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Committee forms to explore opening a Pontiac Cultural Centre

Venetia Crawford, longtime matriarch of the Pontiac Archives, has a dream of growing her project of chronicling and celebrating Pontiac’s history from the basement of the Shawville public library into the Stedmans V&S store across the street.
Her vision is to purchase the Stedmans store, currently listed for sale, and in it open what she calls a Pontiac Cultural Centre, a space that would showcase the archives’ growing collection of historical artifacts and offer a variety of public cultural events and lessons
Crawford is passionate about preserving cultural heritage. As president of the Pontiac Archives, she is well aware that the tiny basement is running out of room for storing the collection of historical artifacts it has been growing over the years.
“We keep getting more and more stuff, and instead of . . .

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