Fort Assinniboine association facing labor shortage


Last updated 6/8/2022 at 7:24pm

Havre Daily News/Tim Leeds

Fort Assinniboine Preservation Association Chair Ron VandenBoom, standing, talks at the start of a Black Jack Wagon tour of the fort Saturday during Living History Day. VandenBoom said this week that a lack of membership in the association, and help at the fort, is making it difficult to preserve and present Fort Assinniboine's rich history.

The head of Fort Assinniboine Historic Preservation Association said the association is facing an ongoing staffing issue that's preventing it from doing many things it would like to in preserving the area's military history.

Association Board Chair Ron VandenBoom said their bylaws stipulate that they need nine members and they only have eight at the moment, and those eight who are there are getting on in years and are increasingly unable to physically contribute to the fort.

"We're all getting old," VandenBoom said.

He said while money is always a matter of discussion when it comes to op...

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