Na­tional hon­ours for her­itage site

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

HER­ITAGE-listed Bank­foot House has been highly com­mended at the 2019 Mu­se­ums and Gal­leries Na­tional Awards.

The award was for the precinct’s Rais­ing the Bench­mark ini­tia­tive, that aimed to in­crease vis­i­tors by in­stalling new per­ma­nent ex­hi­bi­tions.

Cr Rick Baberowski said the award recog­nised “an out­stand­ing museum ex­pe­ri­ence and her­itage icon for the Sun­shine Coast”.

“The Bank­foot House Her­itage Precinct and its stun­ning set­ting is cap­tur­ing the hearts of Sun­shine Coast res­i­dents, and now the re­freshed in­ter­pre­tive dis­plays and re­stored shed of­fer vis­i­tors a deep dive his­tory ex­pe­ri­ence and win­dow into the lives of a sig­nif­i­cant fam­ily and pe­riod of our lo­cal his­tory,” he said.

“Thanks as al­ways to the Friends of Bank­foot House who have played an im­por­tant role in the evo­lu­tion of the her­itage precinct. Their commitment, re­search and cat­a­logu­ing of the col­lec­tion has helped us to trans­form the in­ter­pre­ta­tive dis­plays.”

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