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  • Numerous individuals were involved in the preparation of this report. First and foremost, recognition is due the

    members of The Forks Heritage Advisory Committee, who saw the need for the study and provided helpful

    guidance in all phases of its production. Ms Donna Dul, Director of the Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba

    Culture, Heritage and Citizenship and member of the Heritage Advisory Committee, served as Chairperson of The

    Forks Heritage Interpretive Plan Sub-Committee. A very substantial effort was put forward by the members of The

    Forks Heritage Interpretive Plan Sub-Committee, who devoted many hours toward the project. They are

    Mr A1 Baronas, Vice President, Operations, The Forks Renewal Corporation

    Mr Bruce Donaldson, (hef of History, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and

    Citizenship

    h& Jacqueline Fortier, Historian, Historic Resources Branch, Manitoba Culture, Heritage and

    Citizenship

    Mr Sid Kroker, Quaternary Consultants Ltd., site archaeologist

    Dr E. Leigh Syms, Curator of Archaeology, Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature

    Mr Greg Thomas, Head, National Historic Site Planning, Prairie and Northern Region, Canadian

    Parks Service

    The report was composed and written by Mr Leo Pettipas, Heritage Consultant, St Norbert, Manitoba

    and Mr Jams Kacki, Gaboury Associates Architects of Winnipeg

    Thanks are due Mr Neil Einarson, Chief of Architectural History, and Mr David Firman, Architect, both of the

    Historic Resources Branch, for providmg helpful comments and chection on various drafts.

    Valuable techcal and material assistance was provided by Mr George Wurtak, Director of Programs, and Mr

    Barry Hillman, Advisory and Training Officer, both of the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature;

    by Mr Joe Grande of Grandesign Ltd; and by MS Mary Ann Tisdale, Material Culture Assistant, Archaeolo@cal

    Services, Canadian Parks Service, Environment Canada.

  • The Forks Heritage

    Interpretive Plan

    l393

    The Forks Heritage Interpretive Plan Sub-committee

    01993 The Forks Renewal Corporation Wrnnipeg, Manitoba

    AU rights memed. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form by any means without wriaen permission from

    The Forks Renewal Corporation,

    except by reviewers who may quote brief passages in a review.

  • Table of Contents

    I INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................ 1 ...................................................................................................... Purpose of The Forks Interpretive Plan 1

    Guiding Principles of the FRC Heritage Plan ............................................................................................... 1 Key Terms and Concepts ............................................................................................................................ 3 Role of the Community .............................................................................................................................. 5 Role of Government ................................................................................................................................... 5

    ......................................................................................... Role of The Forks Heritage Advisory Committee 6

    I1 BACKGROUND TO THE PLANNING PROCESS ............................................. 8 Introduction .............................................................................................................................................. 8 Summary of the Lord Approach ................................................................................................................. 8

    ...................................................................... Appointment of The Forks Interpretive Plan Sub-Committee 8 ..................................................................................................................... Public Consultation Meetings 9 ................................................................................................................... Summary of 1991 Comments 10 ................................................................................................................... Summary of 1992 Comments 11

    I11 HERITAGE RESOURCES ........................................................................ 12 ...................................................................................................................... Natural Heritage Resources 12 ..................................................................................................................... Cultural Heritage Resources 13 .................................................................................................................... Heritage Resource Variables 22

    ..................................... IV GOALS OF THE HERITAGE INTERPRETIVE PLAN 2 3 .......................................................... To Iden*. Preserve and Protect Heritage Resources at The Forks 23

    ................................................................ To Promote Interpretation of Heritage Resources at The Forks 27 To Encourage Community Participation in Development and

    ................................................................. Operation of Heritage Interpretive Programming at The Forks 28

    V THEMATIC FRAMEWORK ........................................................................ 29 Thematic Framework Methodology .......................................................................................................... 29

    .......................................................................................................................... Statement of Themes 3 0 Statement of Thematic Emphasis for Interpretive Representation

    ..................................................................................................................... at The Forks. and Rationale 42

    ................... V1 HERITAGE IMPLICATIONS ON SITE PLANNING AND DESIGN 43 ...................................................................................................... Euro-Canadian Historic Land Patterns 43

    .................................................................................................................................. Site Heritage Zones 58 Heritage Views and Vantage Points ........................................................................................................... 58 Public Spaces and Heritage Interpretation ............................................................................................... 58

    ............................................................................................ Archaeology As A Site Planning Determinant 62 .................................................. Heritage Related Planning and Design Guidelines - Existing Buildings 65

    .................................................................................................. Principles Applying to Specific Buildings 66 .................................................. Heritage-Related Planning and Design Guidelines - New Construction 70

  • VII THE FORKS HERITAGE INTERPRETATION AND OPERATIONAL STRATEGY ................................................................ 7 1 The Forks Interpretation Philosophy ....................................................................................................... 7 1 Goals of Interpretation at The Forks .................................................................................................... 7 1 Heritage Interpretation Methods .............................................................................................................. 73

    VIII THE FORKS HERITAGE INTERPRETIVE PLAN ................................................................... OPERATIONAL FRAMEWORK 7 7

    Introduction ............................................................................................................................................ 77 Interpretation and Planning Criteria ......................................................................................................... 77 Definition of Criteria ................................................................................................................................ 77 Heritage Advisory Committee Consultation Process .................................................................................. 80 Assessments of Third Party Proposals ...................................................................................................... 81

    .................................................................................................. Interpretive Plan Operational Principles 83

    M . SOURCES ................................................................................................ 8 7

    APPENDIX A ................................................................................................... 89 COLLECTED RESULTS OF 1990. l99 l and 1992 PUBLIC CONSULTATIONS ............................................... 89 A . Community Consultation by Lord Cultural ResourcesPlanning & Management Inc ............................... 89 B . Results from Public Meetings. The Forks Renewal Corporation. 1991 ................................................. 94 C . Results from Public Meeting. The Forks Renewal Corporation. June 1992 ........................................... 97

    APPENDIX B .......