Naval Association of Canada presents museum with donation

The CFB Esquimalt Military and Naval Museum offices the Naval Association of Canada (NAC), represented by National NAC President Bill Conconi (R) presents a cheque for $2000 from the NAC Endowment Fund to curator Debbie Towell (C) in support of the museum’s digital imagery project. Also in attendance was Paul O’Reilly (L), a museum volunteer, who supports the project. Photo by Paul Seguna, NAC-VI

The CFB Esquimalt Military and Naval Museum offices the Naval Association of Canada (NAC), represented by National NAC President Bill Conconi (R) presents a cheque for $2000 from the NAC Endowment Fund to curator Debbie Towell (C) in support of the museum’s digital imagery project. Also in attendance was Paul O’Reilly (L), a museum volunteer, who supports the project. Photo by Paul Seguna, NAC-VI

At the offices of the CFB Esquimalt Naval & Military Museum the Naval Association of Canada’s National President Bill Conconi presented a cheque for $2000 from the Association’s Endowment Fund to the museum’s curator Debbie Towell. Also present was Paul O’Reilly, a museum volunteer who supports the museum’s archiving function.

The funds will be used to support the museum’s Digital Imagery Archiving Project which is an ongoing effort by the museum to digitally scan photographs held in their archives or donated to the museum.

The digitized images are catalogued and filed using specialized software that allows for the preservation of these historically valuable images related to our local naval and military history.

“This donation will help us to add more images to our archives in a way that will preserve them for posterity and allow historical researchers and the general public greater access to those images” stated Debbie Towell.

The museum funds this effort through monies received from admissions donations at the door, research fees and donations by individuals and organizations like the Naval Association that understand the value of the project.

“Images from our past are very valuable in our understanding of our naval and military history and the Naval Association of Canada is delighted to be able to support the important efforts of the museum in this respect”, stated Bill Conconi.

The museum is open during winter visiting hours from Monday to Friday 10:00 to 3:30. For more information see the museum website at: www.navalandmilitarymuseum.org

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