Building extensions

We have now completed the extension to our conservation building which has more than doubled 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.

The building was officially opened on Saturday 1st March by Cathy McGowan MP and Susan Reynolds OAM. Guests joined us for afternoon tea.

Comments by one of our members who attended the opening:

CONGRATULATIONS … the people involved in any way for the culmination of many, many hours of hard work in the Official Opening of the extended Conservation building.

The Opening took place on Saturday 1 March with a couple of dozen people present and it was excellent. I regret that there were not more people to have heard the fine speeches given by Sue Reynolds and Cathy McGowan, plus the enjoyable MCing of Linton Lethlean.

Sue gave an informative speech about the history of the Museum/Historical Society-so good to be reminded of all that has taken place and how special the Museum at Yackandandah is, given it being in a small country town.

Cathy was delightful and it was a privilege for us to have “our Cathy” with us. Cathy and Sue jointly pulled the covering from the plaque-well done and thank you. Guests enjoyed chatting with a cup of tea or coffee.