
June 4th, 2012

What will Rossland’s Museum look like in the next few years? With the permanent closure of the underground Adit in 2011, a group of Rossland residents has been meeting since January to generate innovative ideas for the future.

“We see this as a potential opportunity to create an attraction–a Gateway Project–to draw people to Rossland. We also want to provide local residents with a rich resource to celebrate the area’s culture and history”, says Rossland Mayor Greg Granstrom, the spokesperson for the group.

The group has been reviewing regional and international tourism trends, as well as learning about successful museums and attractions in the Kootenays and in other locations.

Another important aspect to the background work will be engaging the community in this process. As such, the group will invite the public to share their inspiring ideas through two information sessions that will be held in the fall.

Community members are also encouraged to complete a brief online survey about their own tourism experiences and suggestions for the Museum Gateway Project.

The most promising ideas and concepts will be put to the test through a feasibility study early in 2013.

The group includes representatives from the City of Rossland, the Rossland Museum and Archive Society, Tourism Rossland, Teck Metals Ltd. and other organizations. The process is being facilitated by Mike Stolte, a consultant based in Nelson, who has worked with dozens of communities in Canada, the US and Australia.

This article is a press release from the City of Rossland.

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