Echuca Historical Society receives Victorian Government grant to help build a new building.TRENT HORNEMAN January 30, 2013 4:19am
Member for Rodney Paul Weller and Echuca Historical Society president Dot Hammond discuss expansion plans at Echuca Museum.
Echuca Historical Society will build a new ‘‘engine room’’ for its researchers after a $69,000 State Government grant.
President Dot Hammond said the cash boost, combined with $23,000 from the society, would help build a new research building at the rear of its museum on the corner of High and Warren streets.
Mrs Hammond said the new building would allow its members to research in peace, while expanding its museum floor space.
‘‘It will allow members to have the peace and quiet they need, as well as giving more space for museum visitors,’’ she said.
‘‘We will be able to tell more of a story to explain the images on our walls.
‘‘It is all about adding to the historical experience of the Port of Echuca.’’
Mrs Hammond said about 25 to 50 per cent of visitors to the museum each week came to work on research.
Member for Rodney Paul Weller said the State Government contributed $69,000 from the Putting Locals First Program’s regional growth fund for the expansion.
He said the new 72 square metre building was a boost for the region.
‘‘The new building will house administration, volunteer support, training services, conservation and storage and allow the dedicated museum facility in the current premises to have an increased area for exhibits and to enhance the visitor experience of Echuca’s heritage precinct,’’ he said.
‘‘In addition, the new building will provide an area for meetings and social functions to help the society to better engage with the community.’’
The Echuca museum expansion project is set to be completed in June.
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