The Manitoba Historical Society (MHS), which last September closed the Dalnavert Museum and Visitors’ Centre, has entered into a partnership with the non-profit Candace House Foundation. The foundation plans to convert the interior of the house to a daytime respite and healing centre for victims of crime who have business at the nearby court house.
The plans come after more than six months of public input, presentations and debate, though Dr. Gordon Goldsborough, a long-time administrator at MHS, says that plans may undergo considerable revision as negotiations with the Candace Foundation continue.
Goldsborough says the MHS Council voted to negotiate terms with the foundation, and those negotiations are ongoing.
“We won't know the exact terms of the partnership until negotiations are concluded,” he says.
The MHS will continue to own the contents of Dalnavert and may choose to continue operating the museum in part of the home. The property, including the Visitors’ Centre, will continue to be available to the public for special events.