History House/Museum

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Torbay requires a history house/museum to meet the Town's cultural and historic needs, to build community pride, and increase tourist potential by marketing the many features of the Town.

Torbay requires a history house/museum to meet the Town's cultural and historic needs, to build community pride, and increase tourist potential by marketing the many features of the Town.

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    What decision was made on this place to date

    Mary Lou. Manning asked about 2 months ago

    The Property of Torbay History House and Museum was purchased by the Town of Torbay in 2017 with the intention to restore the once Holy Trinity Presbytery that was built over 100 years ago, and use it to create a community museum, archives and program space. There is also an intention for this property to achieve provincial heritage designation through the Heritage NL Designation Program.

    Funding for Torbay History House and Museum was secured from the Province and Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency in August-September of 2019. This secured funding was required to move forward with construction, restoration of the property and interpretation of a museum.

    In November of 2019, The Town of Torbay issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Project Management Firm that would oversee the construction, restoration and interpretation of the property.

    In February of 2020, The Town Council awarded the RFP to Fundamental Inc.

    It is important to note that although there were unforeseen delays due to COVID-19 Pandemic, work and planning continued where possible on all phases of construction, restoration and interpretation. There are multiple layers of decisions that are required to be made in regards to the project management to ensure the building meets safety codes and all standards and regulations for it to be a public facility. In addition, there are many decisions to be made regarding the restoration phase to ensure original products are used where possible for all restoration purposes.

    In August of 2020, The Economic Development and Tourism Council Committee facilitated a Public Engagement Session with a guest speaker from Fundamental Inc, to share what has been done to date to the property and to hold a conversation with the public on potential governing models.

    There has been no decision to date on the governing model for Torbay History House and Museum.  Torbay administration is working diligently to ensure the governing model that will be established is a successful and sustaining model for years to come.

    Torbay History House and Museum will be open to the public in 2021.