With the temporary closure of the National Presbyterian Museum (NPM) at its Toronto site on Monday, October 1, 2018, a staff change also took effect.
Effective Monday, October 15, 2018, Al Clarkson will complete both his term as the Site Liaison of the Toronto site and as a member of the Museum Advisory Committee.
He has served in these roles since 2007, shortly before the death of founding Curator, the Rev. Dr. John Johnston.
Rev. Angus Sutherland, Chair, and members of the Museum Advisory Committee extend their grateful appreciation to Al for his enthusiastic support of the Museum and its programs throughout these past years.
The search for a site for the NPM continues. Although the Museum Advisory Committee is disappointed that it was not able to re-locate the Museum to a new site immediately after the closure of its Toronto site, it is gratified to report that its discussions about a potential property in southern Ontario continue to be encouraging.
Since Sept. 29, 2002, the National Presbyterian Museum has been generously hosted in the lower level of St. John’s Presbyterian Church, Broadview Avenue in Toronto’s Riverdale district. The congregation plans to re-develop its 110-year old building.