Farming exhibition opens soon
The final touches are being put in place for the opening of a new exhibition at the Firth Tower Museum.
Pictures are being hung up, hay
bales placed for decoration and machinery polished in the lead-up to the official opening of From Horse to Tractor – Farm Machinery Through the Years on Saturday, February 11.
Set up in the newly renovated Mark Madill Shed, a story is machinery on display.
After a short 10am opening ceremony, the exhibition will be open until 4pm.
Matamata Historical Society volunteers guarantee it will be an enjoyable day, and a cup of tea and coffee will be on offer.
Many of the volunteers have been hard at work over the past five years putting the new extensions into place in the Mark Madill Shed – originally built in 1989.
New pieces of antique machinery have been added to the former collection along with information boards and photographs.
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Ready to open: Barry Timings and Bob Dijkman have been volunteering their time to help get the new exhibition finished in time for its opening.