The extension and improvements to the Heritage Centre in Murchison are now complete and we have officially passed our building inspection. There is some outside asphalting to be attended then the major works will be finished.
Members are now working on creating new displays, re-arranging the layout in the Gallery and generally setting up everything to be ready to function once again as a Resource Centre. The new facilities will mean we will be better able to cater for our visitors.
Furnishing our new meeting room is underway and the Lions Club of Murchison & District have generously supported us by a gift of funds that will cover the purchase of four new tables. The Lion’s Club work consistently fundraising for lots of projects both locally and further afield so it is heart-warming to have this sponsorship when there are other demands on their hard earned income. Lion’s Club President, Peter Elford presented the cheque to Historical Society members, President Kay Ball and Treasurer Lyndon Gregory at a recent meeting.
The Historical Society have obtained some excellent secondhand glass cabinets to assist in displaying artefacts more attractively and again we received great support locally from the Supa Valu store owners, Derek and Glenys Pearson who allowed us the use of their transporter to deliver the cabinets to the Heritage Centre. It was all hands on deck and took almost all day to achieve as the units are quite big, heavy and made of glass so needed some experienced and careful handling. We now look forward to setting them up to show off our historical items!
Hard to say when we will be open to the public again as there is much to do, but we are working towards late January or early February next year. We will advertise when the Grand Opening will be!