Oberon Museum | Vicki's the winner and the pavilion's taking shape

DIGGING DEEP: Roger Arrow draws the winning tickets in Oberon District Museum's 100 Club raffle.

DIGGING DEEP: Roger Arrow draws the winning tickets in Oberon District Museum's 100 Club raffle.

OBERON District Museum's 100 Club raffle was drawn recently and Vicki Walsh was the lucky winner of the $750 first prize.

The second name to be drawn was Wayne Unsworth and he will take home a prize of $250.

This is the second time the museum has run a fundraiser of this sort, with Roger Arrow being the winner of last year's raffle.

This is one of the museum's few fundraising opportunities, apart from membership fees and visitors' entry fees.

The committee would like to thank all those who supported the cause by purchasing tickets.

In other news, the new pavilion is really starting to take shape.

Panels for lining and display have been donated by Borg, and the U3A group, fondly called "the Rusty Restorers", have volunteered much of the labour for the "fit out".

This building will house a timber industry display with draft interpretative panels already up for viewing.

Locals have been donating relevant equipment and the display promises to be quite comprehensive and varied.

This pavilion also houses a small railway display, and a workshop where museum equipment can be restored.

There's also good news on the historic weatherboard cottage.

The roofing was replaced some time back, but now repair and replacement work has been carried out on the walls and flooring, which means that the cottage is now fully waterproof and protected from the elements.

If you haven't been to Oberon's District Museum in recent times, do come and have a look.

You will be pleased with the efforts being made to preserve Oberon's past.

Interested people are welcome to become members at a cost of only $10 per year.

| More information can be found on the museum's website, oberonmuseum.com, or by contacting secretary Pam Dellow on 0418 671 754.