Volunteers Needed to Gather Data for Aviation Museum Plans

The committee in charge of planning the future Aviation Museum is in search of volunteers who will gather data and artifacts about Captain Arthur Roy Brown — Carleton Place’s World War I ace. The reason for this is that the aviation museum is planned to center around the famous RAF pilot.

In a ‘Roy Brown society’ meeting last Thursday held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, society member Jerry Flynn said that the plans to renovate the Moore House are moving forward. He said that he would be meeting the contractors later on that week to discuss the plans.

Moore House has been the designated home for the aviation museum in the meantime, but the town council and the society ultimately aim to establish an interpretative center and museum in Roy Brown Park. Although, they admit that the process will not be a short one since they are still waiting to acquire the necessary funding.

2008 Carleton Place Citizen of the Year Rob Probert who was present at last Thursday’s meeting, being the society’s chair, said that the organization’s priority at this time is the gathering of information. He said that although they have amassed a huge amount of information about Roy Brown, there are still a lot of stories about him out there that they need to look closer into and develop.

The current board of directors pledged to gather information and help collect materials that are worthy to be displayed in the future museum. They will also seek the aid of history buffs, authors, and anyone who could contribute something to their plan.

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