FORWARD TOGETHER - A TIME TO REBUILD
Restoration of This Historic Building Nears Completion
This year has been a very productive one for the restoration of the historic church. Work is now underway to see the church restoration complete by the Spring of 2021. The exterior will be finished in October 2020, and the interior will be worked on over the coming winter months, with an anticipated completion date of May, 2021. We look forward to sharing all of the amazing work that is being done by Chalmers Heritage Conservation.
As work on the restoration starts winding down, we are ramping up the work on our exciting new interpretive walk, entitled "Through the Eyes of the Stoneys". The Society and members of the Stoney Nakoda Nation have been working on this for many months, and we hope you will be amazed at this one-of-a-kind interpretation of the settling of this part of Alberta, as seen through the eyes of its indigenous peoples. Most interpretive sites in Canada tell their story from the perspective of the settler community, often resulting in a one-sided interpretation of history. Here at the Morleyville site we will turn this traditional approach on its head, and tell the story of the site from the perspective of the people who were most impacted by it - the Stoney Nakoda Nation. Look for future updates on this exciting project.
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