Museum is getting a new roof

The 108 Historical Site museum will get a new roof thanks to help from the CRD

Maryann Rutledge

Maryann Rutledge

The 100 Mile & District Historical Society has needed repairs on the 108 Historical Site museum roof for years, and the society has tried to raise the $41,000 needed to replace the shingled roof.

“The cost was so high and we have been unable to raise enough funds,” says society director Maryann Rutledge.

“We have pictures that the museum had a metal roof in its early days, which was over shingles.”

The historical society has decided to go back to the metal roofing, which will cost $22,900. It has raised $14,000 and the Cariboo Regional District (CRD) has picked up the $9,000 shortfall.

The cost of the new roof includes taking off the old roofing material, applying OSB sheathing and laying the metal roof, as well as clearing away the debris.

Al Richmond, Art Dumaresq and Bruce Rattray, CRD Area G, H and L directors respectively, each gave $3,000 from their emergency funds, Rutledge explains.

The roof is leaking and it’s a danger to not only the roof but also the artifacts stored in the museum,” she says, adding they are in the process of finding a contractor to do the job.