Paeroa and Dis­trict His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety mu­seum his­tory

Hauraki-Coromandel Post - - News -

The re­gal build­ing was built in 1940 by the Paeroa Bor­ough Coun­cil as a cen­ten­nial me­mo­rial li­brary.

Lo­cal pi­o­neer Al­fred Fiel­don Thorpe formed a group to take care of con­tents des­tined for a mu­seum. Fiel­don was pres­i­dent of the so­ci­ety and be­came a life mem­ber. His do­na­tions en­abled the mu­seum project to be com­pleted at an ear­lier date.

In 1979, the coun­cil al­lowed the team to set up shop in the li­brary build­ing (hence the Fiel­don Thorpe room).

The so­ci­ety then bought the build­ing in 1989.

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