A wealth of his­tory is wait­ing for you at the Euroa Mu­seum

Euroa Gazette - - NEWS -

a huge col­lec­tion of lo­cal arte­facts ar­ranged through­out the build­ing in a se­ries of rooms which are de­signed to dis­play par­tic­u­lar themes.

The mu­seum holds an ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of cloth­ing, house­hold items, farm ma­chin­ery, war mem­o­ra­bilia and many more vis­i­tors are able to de­velop an un­der­stand­ing and ap­pre­ci­a­tion of life in a ru­ral com­mu­nity over time by ex­am­in­ing the col­lec­tions of ev­ery­day and sig­nif­i­cant items.

The mu­seum has wel­comed hun­dreds of vis­i­tors through its doors this year, not to men­tion those that took part in tours that the mu­seum or­gan­ised both in town and around the district.

Re­cently mu­seum vol­un­teers have pro­duced a cal­en­dar for 2019 that con­tains a col­lec­tion of some of the fas­ci­nat­ing im­ages of the past that have been do­nated and col­lected over the years.

Copies of the cal­en­dar are avail­able at the mu­seum.

Nu­mer­ous other his­tor­i­cal books, ref­er­ences sou­venirs and mem­o­ra­bilia are also avail­able for pur­chase.

The mu­seum holds a great col­lec­tion of pho­tos, along with lo­cal and fam­ily his­tory.

The lo­cal Ge­nealog­i­cal Group meet reg­u­larly once a month and do a great job as­sist­ing oth­ers with en­quiries and help­ing with fam­ily re­search.

Vol­un­teers have also re­cently been digi­tis­ing shire rate books and the large col­lec­tion of his­tor­i­cal maps of the area.

The lo­cal mu­seum (the old Farm­ers Arms Ho­tel which was first li­censed in 1876) is lo­cated on Kirk­land Ave and is open for vis­i­tors on Wed­nes­days from 1pm to 4pm and on Sun­days or at other times by ap­point­ment.

Wheel­chair ac­cess is avail­able to the main build­ing, the El­iza For­longe Cot­tage and to the grounds.

Any­one in­ter­ested in join­ing the Euroa His­tor­i­cal and Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety is most wel­come.

En­quiries can be made by call­ing in dur­ing busi­ness hours or by email­ing the so­ci­ety at info@eu­roa­mu­seum.org.au.

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