LOOKING BACK – The Beginning of the Story … Fort LaTour Taking Shape On The Saint John Waterfront

Image: Mark Leger/Huddle.

SAINT JOHN – Place Fort LaTour, under construction on the Saint John waterfront, can now truly come to life thanks to a $245,000 funding commitment from the federal government, says Beth Kelly Hatt, chair of the Fort La Tour Development Authority

“The buildings need interpretation. You need infrastructure but you need to bring them to life,” said Kelly Hatt at the Fort LaTour site Wednesday. “This project receives this crucial funding to really complete the interpretative elements needed to make Place Fort LaTour a reality.

The federal funds from the Canadian Cultural Spaces will be used to develop programming for locals, visitors, school children to learn more about the cultural and historical significance of this site.

“Fort LaTour was originally built in 1631 and became one of the earliest centres of the French fur trade with the region’s first peoples,” said Kelly Hatt. “The French and the British after them continued to trade at this site, which eventually really grew into the city of Saint John.

Read the whole article at: Place Fort LaTour Taking Shape On The Saint John Waterfront – Huddle

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