HISTORIC DISPLAY: An accordion player accompanies a visitor playing the spoons at the Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum.
HISTORIC DISPLAY: An accordion player accompanies a visitor playing the spoons at the Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum.

Community values history of the Gold Coast Hinterland

HISTORY lovers can learn more about the heritage of the Gold Coast Hinterland with the help of volunteers at a fascinating range of displays.

Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum displays include the Nerang railway station, with its cameras, a school room, railway memorabilia and saddlery.

Okey House depicts the 1930s era and Franklin House a later period, the 1950s.

Museum secretary Anne Panitz says there is also a slab hut onsite, and the Big Shed which houses a display of machinery, a butcher and grocery shop.

"Most of our displays are from families from the area," she said.

"History is a passion with them all and we love to share tales with our visitors.

"Visitors enjoy going back in time and remembering items which they themselves used or perhaps belonged to grandparents.

"We are open for community as well as school groups by appointment - otherwise Sunday 10am-2pm."

An added attraction for Seniors Week will be a display by Antique Auto Cars at the Gold Coast Hinterland Heritage Museum, 238 Mudgeeraba Rd, Mudgeeraba, on Wednesday, August 17. The museum will be open 10am-2pm.

"Singing Swagman" Col Boundy will entertain.

Seniors will be admitted free for the day, while adult admission is usually $5.

Phone 0407694653 or 0755963165, or email anne@panitz. com.au for more information.


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