The last edition of the Memory Bank celebrates our 50th anniversary and opening of the Trevor Pascoe Pavilion. Click here for our Newsletters.
The 28th November 2015 was a big day with the official opening of our newest pavilion. Thankyou to all the visitors, friends and members which made it a huge success.
A wonderful evening and dinner was held on the grounds to celebrate our 50 years or operating the Museum. Congratulations to Rosemarie Amos for her Life Membership as well.
We have had a lot of publicity lately and rightly so. Our complex is looking fantastic and our new pavilion is nearly ready for our Open Day on the 28th November. Our volunteers have been working hard on displays, new paths, gardens, new storage areas, new office and a general clean up.
The last edition of the Memory Bank focusses on our Museum history. Click here for our Newsletters.
Members enjoyed a good night out at the Carcoar Hospital Museum’s dinner. Villages of the Heart supported the evening and it was well attended with many 'characters' in costume. Jacqui Newling (Sydney Living Museum) was there and Rebecca Pinchin (Orange Council Heritage).
Attached is the program for the evening. It was a re-enactment of the Farewell dinner to Dr Rowland. There was lots of toasts and back slapping not only to the good doctor, but toasts to Queen Victoria (we all sang God Save the Queen!) and the local member of parliament, who chaired, Commercial people in town, the agricultural sector etc. then people replied!
Most of the people were dressed up in period costume and if not they wore royal blue. It was a great night. Thank you to Phil for the photos. There were 12 representatives from Millthorpe.
We had some international visitors come to the Museum on the 27th February from The Netherlands Historic Engine & Tractor Club. This is a very active club with over 4500 members.
We were lucky to meet a few of the members while they were visiting Australia. They were in Australia for 16 days, flying into Sydney and out of Melbourne, but spending most time out of the cities.
From the Museum they went onto the Wellington Vintage Fair where they no doubt had an equally good day.
So thank you to Tei, Jacq and Terry for coming to our Museum. Also tour guide Anna Meijer for bringing them. Hope you enjoyed your 21st birthday looking at our collection Terry.
This edition of the Memory Bank focusses on WW1 with the commemoration of the Gallipoli landing coming up in April. Click here for our Newsletters.
Minister for Local Government and Bathurst MP, Paul Toole came to the Museum on Wednesday 7th January 2015. We were successful in obtaining a $10,000 grant from the State Government Community Building Partnership. This will go towards re-cladding the Exhibition Building which was timber clad to now being corrugated.
Further building works have also seen the Exhibition Building extended to accommodate the large Edgells Pea Viner and the floor concreted. This is just some of the major works which have been happening in conjunction with the new Trevor Pascoe Pavilion on the Museum grounds.
Photo by Laurie Williams.
Focussing on our wonderful committees across all aspects of the Society the new Memory Bank is again a great read. CLICK TO READ