If only these walls could talk

The Northern Star - - NEWS -

WHEN the Kyo­gle His­tory Mu­seum fi­nally opens, the story of the Kyo­gle re­gion won’t just be in the ex­hi­bi­tion dis­plays.

The lights, the walls and the lead­light glass in the doors will tell an­other story from Kyo­gle’s liv­ing past.

Kyo­gle and Dis­trict His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety pres­i­dent Doug Camp­bell was thrilled how the floor­boards from Cedar Point Hall looked on the back wall of the Bloore St mu­seum in Kyo­gle.

The teak is a hard­wood that was used for dance floors be­cause it ab­sorbed the sound.

If only it could talk? What sto­ries it would tell.

The $17,000 floor­ing of the mu­seum fea­tures blue gum do­nated by Hur­fords Hard­ware.

The art deco hang­ing lights in the re­cep­tion area of the mu­seum were found at the old IGA build­ing.

“Most were de­stroyed,” Mr Camp­bell said.

Eleven were lov­ingly re­stored by Mr Camp­bell and they hang grace­fully from the new white ceil­ing.

Two sinks from Horse­shoe Creek Hall have been in­stalled in the bath­rooms.

The mu­seum is ex­pected to open early next year.

Photo: Susanna Freymark

LIV­ING PAST: Doug Camp­bell is over­see­ing the build­ing of the new Kyo­gle His­tory Mu­seum.

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