Regina, Saskatchewan, Oct. 3, 2006 –The RCMP Centennial Museum, located at the RCMP Academy, Depot Division, will permanently close its doors on Monday, October 9, 2006. It will find a home in the new RCMP Heritage Centre, scheduled to open on May 23, 2007.
Designed by Art Erickson, the Centre is located on the grounds of “Depot”, next to “F” Division’s headquarters at Regina, Saskatchewan. It will house the regimental museum’s collection in a state-of-the-art facility where all can explore the past, experience the present, and glimpse into the future of the world’s most comprehensive collection of artifacts relating to the history and traditions of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Staff are readying themselves for the massive task of packing and moving the artifacts to the new location.
Originally established in 1933, the RCMP Centennial Museum showcases 133 years of service to Canada by collecting, interpreting and displaying artifacts from the earliest days of horseback patrols across an untamed land to the present.
The official closing ceremonies are scheduled for Thursday, October 5 at 10:30 a.m.
For more information contact:
William (Bill) Mackay
RCMP Depot Division