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20 March, 2022

Preserving Our Past: Gilgandra Museum and Historical Society

March 15

By Supplied

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.

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