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Teeterville hall aligned with museum

By Monte Sonnenberg, Simcoe Reformer

Norfolk’s community services department will transfer responsibility for the historic Teeterville Women’s Institute building to the county’s development and cultural services department in the new year. Norfolk’s heritage and culture division will be responsible for the hall’s ongoing management. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

Norfolk’s community services department will transfer responsibility for the historic Teeterville Women’s Institute building to the county’s development and cultural services department in the new year. Norfolk’s heritage and culture division will be responsible for the hall’s ongoing management. MONTE SONNENBERG / SIMCOE REFORMER

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The Teeterville Women’s Institute building is under new management.

Norfolk County continues to own the building and is responsible for its care and upkeep.

However – effective Jan. 1 – Norfolk’s community services department will transfer responsibility for the hall to the county’s development and cultural services department.

In the new year, anyone wishing to book the facility will do so through Norfolk’s heritage and culture division.

Norfolk has transferred responsibility for the hall because of the important support role it plays to the seasonal Pioneer Museum the county operates in Teeterville.

The WI hall houses the museum’s washroom facilities. It also serves as a storage area for artifacts and other items related to the museum.

“Staff are confident in their ability to operate and maintain the hall into the future,” Chris Baird, Norfolk’s general manager of development and cultural services, said in a recent memo to Norfolk council.

“Bookings and community use will continue and it is further expected that the site can host new events in the future.”

Baird added that the transfer will be no financial consequences for the county treasury.

MSonnenberg@postmedia.com