$16,170 FOR RESTORATION WORK AT WALCHA HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM 

The Tool Room at the Walcha Historical Society Museum Complex is now a ‘safe and sure’ place for historical displays thanks to a $16,170 Community Building Partnership restoration grant.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson was on hand to inspect the work of local builder Josh Wellings who completed the restoration work.

“This is great news for the Historical Society. They are a passionate and committed bunch of volunteers who are doing a fantastic job of looking after the town and region’s past.

“The Tool Room building now stands straighter, the floor is now firm and does not drop when you step on it and it has a grab rail at the door to allow easier access.

“The Tool Room’s lighting has been improved with a sheet of clear roofing material and Josh even shored up the grape trellis on the outside of the building.
 
“He has added guttering which will ease the constant dampness (when it rains) which has been rotting the timber walls.

“It will be some months before the building will be reopening it for display purposes as the volunteers will be photographing and cataloguing all the items in the collection as they replace them in the display.

A grant of $1,998.76 from Museums & Galleries NSW – Create NSW fund was also handed over to allow for the purchase more storage boxes for the protection of vintage clothing,” Mr Anderson concluded.

Historical Society President Kate Hoy said the volunteers sincerely thanked the Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson and the NSW Government for the grant funding.

“The Society is slowly upgrading all the buildings in the complex with the intention of preserving our past for the future, with the assistance of grant funding,” she said.

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