We are holding a ‘mini’ exhibition about bicycles. This coincides with the Cycle Salute events happening throughout our region in October and November.
May 26, 2013
We are very excited as work is well on the way to completing the extension to our conservation building which will more than double the buildings’ storage capacity. This building sits at the rear of the museum and houses that part of our collection and records which are not on public view. This is the working and storage area of our museum where volunteers index, catalogue and care for our collection. These resources are accessed for carrying out family research and for new exhibitions. As well as the extra storage space our volunteers will appreciate working in less cramped conditions.
The extension incorporates a bathroom for staff.
UPDATE: The extensions are now complete.
We will be having an official opening at a date to be announced in spring. Watch this space!
February 10, 2012
Welcome to the Yackandandah Museum blog.
The aim of the Yackandandah Museum is to provide a place where information, stories and objects concerning Yackandandah and district can be collected, conserved, researched, stored, displayed and shared.
On this blog you will you will find information and images relevant to our historic buildings, current and anticipated exhibitions, events, education programs, research opportunities, publications and sale items.
Details about our history, solar powered building, membership, friends, and volunteer activities for the Yackandandah Historical Society can also be found on this site.
We look forward to meeting you on your next visit.
Please sign our visitor’s book when you are here.
February 10, 2012
STONE BANK BUILDING
Built in 1860 this building operated as the Bank of Victoria until 1893 when the site was sold to the Haig family. Thomas Haig operated his tailoring business from the original banking chamber, retaining all the Australian red cedar fittings. Thomas’s daughter, Bella, sold the premises to the Yackandandah Historical Society in 1969.
In December 2006 a fire, which started in a neighbouring building, completely gutted the bank building. Little was retrieved from the rubble.
The donation box and the service counter have been built from the charred remnants of red cedar.
The stone building was restored and reopened as the Yackandandah Museum in November 2008.
This building originally fronted High Street and operated as a butcher’s shop before being used as an agency for the Bank of Victoria. It was moved to its present site to accommodate construction of the stone bank building. The cottage was in need of major repairs when purchased by the Yackandandah Historical Society in 1969. It reopened in 1981.
February 10, 2012
The Yackandandah Museum invites you to visit us and browse the exhibition spaces.
CURRENT EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:
GOLD | photographic display of local puddling, sluicing and barges
A STITCH IN TIME -
A Stitch in Time’ is in place and will run well into 2013. This features a signature banner made as a fund-raiser for the building of the Yackandandah Bush Nursing Hospital in 1929.
A program for children involves making their own contribution to a new, Yackandandah Signature Cloth which is now on display.
CORONATION CELEBRATIONS | artefacts + records of events related to local celebrations of King Edward VII’s coronation
When you have finished viewing the exhibitions you can wander through to the rear of the museum to visit the fully furnished 1850’s Bank of Victoria manager’s residence.
YACKANDANDAH BRASS BAND
Come to the museum and see our new exhibition on the Yackandandah Brass Band. Over time the band was also referred to as the Yackandandah Citizens Band and Yackandandah District Band. Some of the original instruments are on display as well as various other objects and information.
Learn about Yackandandah’s own soft drink company in this fascinating exhibition. Find out about Johns’ journey from the Isle of Man via California to Yackandandah. There is a wealth of information and photos, and collectors will enjoy viewing the beautiful bottles on display and the soda water medals. The medals show prizes won in London, Paris and Melbourne for soda water made from the pure spring waters of Yackandandah.