Congratulations to Bathurst and District Historical Society museum who received $100,000 of funding through the Strong Country Communities Fund.
In an interview with the Western Advocate, Samantha Friend, curator for the Historical Society’s museum and member of the RAHS Affiliated Societies Committee, said the space hadn’t changed much since the 1980s and was in need of the upgrade. “It is just going to be so beneficial, new carpet, new paint, window tinting,” she said. Samantha explained how ‘window tinting is really important because the UV light has a detrimental affect on the collection, so we’ve got to try to keep it out to preserve the collection.” Read the full story here.
The Bathurst District Historical Society Museum is located in the East Wing of the heritage listed Bathurst Courthouse, designed by Colonial Architect James Barnett. The musuem collection focuses on objects that highlight key regional developments such as the growth of the garrison town, contact with explorers and surveyors, the first gold discovery in NSW, the formulation of Cobb and Co., and the region’s bushranging history. Displays are changed regularly to showcase the Society’s collection of over 8,000 objects , which all have an interesting story to tell. The museum opening hours are Tuesday – Friday (10:00 to 16:00) and Saturday – Sunday (11:00 to 14:00).