Museum news | AGM, an agreement and accumulated aquariums

VOLUNTEERS: Museum members Hamish Gidley-Baird, Pam Dellow and Janet Gidley-Baird in front of the newly installed streetscape photo.
VOLUNTEERS: Museum members Hamish Gidley-Baird, Pam Dellow and Janet Gidley-Baird in front of the newly installed streetscape photo.

OBERON and District Museum's annual general meeting will be held this Sunday, September 13 at 3pm at the museum.

Members are encouraged to attend to find out what has been happening over the past few months, as well as elect the committee for the coming year.

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Negotiations with the McMahon family have paved the way for a healthier future for the museum.

An agreement has been reached which will see many items of machinery with local significance remain under the control of the museum.

Importantly, the agreement ensures all restored and donated items will remain.

The museum put out a call for aquariums not so long ago and was very pleased to receive donations from Horrie Lewis, Julie Anne Rowlandson and Joy Toole, for which we are most grateful.

These are great display cabinets, particularly for ceramics and old bottles.

Another thank you must go to Billie Rowe for donating a very versatile glass display cabinet which is now housing a range of old musical instruments.

Anybody who has historical items they would like to donate to the museum for the enjoyment of the community can call into the museum.

The background photo (above) is one of the results of funding received from Oberon Council as part of a Museums and Markets Trail which is being co-ordinated by council's development officer, Mathew Webb.

Mark, from Mark's Signage, has done a wonderful job enlarging two photos so that they fill a whole wall behind the 1930s streetscape.

Paul Toole recently announced funding from Community Building Partnerships to repair the museum cottage.

The cottage is in poor condition and the funding will enable repairs to make it structurally sound and weather-proof.

For those wishing to join the museum, membership forms can be obtained from secretary Pam Dellow (0418 671 754) or by downloading one from the website https://oberonmuseum.com.

The museum is open every Sunday between 10.30am and 4pm and on the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 2pm.

Entry costs $5 or $12 for a family. Members are free.