If you’ve heard a rumour that the Museum Administration and Archives Centre (MAAC) will be moving to a different location, well, that rumour would be correct. The museum has long wanted a permanent year-round facility for its administration and archives but also a publicly accessible space with display cases for rotating exhibits. Our current home at 201 Railway Avenue was the former RM of Cut Knife Office. It was very kindly made available to us by the RM along with their support for the renovations we made to the building to preserve the archival materials and unique artifacts in our care.
Since last year, we’d been working with the Town of Cut Knife, the RM of Cut Knife, and the Cut Knife Library to build or to find a facility which both the Library and Museum could share. In April 2022, the Good Shepherd Church at 113 Broad Street disbanded and approached the Town with an offer to sell.
The Town approached the R.M. with the idea that the two municipal governments could partner to create a new space suitable for the Cut Knife Library, and potentially, the Clayton McLain Memorial Museum. The building is solid, with a new roof and recent upgrades. The Town and R.M. will provide assistance with any remodeling requirements that are necessary to serve the public.New Community Building, Town of Cut Knife, April 4, 2022
When are we moving in? Hopefully, as soon as the interior painting has been completed!
~ Debbie M.