Civic Museum of Regina gets money to stay open and plan future

The Civic Museum of Regina is set to receive a cash infusion from the city in an effort to keep the place open and plan for the future.

Museum told city earlier this summer it would close to public on Aug. 31

The Civic Museum of Regina, previously known as the Regina Plains Museum, is located at 1375 South Broad St. (Google Street View)

The Civic Museum of Regina is set to receive a cash infusion from the city in an effort to keep the place open and plan for the future.

A city council committee approved a $25,000 one-time grant and amended the proposal to include $60,000 to keep the museum open for the remainer of the year and create a long-term plan for the collection.

The museum, which tells the story of Regina's history, informed the city last month that due to financial pressures, it would be closed to the public as of Aug. 31.

The museum is filled with artifacts from Regina's bygone days and warned it may have to shed some of its non-essential items.

The request for financial assistance was considered Wednesday by the the city's community and protective services committee. The final say rests with the full city council.

Prior to the meeting, Regina's administration recommended that assistance should be limited to $25,000, the amount of money the museum needs to prepare a business plan.

With files from CBC's Lauren Golosky

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