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The cutting of the cake was conducted by past and present presidents L-R Steve Tranter, Edith Dobbin (current president) and John Wells. Image: Lynne Mowbray

Maclean Museum celebrates 50 years

Lynne Mowbray|

The Maclean District Historical Society celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday at the Maclean Museum.

The Bi-centennial Museum and the Stone Cottage were open free to the public from 10am until 4pm, on the day.

Committee members dressed up in period costume for the special event, with former Maclean High School textile teacher Robin Hosking judging the ‘Dress to an Era’ competition, which was won by Catherine O’Neill and Tina Evans.

Robin’s dress was hand made by her for the special occasion and was a copy of her great-great grandmother’s dress, which she accessorised with a brooch of her great-grandmothers.

Around 100 people attended the official opening at 11am with vice-president Ken Muller officiating as MC.

Former Maclean Historical Society presidents John Wells (1983-1989) and Steve Tranter (1996-2000), spoke about their time as president.

Current president Edith Dobbin presented the history of the society before being joined by the two former presidents to jointly cut the 50th anniversary cake.

Children from some of the nearby schools were presented with gifts for their participation in the museums colouring in competition, which ran in the lead-up to the anniversary.

The Maclean District Historical Society wants to thank everyone who attended, or took part, in their 50th anniversary celebrations.