A museum will open in Portage but not for another two years.

The residential school museum was set to open in 2008 but following advice from the museum assistance program will be delayed about a year.

Long Plain Chief Dennis Meeches explains there are a lot of factors playing when determining a new grand opening, including funding.

Meeches adds long plain is growing with new economic projects underway. He notes the museum will be a key to that growth.