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Volunteer Robert Chesworth, publicity officer Roz Jones, volunteer Nev Rosendale and president Robert Forbes check out the model of their new building which will house the Lawrence Museums large exhibits out of the weather and will be constructed at the rear of the museum. Pic: Lynne Mowbray

New building to protect our history

Volunteer Robert Chesworth, publicity officer Roz Jones, volunteer Nev Rosendale and president Robert Forbes check out the model of their new building which will house the Lawrence Museums large exhibits out of the weather and will be constructed at the rear of the museum. Pic: Lynne Mowbray
Volunteer Robert Chesworth, publicity officer Roz Jones, volunteer Nev Rosendale and president Robert Forbes check out the model of their new building which will house the Lawrence Museums large exhibits out of the weather and will be constructed at the rear of the museum. Pic: Lynne Mowbray

 

Plans are underway for the construction of a new building at the rear of the Lawrence Museum which will house the museums larger exhibits and protect them from the elements.
The ‘new’ old shed will be built in keeping with the early Australian era and will be 14 metres wide and 12 metres deep, with the possibility of two, 12 metre by four metre extensions (which will be built on either side), when funds allow.
The building will have a large ground floor area with a mezzanine level.
Museum president Robert Forbes said that he hoped that the community would think about their old stuff before throwing it out or taking it to the dump.
“There are a lot of interesting items out there and unless we get the facilities, we won’t be able to house them,” said Mr Forbes.
“We would appreciate any quality second hand, older style building materials eg metal, roofing, windows and doors.”
It’s hoped that the new building will take on the look of an old farm shed and the committee are hoping that a local farmer or land owner may be able to donate a tree.
“We are prepared to fell it, mill it and clean up after us,” said Mr Forbes.
“Most of the building work will be carried out by volunteers and the committee are looking for more helpers.
“This is a good unofficial men’s shed, for people who want to get involved.
“There’s always plenty to be done both inside and out.”
For the diary – The Lawrence Museum will hold its annual MONSTER GARAGE SALE on Saturday, April 2, at the museum in Merton Street, Lawrence, from 8.30am.
If you wish to donate any saleable items, please contact the numbers below.
For more information contact: President Robert Forbes 0412 715 805 or Publicity Officer Roz Jones 0429 477 102.

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