Grant awarded for critical repairs at Fort Assinniboine


Last updated 4/20/2021 at 11:41am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Damage shows at the rear of the Officer's Amusement Hall at Fort Assinniboine caused by a failing roof.

The Fort Assinniboine Preservation Association recently received a $10,000 grant from the Montana History Foundation, which will go toward repairing the Officers' Amusement Hall's roof to fix leaks discovered in 2019.

Fort Assinniboine Preservation Association Chair Ron VandenBoom said the grant is a good start, but the association will need a lot more money to make the necessary repairs.

VandenBoom said he discovered the leaks the grant will be used to address two years ago and the association has been looking to get them repaired since.

"In 2019, I was giving a tour and I went into the...

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