History being made in Ucluelet

Coun. Geoff Lyons spoke to a recent Ucluelet and Area Historical Society meeting.

He said the society has met with the current owner of the building formerly known as St. Aidan-On-the-Hill church Leif Hagar and acquired a stained glass window from the church that will be stored as a historical monument.

“It’s good to hear that we’ve been able to acquire that,” Lyons said.

The society is still working towards bringing a potential new museum to Ucluelet’s Amphitrite Point but is hoping to receive more specific information about where such a museum could best be located, according to Lyons. 

“I’ve been asked to let council know that the society is interested in either using the house (by the lighthouse) or even part of the Coast Guard facility if it’s vacated for a tea house and museum,” he said.

He said the society is having a tricky time presenting a business plan without knowing which facility the potential museum would be in.

Lyons showed one of several historical signs set to be placed within Ucluelet’s downtown core to create a historical walk for locals and visitors.

The finished sign is earmarked for The Crow’s Nest building and other signs are on their way for other locations.

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