After considerable consultation the committee of the Port of Yamba Historical Society has decided, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, to close the Museum and the Old Kirk to visitors immediately, until further notice. The situation will be reviewed at the end of April.
Unfortunately this includes the planned Keith Howland Retrospective which was to open March 31; with enthusiastic support from the organisers, the exhibition has been carried over to next year – April 2021.
This is a most appropriate decision given the Museum will feature in celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Port of Yamba Historical Society during 2021. “We will re-schedule the opening night as part of the 2021 Plunge festival.” said president Lesley Pickering.
Meanwhile, the new ‘Function Room’ addition is nearing completion and hopefully when all the isolation is over the committee and members can show off this exciting project with an exhibition opening! The Yaegl-inspired garden project will continue to go ahead with earthworks for the driveway and parking to begin in the next couple of weeks. This beautiful garden will include imprinted walking stones, mosaics and totem poles amongst the colourful native foliage and will be a stunning addition surrounding the building.