The Federal Government is helping keep the heritage alive in Gravenhurst.

A recent FedNor grant was used to help pay for some needed upgrades and renovations to the Gravenhurst Opera House. Town Manager of Arts and Culture Krista Storey says these types of minor fixes are necessary to keep this piece of the town’s history vibrant.

One major part of the renovation was fixing some of the brickwork on the outside of the building, which has deteriorated over time.

The cost of the project came in over $120,000 and the federal grant of $60,500 helped cover half of the price tag. The municipality covered the other half.

Storey says the work took about six months. The Gravenhurst Opera House has been in operation in the town since 1901.