Members of the Alberni Valley Heritage Commission are worried about the future of the museum, and came to city council earlier this week to express their concerns.
Commission chair Pam Craig said the current celebrations around the 50th anniversary of the city’s amalgamation is further evidence of the importance of the museum’s collection in helping understand past history and events.
City Council voted to divest itself of ownership of the museum following recommendations made by Vancouver-based management consultant Judy Rogers.
Craig said the city has yet to discuss their plans with the heritage commission.
Mayor Mike Ruttan said the city needs the regional district and local First Nations to help fund the service
Ruttan said the city is in the process of discussing the issue of museum ownership with the Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations.