U’mista to close for fire repairs

The world-renowned U’mista Cultural Centre to close for November.

ALERT BAY—The world-renowned U’mista Cultural Centre, the repository for an irreplaceable Kwakwaka’wakw potlatch artifact collection, will close for the month of November. The closure is to repair damage from a fire set under the building July 23.

During the closure, crews will install a new floor, rebuild the main gallery and perform fire restoration work on the potlatch collection of masks.