Reynolds-Alberta Museum, the vintage vehicle museum in Wetaskiwin, Alta, will receive a new collections facility. The government of Alberta will invest $39.5 million over three years to build the new facility.
The development will create more space at the museum – which is currently at capacity – for their collection of vintage transportation artefacts.
The project is still in the initial planning phase at this time. That involves determining the size of the facility and putting together construction timelines.
Construction is estimated to begin in the next 12 months, according to the Journal of Commerce. The museum will remain open to the public during the construction period.
Deputy Premier, Sarah Hoffman, said in a statement: “This investment will allow the museum to continue its unique work and honours the legacy of Alberta visionary Stan Reynolds and many others in their commitment to preserve and share Alberta’s transportation history.”
The museum is home to over 6,400 artefacts. Among them are vintage automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, aircraft, tractors and other agricultural and industrial equipment.