20 March, 2022
Preserving Our Past: Gilgandra Museum and Historical Society
At February’s meeting it was noted that new signage
had been installed at the museum and also on four
entrances to town.
Only positive comments have been
received to date on their appearance.
This signage was carried out by ex-Gilgandra resident Chris Newby and his team at Aztec Signs.
Signs on the big windmill and
Howard Rotary Hoe at the front of the museum building
will be updated soon.
Thanks to assistance from council, the total frontage
of the museum has now been painted, with local company
Paint ‘n’ Plus undertaking this work and even sprucing
up our flagpole at no cost.
Gilgandra Newspapers have completed designing
and printing new flyers, so colours and design are complementary,
on both signs and brochure, which adds to
attracting visitors to our facility.
With Trev Rogers
Electrical completing the upgrade of fluorescent lights
in the office building and the security lighting around
the building exterior to LED, we have been able to complete
acquittals for our powering communities and
stronger communities programme grants.
Member, Phil Howard, has been hard at work producing
the first of a number of videos to be shown
throughout the museum.
Members viewed this at the meeting, and it was an
excellent depiction on headers and harvesting. He will
now investigate the best way to have these displayed on
screens within the museum and will make other videos
on different subjects.
Secretary Brenda Walker tabled correspondence
which included family history queries on the Haeusler,
Johnson, and Stanley families.
It was also noted with pleasure that an application
for membership had been received from Paul Raines;
who has assisted the society on a number of occasions,
so it is great to welcome him as a member.
A 100-year-time capsule was buried at Coo-ee Memorial Park in 1988 when the Coo-ee Heritage Centre was first opened. This is situated where the new carpark will be built, however, it will now be moved to an appropriate location prior to work commencing.