To Town of Bruce Mines,
Re: Letter Opposing the Demolition of the historic Bruce Mines Jail and recommendation that ownership be transferred to the Bruce Mines & District Historical Society
On behalf of the Ontario Historical Society (OHS), I would like to make known our Society’s strong opposition to the Town’s proposed demolition of the historic building, the Bruce Mines Jail, and recommend that the ownership of the building be transferred to OHS member organization, the Bruce Mines & District Historical Society.
The OHS, founded in 1888, is a not-for-profit corporation and registered charity. The OHS is a non-government group bringing together people of all ages, all walks of life, and all cultural backgrounds interested in preserving and promoting some aspect of Ontario’s history.
The OHS strongly supports the mandate and work of the Bruce Mines & District Historical Society. The OHS incorporated them as an independent, not-for-profit organization on November 22, 2008. An as independent not-for-profit in Ontario and a registered charitable organization in Canada, the Bruce Mines & District Historical Society will have access to the resources needed to help restore and revitalize the Jail into an important historic landmark in your town for the public benefit, and save the municipality the cost of the demolition.
Since 2008, I have been very familiar with the achievements of the Bruce Mines & District Historical Society. I have no doubt whatsoever that the Board and membership of this highly regarded and respected grassroots historical society are the right organization to preserve and restore this historic building for future generations.
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Letter Opposing the Demolition of the Historic Bruce Mines Jail (opens 1-page PDF)