TOP SHELF GRANT FOR URALLA’S MCCROSSINS MILL MUSEUM

TOP SHELF GRANT FOR URALLA’S MCCROSSINS MILL MUSEUM

Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall and McCrossins Mill Museum committee members Sue Singleton, left, and Pamela Wright taking a look at some of the museum’s stored items that will soon be catalogued and properly shelved.

ARCHIVISTS at Uralla’s McCrossins Mill were delighted to receive news from Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall of a $1,149 grant from the NSW Government to purchase additional industrial shelving to store some of their valuable artefacts.

Mr Marshall made the announcement while visiting the museum last week.

“The grant has come from the Volunteer Initiated Museums Small Grants Program which has proved to be an excellent source of funding for our local small museums,” Mr Marshall said.

“I was delighted to be able to offer my support to this project as I recognise the importance of McCrossins Mill and the hard working committee members and volunteers who put so much time and effort into preserving and celebrating the community’s history.

“Many of the museum’s artefacts aren’t on display and are kept in storage in the old stables beside the Mill.

“At present, many of these items are sitting on the floor so it’s a priority for the museum to put their collection onto shelves, not only to better preserve and catalogue them, but also for easy access.

“It’s important the museum maintain professional standards in the management and cataloguing of their collection so I’m very pleased the government is able to help out with this small grants.

“McCrossins Mill is an impressive museum and I always enjoy wandering through and taking in the history of Uralla’s early days.”

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