Stratford Historical Society and Museum

News from the Stratford Historical Society and Museum, in Stratford, Gippsland, Victoria. We are open Tuesdays from 10am to 3pm, and the fourth Sunday of the month from 2pm to 4pm. Our postal address is P.O. Box 145, Stratford, 3862.

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

We have a Fence!


We have our new fence! So we are very happy. George and the crew have done a stunning job - we didn't expect it quite this quick!


This means that now, when we look at the Museum, we are not also looking at all the backyards of the main street shops, occupied by very nice and neat people, but still back yards.


It looks so good, we can almost ignore that pole in front of us.

Because the next step, apart from structural work on the building, is to reinstate the front fence.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Next Meeting - Talbotville

Talbotville under snow

Talbotville under Snow (Society Collection)

Next meeting of the Society is at 7.30pm on Monday 22 March, in the room off to the left of the Stratford Library.

After a short business meeting, Mrs Glad Tatterson (nee Traill) will talk about the time she spent living in Talbotville with her grandparents, Martha and Albert Stout.

There is nothing left today at Talbotville (out from Dargo and Grant), except a cemetery and some earthworks.

Everyone is welcome at the meeting

Monday, March 08, 2010

Clydebank School Roll

The Society is delighted to have received the school roll from Clydebank for copying. The school opened in 1874, and this roll goes from 1914 to 1945, after which the school closed.

More details will be available once the roll has been indexed.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Much Excitement

There is much excitement inside and outside the Museum.

Firstly, we have our new internal doors.

Doors in Stratford Museum

These were partially funded by Building Better Museums, and are going to be brilliant for keeping out dust and flies when we are open.

Outside, the side fence is moving along nicely.


This fence, funding partially by ESSO and the Wellington Shire, will beautifully frame the building, so we will no longer be looking at the back entrances to the shops in main street.

There is so much happening that we go home each Tuesday with our heads whirling!