Lloydminster Museum and Archives (LMA)

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Background

In 1963, the City of Lloydminster began construction on the Barr Colony Antique Museum, later known as the Barr Colony Heritage and Cultural Centre. This facility continued to grow and develop cultural and historical services for the community through several facility expansions and service enhancements.

In late 2019, City Council accepted the Community Facilities Assessment Report which outlined 17 city-owned facilities based on condition, cost to rehabilitate/maintain, age and much more. Through this report, it was understood that the serviceable lifespan for the current Cultural and Science Centre has concluded. This information was supplemented through the support of the Cornerstone Report, which further assessed the facility's structural demands and provided recommendations for future operations. In May of 2020, our City Council was faced with the decision, what does the future of art, heritage and culture look like in Lloydminster.

After receiving an outstanding response from the community, City Council voted in favour of decommissioning of permanent exhibits, the temporary relocation of the LCSC services and the demolition of the current LCSC facility on June 22, 2020. Soon after, and in respect to COVID-19 and the current state of the facility, LCSC was permanently closed to the public.

On September 28, 2020, City Council announced a lease agreement and the impeding construction of the new temporary facility. This new facility will reside at 4207 44 Street Lloydminster Sask., and is expected to be open publicly in fall of 2021.


Current Steps

City Council and Administration have taken significant steps in the conceptualization and development of a new-and-improved centre for local history, art and culture. Through the decisions of Council – guided by stakeholder and public feedback – we realizing our shared vision for a modern facility that will provide exciting opportunities for both residents and visitors to our community.

With the relocation of the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre, there is an opportunity to refine and adapt building structure, services and facility identity.

Facility Name

Under the proposed identity of the Lloydminster Museum and Archives (LMA), we aim to inclusively and accurately reflect the facility’s offerings and amenities. By definition, museums are structures that acquire, conserve, research, communicate, and exhibit humanity’s tangible heritage and the environment for education, study, and enjoyment.

The LMA will offer a diverse range of public programming and exhibits. As understood through public feedback, the facility aims to balance art, culture and history-based topics throughout all offerings.

In 2020, the City of Lloydminster incorporated the services provided by the Lloydminster Regional Archives. The collaboration potential realized through this new relationship creates an opportunity for human documentation and local history to become an even larger focus of the LMA and will support ongoing exhibitions and programs.

Often supporting authors, university students, academics, and genealogists, the archives will further support the facility’s academic offerings. By introducing Archives into the facility name, the LMA will be known within a vast geographical area, making documented history more accessible than ever before.

Part of the LMA’s continued mandate will be supporting arts through a consignment-focused gift shop, programming and workshop opportunities, temporary exhibits featuring local and regional artists/galleries and community events.

Through the development of the initial site plan, the following features and amenities are accounted for:

  • Permanent Exhibit
  • Art Studio
  • Pottery Studio
  • Travelling Exhibit
  • Exterior Billboards
  • Programming
  • Gift Shop

Through the understanding of public and stakeholder feedback, your voice will be used to further develop the attributes of the LMA facility.


Get Involved

Between March 1 and March 22, 2021, the City of Lloydminster welcomes all residents and stakeholders to participate in the digital engagement opportunity for museum, art and archival services within our community.

Feedback collected through public engagement will inform future facility and programming developments.

With regards to COVID-19, all engagement exercises will be held digitally. For non-digital engagement methods, please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator.

Background

In 1963, the City of Lloydminster began construction on the Barr Colony Antique Museum, later known as the Barr Colony Heritage and Cultural Centre. This facility continued to grow and develop cultural and historical services for the community through several facility expansions and service enhancements.

In late 2019, City Council accepted the Community Facilities Assessment Report which outlined 17 city-owned facilities based on condition, cost to rehabilitate/maintain, age and much more. Through this report, it was understood that the serviceable lifespan for the current Cultural and Science Centre has concluded. This information was supplemented through the support of the Cornerstone Report, which further assessed the facility's structural demands and provided recommendations for future operations. In May of 2020, our City Council was faced with the decision, what does the future of art, heritage and culture look like in Lloydminster.

After receiving an outstanding response from the community, City Council voted in favour of decommissioning of permanent exhibits, the temporary relocation of the LCSC services and the demolition of the current LCSC facility on June 22, 2020. Soon after, and in respect to COVID-19 and the current state of the facility, LCSC was permanently closed to the public.

On September 28, 2020, City Council announced a lease agreement and the impeding construction of the new temporary facility. This new facility will reside at 4207 44 Street Lloydminster Sask., and is expected to be open publicly in fall of 2021.


Current Steps

City Council and Administration have taken significant steps in the conceptualization and development of a new-and-improved centre for local history, art and culture. Through the decisions of Council – guided by stakeholder and public feedback – we realizing our shared vision for a modern facility that will provide exciting opportunities for both residents and visitors to our community.

With the relocation of the Lloydminster Cultural and Science Centre, there is an opportunity to refine and adapt building structure, services and facility identity.

Facility Name

Under the proposed identity of the Lloydminster Museum and Archives (LMA), we aim to inclusively and accurately reflect the facility’s offerings and amenities. By definition, museums are structures that acquire, conserve, research, communicate, and exhibit humanity’s tangible heritage and the environment for education, study, and enjoyment.

