Glen Innes History House volunteers, President Malcolm Wehr, left, Dianne Gallagher, Stephen Gregori, Eve Chappell and Pam Grimes with Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall.
Wednesday, 13 July 2016
ONE of the best community-owned archives of local history in the State’s north, the Land of the Beardies History House Museum, has been awarded $1,490 by the State Government to help it preserve several delicate artifacts.
History House general manager Eve Chappel said the funds would be used to conserve an old hand-inked silk or cotton military map that shows local river crossings in terms of their ability to bear armaments, an original cabbage tree hat, and a photo album of district pioneers.
Preserving these items would help give current and future generations a sense of the historical context of the Glen innes community, local State MP Adam Marshall said.
“All our communities are built on the work of people who, outside places like History House, have otherwise vanished into history,” he said.
“It’s important not to lose a sense of that contribution – if only to marvel at how easy our lives are in comparison to those who went before us.
“I wholeheartedly thank the people working to keep History House open and vital for their own contribution.”
History House is one of 13 local museums across NSW which have successfully accessed the NSW Government’s Volunteer Initiated Museum (VIM) Small Grants and Development Project Grants programs administered by Museums & Galleries on their behalf.
The VIM Small Grants fund short-term collection-based projects, while VIM Development Project Grants fund strategic projects such as initiatives to develop volunteers’ skills