Historic Week celebrated at Yinnar Museum

For the week of October 16 to 22 the members of the Yinnar Historical Society opened the doors of the Yinnar Museum to the public for Historic Week, in two sessions daily 9.30am -11.30am and 1.30pm-3.30pm.
The museum is located in the old railway goods shed at Yinnar, commonly called the Shed.
Approximately 120 visitors, some local, some who had never been before, and some from a distance, took advantage of this opportunity to see the impressive displays of old artefacts, kitchenware, photos, clothing, farm goods and tools, cameras and radios to name a few. There are also four wings from the stage of the original Mechanics Hall which burned down. They were saved because they were in the Memorial Hall on stage at the time.
There is also a collection of history about the district families which is a source of great interest.
Viewing these objects brings back many memories of times past.
As part of the open times, four of the Historical Society ladies arranged a display of old crafts - embroidery, clothing, crochet, knitting and needlework. They demonstrated knitting, sewing on an old treadle sewing machine and spinning yarn from wool.
The members were thrilled with the interest shown and invite anyone else interested to come there on regular open days - the first Sunday in the month from 1.30pm- 4pm.
Others may be inclined to join this active group. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at the Museum.