The LMA will offer a diverse range of public programming and exhibits. As understood through public feedback, the facility aims to balance art, culture and history-based topics throughout all offerings.

In 2020, the City of Lloydminster incorporated the services provided by the Lloydminster Regional Archives. The collaboration potential realized through this new relationship creates an opportunity for human documentation and local history to become an even larger focus of the LMA and will support ongoing exhibitions and programs.

Often supporting authors, university students, academics, and genealogists, the archives will further support the facility’s academic offerings. By introducing Archives into the facility name, the LMA will be known within a vast geographical area, making documented history more accessible than ever before.

Part of the LMA’s continued mandate will be supporting arts through a consignment-focused gift shop, programming and workshop opportunities, temporary exhibits featuring local and regional artists/galleries and community events.

Through the development of the initial site plan, the following features and amenities are accounted for:

  • Permanent Exhibit
  • Art Studio
  • Pottery Studio
  • Travelling Exhibit
  • Exterior Billboards
  • Programming
  • Gift Shop

Through the understanding of public and stakeholder feedback, your voice will be used to further develop the attributes of the LMA facility.


Get Involved

Between March 1 and March 22, 2021, the City of Lloydminster welcomes all residents and stakeholders to participate in the digital engagement opportunity for museum, art and archival services within our community.

Feedback collected through public engagement will inform future facility and programming developments.

With regards to COVID-19, all engagement exercises will be held digitally. For non-digital engagement methods, please contact the Community Engagement Coordinator.

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    Rather than build another Indoor Hockey Rink or A new Indoor Pool or New football stadium or new Soccer pitch or another baseball diamond or Tennis Court - WHY is money not allocated to a new LCSC?? You have had over 15 Years to build a waste water treatment plant and yet very little has been accomplished - WHY are we looking a new or upgrading recreational expenditures?? Get the basics together first - I am 72 and live on a fixed income in my own home - It is getting to the point that utilities and municiple fees (Taxes) are taking a larger and larger bite.

    Robert FARRELL asked about 1 year ago

    Hi Robert, 

    Thanks for your submission. 

    Through the Community Recreation Feasibility Plan we have identified the need for future recreation infrastructure, but have not made any commitments into construction. 

    As for the LCSC, City Administration is taking several feasible options for the new facility to Council for consideration today. More information on this meeting, and the feasible options, can be viewed on page 15 of the Council agenda (https://calendar.lloydminster.ca/meetings/Detail/2020-09-28-1330-Regular-Council-Meeting/52ecf7d6-47ea-47c9-8737-ac41010416a7). 

    Have a great day. 

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    Why is there not an option C focusing on construction for a new building. Have options of outside fundraising be seriously considered. I’m sure there are many citizens ready and willing to take on the fundraising challenge if they were approached.

    Kerry asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Kerry,

    Thank you for your message.

    At this time, Administration and Council have not deemed it feasible to build a new facility. We have began the request for quotations for a leasable space for a 5 to 10 year period. Further into the future LCSC planning, we will be exploring the option of community fundraising.

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    It would be nice to know how many people use the LCSC in a year. Is the programming well attended or does it need an overhaul to make it more utilized?

    Krystal asked over 1 year ago

    Hi Krystal, 

    Thank you for your question. Last year the centre had 14,183 visitors. This included general admission, and those attending programs, courses and events.


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    I did the survey and favoured option A. But after reading about the updated pool...the pools lifespan is20+ years. Why don’t we hold off on the pool and build a new LCSC now??? Seems like a more immediate need for budget allocation.

    Lresch asked over 1 year ago

    Hello, thank you for your question. 

    Within the Community Recreation Feasibility Plan (CRFP) we are looking for feedback on the arena and aquatic services. Although the City values recreation opportunities of all types, our primary concern is with the infrastructure of the Centennial Civic Centre and the Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre. 

    Although the Aquatic Centre has an expected remaining life of 20+ years, the facility does have capacity issues. 

    For long-term planning purposes, we have included the aquatic services within the CRFP. At this time, the City does not have a set implementation plan for the services and will continue to focus on the services such as art/culture/heritage and arena. 

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    I would like to know why this cities heritage comes last? You'll spend millions on a new pool, even though we already have a new pool centre. You'll spend 60million plus for that but won't spend the 40million on our history of this beautiful city. Just shows me disrespect. I think there needs to be an option c! Build a new museum.

    Garnet asked over 1 year ago

    Hello, thank you for your feedback. 

    At this time the City is prioritizing the recreation and cultural needs based on infrastructure requirements. Through the Community Facilities Assessment Plan we understand the Lloydminster Cultural & Science Centre and Centennial Civic Centre buildings are most urgently needing attention. Through the Community Recreation Feasibility Plan we aim to understand the long-term infrastructure plans for aquatic services, but have not scheduled an implementation plan. 

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    Is there any way option B could include travelling exhibitions? I love attending those.

    Amanda asked over 1 year ago

    Hello, thank you for your comment.

    After a detailed review of the potentially locations (for Option B) and the spatial requirements of most exhibits we have concluded that traveling exhibits will not be feasible. The City will however, continually look forward to improving the facility’s programming.

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