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Lambton Heritage Museum Renovations Start Monday

The Lambton Heritage Museum will be closing for three and a half months to allow for much needed renovations.

Lambton County Corporate Cultural Officer Andrew Meyer says it’s been about 25 years since the Grand Bend facility was last upgraded.

Meyer says they will be replacing some lighting, making sure the air conditioning system is up to code and integrating a new collection storage facility.

He says the closure is good timing for them, and wont impact any of their big events.

“We’re closing right after the popular fall Colour and Craft Festival, which draws several thousand people to the site,” says Meyer. “So, as soon as that has concluded, we will be closing on the 16th of October and reopening again at the end of January in anticipation of our early spring events — like Paint Ontario.”

The Lambton Fall Colour and Craft Festival is on from 10am until 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Over 90 vendors are expected.

Meyer says all employees will be retained during the closure, and will be quite busy keeping inventory and preparing for their 40th anniversary celebration next year.

The facility first opened in 1978.