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Do you remember the days of the telephone exchange? Soon you will be able to step back in time at Nambour Museum to see a new display reminiscent of an early Post Office and Telephone Exchange thanks to Sunshine Coast Council’s latest round of Heritage Levy grants.

Nambour Museum received $6788 towards the new display.

The Nambour Museum is one of 11 organisations receiving a share of more than $51,000 in the latest Heritage Levy grant funding round for Collection Care and Exhibitions and Public Programs.

Heritage Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said preserving our heritage and sharing our stories was a key goal of the Heritage Levy.

“We have a vibrant network of heritage organisations across the Sunshine Coast that are working hard to preserve and promote our history and to share the importance of cultural heritage protection, conservation and education,” Cr Baberowski said.

“In addition to the post office and telephone exchange display at Nambour Museum, the latest round of grants will contribute to a range of projects including the conservation and preservation of the significant WW1 Honour Board at the Glass House Mountains Community Hall and the purchase of archival display cabinets for collection items and viewing of artefacts on rotation at the Kiel Mountain pilgrimage site.

“Thanks to the work of our local museums and heritage organisations, and their dedicated band of volunteers, preservation of our Sunshine Coast heritage is in good hands.”

Nambour Museum president Clive Plater said the Heritage Levy grant would enable the museum to provide better long-term conservation of the historic telecommunications items in their collection and to create a display that fully engages visitors.

“The project will create a sense of actually being inside an old Post Office and Telephone Exchange, and will feature a classic Red Public Telephone Box plus many other items, that have until now, been in storage at the museum,” Mr Plater said.

“The construction phase of the project will be completed in early 2020, with the display expected to be open to the public by mid-2020.”

Nambour Museum is open Wednesday to Saturday, 1-4pm, and showcases the rich heritage of the local district, major industries such as sugar cane, telecommunications and health as well as many other facets of country life. 

Recipients for this round of Heritage Levy grants include Nambour Museum, Landsborough and District Historical Society, Glass House Mountains Community Hall, Friends of Pattemore House, Peachester History Committee, Yandina and District Historical Society, Avatar's Abode, Eumundi and District Historical Association and Queensland Air Museum.

To find out about volunteering at your local museum visit heritage.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/About/Volunteer

For more information about council’s grant programs visit www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Grants-and-Funding/Grants-Programs

 
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