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Concept Design for Permanent History Exhibition to be Presented

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The 2013 Permanent History Exhibition project is on schedule.

The firm of Reich & Petch, the awarding-winning design firm from Toronto contracted to create the exhibition, will present the concept design at an Open House at the Museum on Wednesday, February 29th, starting at 7:00pm.

“We are very enthusiastic to share this phase of the project with our members and stakeholders,” states Jean Graham, President of the Museum Society. “We are extending an invitation to the general community to come out to see first hand what our excitement is all about.”

The footprint planned for the permanent history exhibition is 4200 square feet, approximately one-half of the existing gallery space. The remaining 3300 square feet of gallery space will support the changing exhibit program.

The Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery and the Red Deer & District Archives have extensive collections that will be the core anchor the exhibition. Themes in the exhibition will highlight the stories of leadership, ingenuity and community spirit, and tell stories of the lives of ordinary people, stories of success and sacrifice over 100 years.

Lorna Johnson, Executive Director and Project Manager, admits, “Our community has asked for a permanent display of Red Deer's history. The designer has worked closely with the team to create an experience that establishes this sense of place; one that "connects the dots" and identifies where we came from and how we got to this point in time.”

Doors will open at 6:30 pm on February 29th. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact Lorna Johnson, 403-309-8439, or Karin Richardson-MacKenzie, 403-309-8446.

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