Yass and District Historical Society (YDHS) is in the mood to celebrate.
As part of our 60th birthday, next year the society has successfully gained a project development grant of $5975 from Museums and Galleries of NSW to commission a strategic plan.
This will enable the YDHS to employ local consultants Eleventwelve Pty Ltd to assist in developing a plan for the society.
The aim is to ensure the society continues to effectively safeguard and promote the history of Yass and district into the future.
The strategic plan will consider both the operations of the museum and the archives and how they will best serve the community.
"As we approach our 60th anniversary next year it is timely that we plan ahead to ensure the longevity of the society and the preservation of the historical legacy it has created," said YDHS President Cheryl Mongan.
The grant application development was led by Adrian Cameron working with the YDHS committee.
This month the museum is hosting Free February: no museum entry for the month.
The museum will be open each Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm, as usual.
The community is encouraged to take the opportunity to view the personalities and events featured in the museum and explore their links to Yass past and present.
The museum is staffed by volunteers who will be delighted to welcome you and show you around or you might just like to come in and browse for yourselves.
In addition to Free February, a special weekday museum opening is being organised on Wednesday, February 12 as part of Senior Citizens Week. Our senior citizens are invited to drop in between 10am and 4pm. Groups are very welcome.
If your organisation or facility would like to make a group booking please phone Adrian Cameron on 0418 288 056 or Bill Pigram on 0423 760 855.
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