Community News

Schaeffer House Museum

The 85th Anniversary of the Jacaranda Festival has been better than ever thanks to all the volunteers from Grafton and the Clarence. The trees have been glorious as usual. We thank Henry Volkers and Bill Chataway for their foresight so many years ago.

At Schaeffer House Museum there is still time to see the great exhibition of the history of fire fighting in the Clarence. Many objects have been lent, including historical clothing, models and even a leather fire beating tool repaired by Christine of Newcombe’s Saddlery. Suzanne Gibson has worked on this display. It is quite topical, as it coincides with the awful bush fires across the country.

We thank all our volunteers who work to keep the museum and research area open for the benefit of our community. Special thanks to Ray and Sue Smith who will be leaving us soon, having done a great deal to help. One of our new volunteers, Kerry Quinn, has been a great help in making our Open Garden so beautiful. 

Grafton people can be very proud of their wonderful museum at Schaeffer House, which is open on Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday afternoons from 1 pm to 4 pm.