Saturday, May 14, 2011

yarra ranges regional museum opens its doors

It was terrific to be part of the opening of the Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, which officially opened on Saturday 14th May in Lilydale.

The museum, over 20 years in the making since its inception is a wonderful addition to the Shire of Yarra Ranges community.

It was wonderful to listen to Wurrundjeri Senior Elder, Aunty Joy, do the welcome to country. The museum features the history of Coranderrk Aboriginal Station (located in Healesville) and stories of the Aboriginal struggle for rights, led by William Barak.

The museum features a number of exhibitions, Connections - Stories People Place, an exhibition that tells the story of the Yarra Ranges region, the connections and relationships between people, the environment and the histories we share.

DigiTALES is the museum's first temporary exhibition, featuring personal images stories and objects for the region from 1950 through to the present. Visitors can also check out the digital photobooth, a modern day version of the photobooth it proved to be very popular.

The museum was jointly funded by all three tiers of government and a hefty contribution of $480,000 raised by the local community, a testament to the dedication of the local community to see this project delivered.

It's a terrific facility, the cafe is operated by the wonderful Healesville Hotel, renowned for their use of local and fresh produce. I encourage you to go for a visit, you can find them at 35 Castella Street, Lilydale.

If you'd like to know more you can call 9294 6313, email or click online here. You can also find the museum on facebook or follow them on twitter.

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