For those of you that have always intended on learning more about the history of Forbes, there’s no chance like the present!
The Forbes and District Historical Museum located at 11 Cross Street will be having its Open Day on Saturday, 5th May from 11am to 3pm.
The museum has an extensive range of interesting and historical items on display. The dedicated museum committee members will also be on hand to share their knowledge of the antiquities from old machinery to fashions and bushranger history. The museum is open to the public through gold coin donation.
Museum Committee Secretary, Susan Stuart says that this is a fantastic opportunity for families to learn more about early Forbes.
“We would like to encourage all Forbes residents to come and visit the museum on the Open Day to find out a bit more about the history of our town,” said Susan.
Current and ongoing projects at the museum include the installation of a lift. The museum was awarded a State Government Grant at the end of last year as part of the Government’s Heritage Near Me Activation Grants Program.
“The installation of the lift will help us open the upstairs section of the old building. There are many rooms currently used for storage which we want to open up for display,” said Susan.
The museum will also be hosting a workshop meeting with Professor Louella McCarthy and Professor Kath Weston from the University of Wollongong on Thursday, 10th May at the RSL Auditorium at 2pm. The professors are in the process of putting together the history of rural medicine. A virtual museum will be setup by the professors. Anyone interested in attending the workshop or anyone that may have information, photographs or stories about medicine are welcome to contact Susan Stuart on (02) 6852 2034.