The Mullumbimby Museum has entered the 21 century with a ducted climate control system recently installed and launched by Greens MP Tamara Smith last Thursday. As much as they love their museum pieces they were happy to take their beloved, traditional kerosene heater and consign it to history and a featured position within the museum.
Not only is the heating and cooling important to keep volunteers and visitors at just the right temperature but ‘the climate control is also important for the preservation of many items within the museum,’ said Stephen Hall president of the Brunswick Vally Historical Society (BVHS) that runs the museum.
The BVHS received a NSW government grant for $10,000 through Community Building Partnerships funding towards the installation that they topped up with $7,000 to facilitate the installation.
The museum is based in Mullumbimby’s first Post Office that the historical society saved from demolition in the early 80s when the current Post Office was being proposed. They moved the building from the corner of Burringbar and Dalley Streets in 1984 to Summers Park on the corner of Myocum and Stuart Streets.
The historical society collect and preserve local documents, objects, records and photographs as well as support projects like Sharon Shostak’s documentary film series Mullumbimby Magic that is currently in development.
The monthly Mullumbimby markets are held at the museum site and help support and maintain the museum, its collections and ongoing projects.