I recently met with the Heidelberg Historical Society, a local community group with a dedicated
passion for understanding and preserving the history of Heidelberg and our wider community.
They are building a place for objects, documents and artefacts that explain our history.
Some members of this group have dedicated their entire working lives to local history, and
others have a keen interest and have picked up skills along the way. Their collection includes
maps, brochures, community group minutes and members lists.
Their current exhibition features a historical quilt from the mid-1890s, which they’ve used to
unpick the story of many local families and businesses from that time.
I commend president Jenn Burgess and the executive, who have worked tirelessly to create
a fun, educational and welcoming environment.
The wonderful collections at the museum currently don’t have museum standard preservation,
with no climate control and limited storage.
I know that in the coming years I will be looking to support them to ensure they can take the
best care of this collection and support them with applications for grants when the time is right.
I look forward to working closely with this group into the future.