Oil Museum of Canada to Receive Preservation Award

Oil Springs, ON - The Oil Museum of Canada (OMC) is being recognized for its work in facilitating the preservation and understanding of artifacts related to the early days of the Canadian petroleum industry.

The museum, owned and operated by the County of Lambton, will be presented with the Petroleum History Society's Preservation Award for 2016 at the Society's Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony tonight (Wednesday, March 29) in Calgary.

"The County is honoured to receive such recognition from a group so devoted to telling the story of Canada's petroleum industry," said Warden Bill Weber. "This award further demonstrates the County's commitment to the preservation and story-telling of its unique history, of which we as a community are tremendously proud."

The recognition comes as the County of Lambton and Fairbank Oil Fields continue their joint pursuit of UNESCO World Heritage site designation for the Oil Springs Industrial Landscape site. A joint application was submitted to Parks Canada earlier this year, for inclusion on Canada's Tentative List for World Heritage Sites. Should the application be successful, it would then undergo a dossier review and approval process before eventual evaluation by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee.

For more information about Fairbank Oil Fields, visit fairbankoil.com. To learn more about the Oil Museum of Canada, visit lambtonmuseums.ca/oil.

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