Winton Wetlands committee of management is sourcing historical items for an exhibition next month.April 24, 2014 3:17am
Preparations are underway for an exhibition to celebrate Winton Wetlands’ European history.
The Winton Wetlands committee of management is sourcing items to showcase at next month’s exhibition, which will feature both indoor and outdoor displays.
‘‘We’re busy sorting through our collection of potential exhibition pieces, but we’re also keen to hear from anyone with items relevant to the site’s history from 1860 through to the present day,’’ Winton Wetlands committee of management chief executive Jim Grant said.
‘‘We’ve been fortunate enough to have so many locals share their stories through our European history project, but we know that many locals still have their own unique connection with the site and its many changes and we invite them to share with us any items they may have from those days to include in the exhibition.’’
The history exhibition will feature a variety of pieces from Winton Wetlands’ European history and items will be selected by a small group with representatives from the Benalla Historical Society and Winton Wetlands committee members and project staff.
‘‘We are looking for any items that tell a story relating to the site’s history,’’ Mr Grant said.
‘‘Whether it’s stories about farming the land or skiing on Lake Mokoan, we would love to hear from you.
‘‘The exhibition selection group will carefully select the items used for display to ensure we take people through the journey of the site.’’
Some of the items that have already been received include old bottles, photographs, rusted-out shotguns and old farming tools.
The Winton Wetlands History Exhibition will be held at the Lake Mokoan Yacht Club from Saturday, May 24 to Sunday, June 1. The opening night will be held on Friday, May 23.
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