Old Club Hotel Museum Taking Shape

Published on Thursday, 9 September 2010 at 12:00:00 AM

The external signage on the Old Club Hotel Museum is now up and includes the roof signage that adorned the original Club Hotel.

A concrete floor has been laid and power has now been connected to the museum building (as well as high quality internal and external lighting). The Shire is grateful to have received a Lotterywest grant of $60 000 that has assisted in funding this stage of the Old Club Hotel Museum project. The next step in the Old Club Hotel Museum project involves the construction of an entrance/walkway between the Old Club Hotel Museum and the Shire Administration Building. Eventually the Hood-Penn collection will then be housed within the Old Club Hotel Museum. This collection includes some 5,000 bottles, around 1,000 hand tools, wood planes, saws, scales, stoves, irons, biscuit tins, tobacco cutters, primus lamps, engines, ploughs, and enamel signs. The museum layout will utilise a freestyle design concept that will bring together the work and stories of local businesses and residences from the 1910s to the 1930s eras. Historical recreations will include a 1910’s Settlers House/Humpy, Bottleshop, 1930’s Stable, Shearing Shed, Blacksmith's Shop and Motor Garage.

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