BEST OF THE WEST
WORK to preserve the stories of the district’s wartime heroes is under way at the Miles Historical Village War Museum, with a $100,000 upgrade set to be finished by the end of the year.
Volunteers are sifting through more than 3000 items in the museum’s current collection, while consultants from Timeline Heritage work to reinterpret the museum’s themes and displays to best tell how war impacted rural communities.
The lengthy process has been helped along by Miles resident and WWII veteran Eric Geldard who pays regular visits to the museum to share his personal war time stories with volunteers.
The 92-year-old was instrumental in establishing the war museum in the early 1980s.
The reinterpretation project, What War Meant To Miles: Heroes, Hardships and Heartfelt Stories, will focus on wartime experiences in Miles and surrounding districts, preserving the museum’s current military collection.
VITAL: History preserved.