Renewal for old school museum
A $25,000 museum renewal project will enable the Myrtleford and District Historical Society to achieve a major goal set back in 2012.
The group came together to set targets for ongoing building repairs and maintenance in that year including replacing the 100-year old corrugated iron roof.
This is the first major upgrade since then.
This renewal grant, funded by Alpine Shire and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, will mainly be spent on lime washing the external walls of the three oldest classrooms at the rear of the old state school.
The walls were constructed between 1870 and 1886 when pupil numbers were growing rapidly.
Some old local bricks and mortar will also be replaced in the process.
Myrtleford and District Historical Society president John Taylor said the project would fulfil the medium- term goal of the historical society to ensure a weatherproofed a secure place for their col- lection, which is essential in telling the “Myrtleford story”.
“The grant will also provide for some other urgent building maintenance and painting, to improve the appearance of the premises,” he said.
“Many residents and visitors value the role which the Historical Society plays in this community, the funding support we have received from Alpine Shire Council and DELWP is a great source of encouragement for members of the Historical Society.”
MUCH NEEDED: John Taylor is looking forward to seeing maintenance works take place at the Myrtleford Museum.