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Museum set for redevelopment

Wheatlands Museum at Warracknabeal is set for a $250,000 facelift.

The museum, home to an extensive collection of rare and historic farm machinery, will start undergoing a $250,000 transformation in the next month.

Museum management committee chairman Gordon Mills said the first stage of redevelopment would include construction of a new foyer with indoor toilets, meeting room and reception area and a fire-proof area for storage of irreplaceable historic material.

“It has taken a lot of years and plenty of frustration to get this going but it is finally happening,” he said.

“As present we are building the $250,000 first stage. Outfitting the redevelopment will be the second stage.”

Mr Mills said the committee had been unsuccessful in grant applications for the project for many years and had eventually decided to go ahead with its own money.

“We basically said let’s bite the bullet and do it ourselves so that’s what we’re doing. Some of the funds have been generated through our warehouse shop in Warracknabeal, which is run by volunteers, and we have also had a bequest that we have been able to use,” he said.

 

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Posted on Jul 30 2014

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